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Myer, Elcon (1875–1938)

Mr. Elcon B. Myer, chairman of the Myer Emporium Ltd., died in the Mercy Hospital, East Melbourne, tonight. He was 62 years of age.

Mr. Myer's health had prevented him from giving constant attention to business for some time. Late last year he took a trip to South Africa, acting on medical advice, but on returning a few weeks ago his health became worse, and he entered hospital.

On the death of his brother, Mr. Sydney Myer, in 1934, Mr. Myer was appointed joint managing director of the Myer Emporium, and later, when Mr. E. Lee Neil died, assumed the position of chairman of the company.

Mr. Myer was married twice, and two sons of the first marriage survive him. One, Mr. Leslie Myer, is an associate director of the Myer Emporium. The other is engaged in literary work in England.

The funeral will be held on Sunday.

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'Myer, Elcon (1875–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 September 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Baevski, Elcon

4 December 1875
Mogilev, Belarus


18 February 1938
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (not specified)

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