Elias, Sophie

2A18 - Sophie Elias
Plot Location 2A18
Surname Elias
Given Name(s) Sophie
Place of Birth
Date of Birth (Eng) circa 1895
Date of Birth (Heb)
Date of Death (Eng) January 4, 1981
Date of Death (Heb) 28 Tevet 5741
Age at Death 85
Hebrew Name שמחה אליהו
Spouse’s Name Isaac Ezekiel Elias ?
Father’s Name Ezekiel Gubbay
Mother’s Name Katie Gubbay née Elias (2B11)
Other Surnames
Sex F
Marital Status M
Maiden Name Gubbay
Title (e.g., Dr)
Religious Status (כ/ל/י)
Cause of Death
Other Family Data Brother: Harry Ezekiel Gubbay (b. February 16, 1911, HK; d. July 8, 1989, Nottingham, UK). Siblings: Albert Gubbay, Rosie Gubbay, Nellie Gubbay and Lily Gubbay and Penny Gubbay.
Inscription (Eng) MRS. SOPHIE ELIAS
DIED 4TH JAN 1981
AGE 85 YEARS
Inscription (Heb) פ׳נ׳ המ׳ שמחה אליהו נלב״ע יום כ״ח טבת התשמ״א והיו ימיה פ״ה שנה ת׳נ׳צ׳ב׳ה׳
Inscription (Other)
Historical According to a report in the SCMP on February 7, 1918, Sophie was charged with the theft of a gold watch valued then at HK$65 from a Mrs. Lau Chang Ping of 29 Caine Road. Sophie apparently went to Mrs. Lau’s house to ask the woman to buy some lottery tickets in aid of charity. Sophie was let off with severe caution.

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