|Given Name(s)||R. H. (Reuben Hye) “Papa”|
|Place of Birth||Baghdad|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||February 25, 1860|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||April 28, 1955|
|Date of Death (Heb)||6 Iyar 5715|
|Age at Death||95|
|Hebrew Name||ראובן חי אליהו|
|Spouse’s Name||Irene Elias née Haimovitch|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||Children: Flora Kate “Mimi” Hayim (d. 1893, Shanghai; d. 1966, Rome); Frederick Sassoon “Freddie” Elias (2F2); Vera Hannah Levy (b. 1898, Shanghai; d. 1963, Oak Bay, British Columbia); Edward Leopold “Eddie” Elias (2G17); David Elias (b. December 17, 1901, Shanghai); Reggie Marcus Elias (b. November 21, 1904, Shanghai; d. 1990, London), Arthur Emanuel Elias (b. December 13, 1907, Shanghai; d. August 15, 1910, Weihaiwei) and Ronnie Elias. Son-in-law: Ellis Joseph Hayim (2G24). Daughter-in-law: Martha Elias (2G17)
The Carl Smith archives say that there was one more child, Elles Elias (b. 1891; d. April 8, 1895).
|Inscription (Eng)||IN LOVING MEMORY
R. H. ELIAS
BORN IN BAGHDAD
25TH FEBRUARY 1860
DIED IN HONG KONG
28TH APRIL 1955
|Inscription (Heb)||לזכר עולם מנחת המ ראובן חי אליהו נ״ע נלב״ע ששה לרייח אייר התשט״ו והיו ימיו ששה ותשים שנה תנצ״בה|
|Historical||He came to Hong Kong in 1880 with E.D. Sassoon & Co. The following year he was transferred to Shanghai, where he was with the firm until 1900. He then worked in Shanghai as an assistant for Alex. Bielfeld & Co, Auctioneers, Brokers and Valuers, retiring in 1914. He left Shanghai for Hong Kong in April 1950.
Irene died in Weihai, Shandong province, China in 1911. Arthur died of dysentery.
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