James Heber Hitchcock lived at 47 John Street, Petersham. He was married to Jessie Isabel Goodin at Parramatta in 1890. They had four children. He died on 11 January 1912 aged 46 in a collision between two cars on the corner of Darlington Road and Golden Grove street.
Occupation & interests
Hitchcock was a well-known sportsman. He was the first secretary of the Ascot Racecourse, associated with the Wollongong Race Club.
Hitchcock was a justice of the peace (JP).
Local government service
James Heber Hitchcock was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1904-07, representing Enmore Ward. On the motion of Alderman Hitchcock, camphor laurel trees were planted in Pemmell Street, Metropolitan Road and Edgeware Road, in 1904.
‘Camden Police Court’, Camden News, 30 May 1901, p. 8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article133049798
‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 February 1904, p. 13 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14597058
‘Suburban Treeplanting’, Evening News, 5 October 1904, p. 8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113310125
‘James Hitchcock passes’, Truth, 14 January 1912, p. 3 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article168749212