|Given Name(s)||Edgar (Ezekiel) Shooker|
|Place of Birth||Bombay|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||October 9, 1883|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||November 21, 1955|
|Date of Death (Heb)||6 Kislev 5716|
|Age at Death||72|
|Hebrew Name||אדגר אברהם|
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|Inscription (Eng)||EDGAR SHOOKER ABRAHAM|
BORN BOMBAY 9TH OCT. 1883
DIED HONG KONG 21ST NOV. 1955
ERECTED IN MEMORY OF
A GREAT-HEARTED UNCLE
BY HIS LOVING NIECES.
|Inscription (Heb)||פה מצא מנוח ה״מ אדגר אברהם נ״ע נלב״ע ששה לר״ח כסלו התש״טז והיו ימיו שנים ושבעים שנה תנצ״בה|
|Inscription (Other)||“232” on front of slab|
|Historical||According to the 1917 jurors’ list, he was a manager at S. J. David & Co., Ltd. The 1923 list also has him at S. J. David & Co., located at 48B Nathan Road, Kowloon. The 1941 juror’s list has him as an exchange broker with offices at 10 Ice House Street.|
He lived at 99 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong. According to his obituary in the SCMP (November 22, 1955), he was survived by brothers and sisters in Australia and the US. However, as only his nieces are mentioned on his stone, perhaps his siblings had predeceased him. He arrived in Hong Kong from Bombay in 1902. According to an article in the SCMP (May 13, 1956), he was a retired exchange broker.
According to the Hong Kong Heritage Project, the Jewish Recreation Club (JRC) started life as an inspired idea by Elly Kadoorie, who spoke about his vision to Edgar Abraham at the turn of the 20th century.
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