Blumenthal, Bessie

Plot Location4A3
SurnameBlumenthal
Given Name(s)Bessie
Place of Birth 
Date of Birth (Eng)October 18, 1909
Date of Birth (Heb) 
Date of Death (Eng)November 16, 1909
Date of Death (Heb) 
Age at DeathLess than one month
Hebrew Name 
Spouse’s Name 
Father’s NameNathan Blumenthal
Mother’s NameRose Blumenthal
Other Surnames 
SexF
Marital StatusS
Maiden Name 
Title (e.g., Dr) 
Religious Status (כ/ל/י) 
Cause of Death 
Other Family DataA sister, Goldina Blumenthal (4A4), born one year after she died, also died six months later. The Blumenthals had four more children — David Gray (b. June 14, 1905; d. October 20, 2000, CA), Leon (b. 1916; d. 1991), Cecilia (b. ?; d. ?) and Billie (b. 1914; d. 2011, Caloundra, QLD).
Inscription (Eng)IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
BESSIE
THE DEARLY BELOVED DAUGHTER
OF
MR. & MRS. N. BLUMENTHAL
BORN OCT. 18, 1909
DIED NOV. 16, 1909.
Inscription (Heb) 
Inscription (Other)“107” on LHS of headstone
HistoricalAccording to a birth notice in the Hong Kong Telegraph (October 19, 1909), she was born at 9:15 pm at College Chambers. It was located at 9 Seymour Terrace.

Nathan Blumenthal was the manager of the Astor House Hotel at 13 Queen’s Road Central.

David married American Leona Elizabeth March Rees in Hong Kong on January 9, 1934. In 1936, he owned the Marcel Bakery and Confectionery, 70 Nathan Road, Kowloon.

Leon Blumenthal joined the the Prisons Department on 15 Aug 1935 and retired in 1965 from the post of Senior Superintendent (which was the next highest rank under the charge of Commissioner at that time) to Australia.

Cecilia married Hywel Owen Davies (son of the late Captain & Mrs. Edward John Davies of Caerphilly, South Wales) on March 14, 1933. Their mother had already passed away by that time.

Billie married Arthur Boyd Henry in St. John’s Cathedral on October 17, 1935. She was a teacher and he was a journalist. Arthur was born in Kobe, Japan in 1907. During the war, he served as a corporal for the British forces and was captured by the Japanese in Singapore. After the war ended, he and Billie moved to Brisbane. They had four children (Janet, Katrina, Sandy and Nana).

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