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Cohen, Victor Isaac (1870–1935)

All sections of the public, business and sporting life of the town were represented at the funeral yesterday afternoon of Mr. Victor Isaac Cohen, secretary of the Tamworth Jockey Club.

The late Mr. Cohen, who was 65 years, of age was born at Cooma and had resided at Tamworth for about 50 years. Joining the staff of the firm of Nathan Cohen and Co., he took over the control of the firm on the death of Mr. Nathan Cohen.

The late Mr. Cohen took an active interest in sport, playing cricket in his early days. In Tamworth, and later, being a member of the original Tamworth Golf Club, and of the Tamworth Bowling Club. He married in 1901, Miss Ida Cohen, who is well known in many charitable movements in the Tamworth district, and who survives him. He is survived also by his three sons, Messrs. George, Nathan and Alan Cohen, all of whom reside at Tamworth; a brother, Mr. Arthur Cohen, and a sister, Miss Linda Cohen, both of Melbourne.

The service at the home and later at the graveside, was conducted by the Rev. Rabbi I. Morris, of the Newcastle, Synagogue. Victor Cohen, he said, was kind, genial and unaffected to all, a man of sincerity, public spirited, broadminded, benevolently inspired, and responsive to all appeals for worthy and charitable efforts. All sections of the community respected him. In his personality he combined the best traits of the Jew and the Australian; and he commanded the admiration of all associated with him.

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'Cohen, Victor Isaac (1870–1935)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cohen-victor-isaac-21802/text31911, accessed 25 August 2019.

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