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Harold Benjamin Nathan (1887–1938)

After a brief illness, Mr Harold B. Nathan, governing director of Patersons Pty. Ltd., furniture warehouse man, died on Tuesday at his home in Toorak. he was aged 50 years and is survived by his widow and two sons—Messrs Maurice and Graham Nathan, each of whom is associated with the business.

Born at Richmond, Mr Nathan succeeded to the control of the business established by his father, Mr Simeon Nathan, and his uncle, Mr George Nathan, and he became one of the most popular members of the industry. His brother, Mr Edley Nathan, was killed in France while a member of the A.I.F., and his two sons are now in the business, Mr Maurice Nathan being a director. The crowning feature of Mr Harold Nathan's business career was the merger brought about only three weeks ago, of Paterson's Pty. Ltd. and Pear's Pty. Ltd.

Mr Nathan's principal interest lay in his business, but he was also a keen bowler and golfer. He was a member of the Yarra Golf Club, the V.R.C., the V.A..T.C., Moonee Valley, and the M.C.C.

The funeral took place yesterday at the Springvale Crematorium.

Owing to the death of Mr Nathan, the Echuca premises of Patersons Pty. Ltd. were closed on Tuesday and yesterday.

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