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Emanuel, Samuel Moses (1803–1868)

from Goulburn Herald (NSW)

Our readers will regret to hear of the death of Mr. Samuel Emanuel at his residence, Fig-tree Cottage, Hyde Park, Sydney, on Saturday last, in the sixty-fifth year of his age. The deceased gentleman came to the colony about thirty-five years ago and commenced business in Sydney. Afterwards, in 1845, he removed to Goulburn and opened the Beehive Store in the premises now occupied by Mr. Fletcher, where he continued some years. His attention to business and the unremitting assistance of his sons here rendered him very successful; and he purchased land opposite the Market square on which he erected the present Beehive Store, which he admitted to be one of the finest business places out of the metropolis. Shortly afterwards he entrusted the management of the store to his second son, the late Mr. S. L. Emanuel, and went to reside in Sydney, where he continued to transact such of the affairs of the firm as required attention there. On the Honorable T. A. Murray being appointed President of the Legislative Council Mr. Emanuel was elected as member of the Assembly for Argyle but after sitting for about two or three years he was defeated at the general election by the present member, Mr. P. Dignam. Although not often speaking in the House, Mr. Emanuel was very attentive, to the interests of his constituents, and devoted much time to acts of personal kindness to many of them. In a high degree he enjoyed the respect and esteem of those who knew him; and in all the relations of life he was a most worthy man. He leaves six children, all grown up. The eldest son is Mr. Solomon Emanuel, and one of his daughters is Mrs. F. S. Cohen, both of this city. His youngest son is Mr. N. Emanuel, who has greatly distinguished himself at the university, and who, we believe, is now studying for the law. Mr. Emanuel also leaves numerous relatives by marriage in different parts of the colony. The funeral took place on Monday.

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'Emanuel, Samuel Moses (1803–1868)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/emanuel-samuel-moses-20660/text31476, accessed 19 June 2019.

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