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Jacques Albert (1850–1914)

Mr. Jacques Albert, formerly principal of the firm of Albert and Son, music warehousemen, of this city, whose sudden death while on a visit to Mackay, Queensland, was announced on Saturday, was born at Fribourg, Switzerland, in 1850. In 1879 he went to Moscow, where he lived for five years, following his occupation as an horological engineer, and devoting a good deal of time to research in electrical mechanics. He arrived in Sydney at the end of 1884, accompanied by his family, and, on account of his early musical training, started a music shop in a very small way in Enmore. He was later able to secure a larger shop in King-street, Newtown, and in 1890 opened a music shop in King-street, city. In 1893 he took his son, Frank Albert, into partnership, and in 1896 transferred to him the whole of his interests in the business. Mr Albert has written various books on vegetarianism, of which for the last five or six years he was an earnest disciple.

At the time of his death Mr. Albert was on his way to Townsville, and 24 hours previously appeared to be in perfect health. Mr. Albert was twice married, and has left a widow and three children.

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1 January, 1850
Fribourg, Switzerland


9 July, 1914 (aged 64)
Mackay, Queensland, Australia

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