As soon as I saw the Sepia Saturday prompt this week, two photos of my great grandfather, James E Pilgrim, immediately came to mind.
" A 6ft 8" eagle hawk, which was shot with a pea-rifle. The first shot winged him and it took 8 more shots to bring him to the ground. (Feb 1930)"
Lorna and James E Pilgrim
|James E Pilgrim with a 6 foot snake he killed|
Almondale - Winiam
Thursday August 24 1950
Mr. J.E. Pilgrim
Sympathy was expressed in the Winiam district last Monday when it was learned of the sudden passing of a popular identity in the person of Mr James Pilgrim, orchardist, at the age of 70 years. The late Mr Pilgrim was born near Gawler, South Australia, and came to Winiam with his parents at the age of two years, marrying Miss Mabel Geyer in August, 1907.
In his younger days he was a very keen cricketer and was a member of the famous Pilgrim cricket team, and also played for Nhill and district in a match against Geelong at Nhill. Deceased was also a good footballer and pianist.
For about thirty years he had conducted an orchard at Winiam and took a keen interest in the Nhill A & P Society, as an exhibitor carrying off many prizes for his fruit and vegetables.
The late Mr Pilgrim was sitting on a log talking to some friends when he collapsed. Sympathy is extended to his wife and children in their sudden bereavement, namely Eva (Mrs A Scott, Bendigo), Lloyd (Winiam), Hazel (Winiam), Edna (Mrs J. Muller, Winiam) and Lorna (Winiam). He was a member of a large family, having six brothers and four sisters, viz. Mark (Bordertown), Bert (dec), Bob (Winiam), Ned (Winiam), Perc (Winiam), Bill (dec), Mrs E Muller (Kinimakatka), Mrs Westendorf (dec), Mrs Weir (S.A. dec) and Emma (dec).
The burial took place in the Winiam Cemetary last Tuesday, the service being conducted by the Rev. C.R. Addinsall, of the Nhill Methodist Church. Mr J.T. Whitehead was the funeral director.
You can also read about his father, James Pilgrim senior (my great great grandfather) here.
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