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Maurice Simonstein (1862–1900)

The Argus of the 16th instant says: Mr. Maurice Simonstein (better known as Mr. J. Morris), advance representative of Fitzgerald Brothers' circus, which is at present in Sydney, died in a remarkably sudden manner last night. The deceased, who was thirty-eight years of age, has been in Melbourne a few days making arrangements for the appearance of the circus, and was staying at the Ballarat Star Hotel, Swanston-street. He had not been in his usual health, and went to a chemist on Saturday and bought a bottle of indigestion mixture, of which be took only one dose. Last evening he went out for a walk with Mr. Frank M. Jones, who is also associated with Fitzgerald Brothers, and during the walk he complained of feeling very ill. Mr. Jones suggested that he should return to the hotel, and he did so, and went upstairs to his bedroom. Mr. Stirling, L.R.C.S., was sent for, but Mr. Simonstein was dead when he arrived.

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Life Summary [details]




14 October, 1900 (aged ~ 38)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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