Elias, Sophie

Plot Location2A18
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 Death85
Hebrew Nameשמחה אליהו
Spouse’s NameIsaac Ezekiel Elias ?
Father’s NameEzekiel (E. S.) Gubbay
Mother’s NameKatie Elias Gubbay (2B11)
Other Surnames 
Marital StatusM
Maiden NameGubbay
Title (e.g., Dr) 
Religious Status (כ/ל/י) 
Cause of Death 
Other Family DataBrother: 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
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) 
HistoricalAccording 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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