|Given Name(s)||Jacob Nahum|
|Place of Birth||Odessa|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||April 6, 1907|
|Date of Birth (Heb)||15 Nisan 5667 (should be 22 Nisan 5667)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||April 1, 1961|
|Date of Death (Heb)||15 Nisan 5721|
|Age at Death||53|
|Hebrew Name||יעקב ב״ר נחום|
|Spouse’s Name||Anna Frenkel née Ginsbourg|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||Children: Robert Baruch Frenkel (b. 1939) and Emily Helene Frenkel (b. >1945). Father-in-law: Alexander Ginsbourg (2C8)|
|Inscription (Eng)||IN LOVING MEMORY OF JACOB NAHUM FRENKEL BORN ON 6TH APRIL 1907 DIED ON 1ST APRIL 1961 YOU GAVE LIFE FOR OUR WELFARE FROM WIFE ANNA AND CHILDREN BOBBY AND EMILY|
|Inscription (Heb)||לזכר עולם הם׳ יעקב ב״ר נחום נ״ע נולד ט״ו ניסן תרס״ז נלב״ע ט״ו ניסן תשכ״א|
|Historical||Jacob had an affair with a woman he worked with. Although he maintained his relationship with the woman, he remained with Anna and their children. Five years later, he filed for divorce. Anna and the children eventually moved to Sydney where Anna became a prominent specialist in family law. They lived in the Sydney suburb of Lindfield. She died in 2001 at age 90 and is buried in Macquarie Park Cemetery.
On the 1941 jurors’ list, Jacob is listed as being an overseer at H.K. Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. The company was located at 1/F, 379 Nathan Road, Kowloon.
According to the Carl Smith archive, he came to HK from Shanghai in 1937 (coincident with the evacuation?) and joined H.K. Engineering & Construction. He was born in Odessa and moved to Harbin with his parents after the Russian Revolution. He graduated from Harbin Polytechnic Institute as a railway and civil engineer.
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