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Levinson, Hyman (1834–1905)

from Jewish Herald (Vic)

Our brethren in St Kilda have recently suffered greatly by the removal from among them by death of some of the most prominent members of that important community. The most recent of these losses is, we regret to say, that of Mr Hyman Levinson, who died on 21st April at his late residence, Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda, in his seventy first year. Mr Levinson arrived in Melbourne in 1854, and at once went to Ballarat, where he remained for twenty-three years, being there during the exciting times of the Eureka Stockade. He took a prominent part in all public movements in Ballarat, and was at different times president of the local hospital and orphan asylum. Mr Levinson was one of the founders of the Ballarat Hebrew Congregation, and was for many years intimately associated with all its communal activities, the education of the young being a subject which attracted his special interest. In 1877 he came to Melbourne, and with Mr E. E. Stanfeld established the firm of Steinfeld, Levinson and Co., with which he remained connected till 1888, when he retired from business. Since then he has lived quietly at St Kilda. On the 14th April he was seized with an apoplectic attack, and from the first his medical attendant held out no hope. He leaves a widow and twelve children.

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