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Hannah Jacobs (1838–1909)

from Jewish Herald

It is with deep regret that we have to record the death of Mrs. Hannah Jacobs, wife of Mr. Isaac Jacobs, which occurred on the 1st inst. at her late residence, "Airlie," St. Kilda-road. The event was all the more distressing from its great suddenness, the deceased lady, although 69 years old, having been apparently in excellent health up to within an hour of the heart failure to which she succumbed. Mrs. Jacobs was greatly beloved by a large circle of friends for the gentleness and amiability of her character, and profound sympathy is felt by the whole community with Mr. Jacobs, one of the most prominent, charitable, and generally esteemed members of Melbourne Jewry, in his severe bereavement. Mrs. Jacobs leaves nine children, the best known of whom are Mr. L. I. Jacobs (managing director of the States Tobacco Company), Mrs. Isaacs (wife of Mr. Justice Isaacs), Mrs. Harry Levy (of Sydney), Mr. Arthur Jacobs (of Messrs. Levy and Co., Melbourne), and Mr. A. Jacobs, barrister. The remains of the deceased lady were interred on the 2nd inst. in the St. Kilda Cemetery. The funeral was a large and representative one, and the ritual service was performed by Rabbi Dr. Abrahams, acting for the Dev. J. Danglow, who is absent from the State.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Woolf, Hannah

Brighton, Sussex, England


1 December, 1909 (aged ~ 71)
St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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