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Elcon Myer (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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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Baevski, Elcon

4 December, 1875
Mogilev, Belarus


18 February, 1938 (aged 62)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (not specified)

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