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Benjamin Stanhope (Bennie) Cohen (1857–1926)

The death is announced by cable on January 8, at 11 Stanley crescent, Notting Hill, London, of Mr. Bennie S. [Benjamin Stanhope] Cohen, eldest son of the late Hon. Edward Cohen, of East Melbourne, aged 68 years, who for many years represented East Melbourne in the Legislative Assembly, and was Minister of Customs and Mayor of Melbourne. For some years Mr. Cohen was a member of the Melbourne Stock Exchange, and he founded the London firm of Bennie S. Cohen & Son, of Lloyds. Mr. Cohen leaves a widow, son, and daughter. His brother is Mr. Arthur Cohen (W. D. and H. O. Wills), and his three sisters are Mrs. A. D. Hart, Mrs. John Jacobs, and Mrs. Montague Cohen, all of Melbourne.

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'Cohen, Benjamin Stanhope (Bennie) (1857–1926)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 26 July 2024.

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10 December, 1857
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


8 January, 1926 (aged 68)
London, Middlesex, England

Cause of Death

heart disease

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