Burial register ID: 12813
Surname: JAGO
First name: JAMES
Middle names:
Gender: Male
Age: 53 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 09-Sep-1915
Date of burial: 11-Sep-1915

Block: 193
Plot: 6

Bio contributor: David Murray

James Jago (c.1852 – 1915)

[From the Personal Column, The Evening Star, 10 September 1915, page 5]
“Everybody in Dunedin knew Mr James Jago, personally or by name, and his ability as a singer was acknowledged not only throughout Otago but also in the north, he having on several occasions visited Christchurch, Wellington, Wanganui, and other places, to take leading work in oratorio, or opera; so it may be fairly assumed that his death will be regretted throughout the Dominion – sincerely regretted, for “Jim” (his surname was not necessary for distinctive purposes) was a good-natured and sociable man who thought no evil of anybody, and probably did more gratuitous singing for public charities than anyone else who could be mentioned. He was a good singer, gifted with a commanding first-bass voice that by constant use was always reliable, and although he never studied very assiduously, he possessed in no small degree the ability to interpret, in witness of which statement we put forward the fact that he was the best amateur Elijah ever heard in New Zealand.

“He served his apprenticeship in The Evening Star office as a compositor, became a linotype operator when the machines came here, and he held a “frame” in this office until the end of May last year (1914) when symptoms of ill-health manifested themselves, and he went up to Ekatahuna. Gradually he grew worse and pernicious anemia took hold of him and he died this afternoon [19 September 1915] in Dunedin. His fellow workmen are very sorry. His wife, who was Miss Elder, survives him. There are no children.”

There are 6 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
CARTER RICHARD 45 Years 09-Jul-1889 11-Jul-1889
JAGO FREDERICK PEAKE 68 Years 30-Dec-1940 31-Dec-1940
JAGO JAMES 53 Years 09-Sep-1915 11-Sep-1915
JAGO JOHN WESLEY 74 Years 19-Nov-1904 21-Nov-1904
JAGO MARGARET POLLOCK 77 Years 23-Jan-1908 25-Jan-1908
MACKIE ANNIE SCOTT 32 Years 09-Nov-1888 11-Nov-1888