James Dickson SALTON
- Born: Abt 1866, East Linton, Midlothian, Scotland
- Marriage: Margaret GRAY in 1901
- Died: 1922, Otautau, Southland, New Zealand aged about 56
Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume IV, Issue 178, 29 September 1908, Page 5
Otautau Town Board.
The statutory meeting of the new board was held on Wednesday evening when all the members were in attendance. The clerk, who occupied the chair, asked for nominations for chairman. Mr King proposed Mr James D. Salton, this being seconded by Mr Ford, and there being no other nominations. Mr Salton was declared unanimously elected. Mr Salton returned thanks, and promised to promote in every way in his power the interests of the town.
Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume XVII, Issue 870, 14 March 1922, Page 3
MR J. D. SALTON. Although. Mr, Salton was known to have been in indifferent health for a considerable time, his death on Tuesday afternoon last came with an unexpected shock. The late Mr Salton was widely known throughout Southland, his duties for the past ten or twelve years as Government Valuator having brought him in contact with a great number of both town and country people. Mr Salton was a native of East Linton, not far from the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, and came out to the Dominion in the ship "Caroline" in May, 1883, Then 17 years of age. For a time he, worked for his late brother .Andrew, subsequently joining him in partnership. Mr Andrew Salton died at his home,, Pentlands, in Scotts Gap, on :Bth August, 1913. After severing partnership Mr Salton farmed on his own account
James married Margaret GRAY in 1901. (Margaret GRAY was born about 1866 and died in 1946.)