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Harry Solomon Levy (1860–1918)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Mr. Harry S. Levy, for many years a familiar figure in Sydney commercial circles, and a generous contributor to charitable and patriotic objects, died early yesterday morning at his residence, Hillside, Edgecliff-road, Woollahra. Mr. Levy was 58 years of age, and for about two years had been in ill-health, suffering from aneurism of the heart. He was a son of the late Mr. L. W. Levy, M.L.C., and was born at West Maitland. For nearly 40 years he had been connected with the firm of Elliott Bros., Ltd., manufacturing chemists, and, on the resignation of the late Mr. Norman S. Cohen about six years ago, was appointed managing director of the firm. He was also interested in many other large business concerns in the city, and took a prominent part in the management of several. Amongst other firms, he was a director of the Newcastle Wallsend Coal Company, the Perpetual Trustee Company, the Rosehill Racecourse Company, and Shirley Ltd. Formerly he was a director of the Australian Gaslight Company. The late Mr. Levy's favourite recreation was golf, and he was at one time a familiar figure on the Rose Bay course. He was well known also as a supporter of the leading race clubs. His active and financial support was given to many public movements, and he served on numerous committees. About 28 years ago he married a daughter of the late Mr. Jacobs, of Melbourne, who, with their two daughters Misses Molly and Betty Levy, survives him. Mr. Levy visited Europe several times, the most recent occasion being in 1914, when the outbreak of war found him in England with his family. Mr. Septimus Levy, of Messrs David Cohen and Co. (at present in London), is a brother of the deceased, and Mrs. George J. Cohen and Mrs. Neville Cohen are sisters. Other brothers and sisters reside in England. The funeral will leave Hillside, Edgecliff-road, at 9.45 o'clock this morning, and a special train leaving at 10.55 will convey it to Rookwood Cemetery, where the service will be conducted by Rabbi Cohen.

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13 October, 1860
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia


4 December, 1918 (aged 58)
Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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