|Given Name(s)||Isaac Ezra|
|Place of Birth|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||circa 1887|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||May 11, 1930|
|Date of Death (Heb)||13 Iyar 5690|
|Age at Death||42|
|Hebrew Name||יצחק עזרא אליהו חזן|
|Spouse’s Name||Sally Isaac|
|Father’s Name||Eliyahu Yitzhak Hazan Hacham|
|Mother’s Name||Leah Isaac|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death||Presumably due to infection from a gunshot wound|
|Other Family Data||Lily Elias Blow (b. May 1, 1914, HK; d. September 16, 2004; Sydney) and John Elias (b. 1915, HK)|
|Inscription (Eng)||IN MEMORY OF|
ISAAC EZRA ELIAS HAZAN
DIED IN HONG KONG 11TH MAY 1930
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.
|Inscription (Heb)||מצבת קבורת המ יצחק עזרא אליהו חזן נע נלבע יום א י”ג אייר התר”ץ והיו ימיו מב שנה תנצבה|
|Inscription (Other)||“146” on bottom front|
|Historical||He was the chazan (cantor) of Ohel Leah Synagogue as was his father before him.|
At approximately 10 pm on the night of January 30, 1930, Isaac was out walking at the back of Essex Crescent in Kowloon Tong when he was accosted by an armed Chinese “highwayman”. (Isaac was living at 66 Parkes Street in Yaumatei.) The robber pulled out a gun and, while Isaac was attempting to pull out his own gun, the robber shot him in the chest. Thinking Isaac was dead, the man robbed him of HK$100 and left the gun behind. Isaac was later taken to Kowloon Hospital by an Indian constable who found him unconscious and he had recovered at first but then died three months later, probably of an infection.
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