James Pascoe

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James Pascoe (1863[1] – 1931[2]) was a British-born farmer and political figure in Saskatchewan. He represented Moose Jaw City in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1921 to 1925 as an independent Conservative.

He was born in Cornwall, the son of John Pascoe and Marjorie Wills, and came to Canada around 1870. The family first settled in North Dorchester, Ontario; in 1892, his parents moved to a homestead near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where they spent the rest of their lives. Pascoe acquired his own homestead near Regina around 1883. After four years, he moved to Michigan and then back to Ontario; during this time, he was involved in the lumber business. Pascoe married Mary Olton in 1887. In 1891, he travelled west again, settling on his own homestead near Moose Jaw. He served as chairman of the Local Improvement District surrounding Moose Jaw and then, after he moved his residence to Moose Jaw, as a member of Moose Jaw City Council. Pascoe was mayor of Moose Jaw from 1913 to 1915.[1] He was defeated when he ran for reelection to the provincial assembly in 1925 as a Conservative.[3] Pascoe served as mayor of Moose Jaw again from 1929 until his death in 1931.[4] He died at the age of 68 of a heart attack in a Moose Jaw suburb while attempting to shovel away sand that had been blown around his car by the wind.[2]

His son James Ernest was also a Moose Jaw mayor and served in the Canadian House of Commons.[5]

Electoral results (partial)[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1925: Moose Jaw City
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Labour–Liberal William George Baker 4,704 32.83% Green tickY
Liberal William Erskine Knowles 4,095 28.58% Green tickY
Conservative James Pascoe 2,809 19.60%
Conservative Netson Ross Craig 2,722 18.99%
Total 14,330 100.00%


  1. ^ a b Hawkes, John (1924). The story of Saskatchewan and its people. Volume 2. pp. 1261–3. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  2. ^ a b Larsen, John; Libby, Maurice Richard (2001). Moose Jaw: people, places, history. Coteau Books. p. 97. ISBN 1550501631. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Saskatchewan Election Results By Electoral Division" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  4. ^ "Moose Jaw Mayors". City of Moose Jaw. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  5. ^ Caron History Book Committee (1982). From Buffalo trails to blacktop : a history of the R.M. of Caron #162. p. 309. Retrieved 2012-04-02.