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Sidney Jacob Nathan (1860–1917)

The many friends of Mr. Sidney J. Nathan will learn with regret of his death, which occurred this morning, shortly after nine o'clock. Mr. Nathan had been unwell for some time, but none the less his death was somewhat unexpected. He was born in Sydney 56 years ago. but was taken home to London by his parents when a few weeks old. He was educated at Edmonton College, London, and later came to New Zealand, where he was with his brother, the late Mr. A. H. Nathan, in the well known wholesale grocery business, Customs Street. Another brother is Mr. Walter Nathan, of Wellington. Deceased married Miss Baume, sister of the late Mr. F. E. Baume. There is one daughter. Mrs. G. Bickerton Fisher, wife of Lieutenant Fisher, at present in camp at Featherston.

Mr. Sidney Nathan was Consul at Auckland for Norway and Sweden until those countries separated, and had since then been Swedish Consul. He was a prominent member of the Hebrew congregation in this city, and at one time president. He was also president of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, trustee of the Auckland Savings Bank, having been president for one year. Mr. Nathan was director of a number of companies in Auckland, including A. H. Nathan. Ltd. G. R. Maxwell and Co., Dominion Portland Cement Co., Taupiri Coal Co. and the E. and F. Piano Co. Deceased took an active interest in anything connected with the progress of Auckland.

The cortege will leave deceased's late residence, O'Rorke Street, at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday for Waikumete Cemetery.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


5 November, 1917 (aged ~ 57)
Auckland, New Zealand

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