|Given Name(s)||Ellis Joseph|
|Place of Birth||Baghdad|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||circa 1894|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||June 6, 1977|
|Date of Death (Heb)||20 Sivan 5737|
|Age at Death||83|
|Hebrew Name||אליהו יוםף|
|Spouse’s Name||Flora Kate “Mimi” Hayim|
|Father’s Name||Joseph Hayim Shashoua|
|Mother’s Name||Hanini Shashoua née Sasson aka Hannah Hayim (2G23)|
|Title (e.g., Dr)||C.B.E. (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||Brother: Albert Joseph Hayim (2G27). Sister: Mozelle Ruby Abraham (2G26). Sons: Richard Dick “Edward” Hayim (b. November 19, 1911, Shanghai; d. 1984, London), Joseph Hayim Hayim (b. November 19, 1919, Shanghai; d. October 14, 1984, E. Sussex) and George Hayim (b. December 20, 1920, Shanghai; d. January 2, 2011, Sydney). Nephew: Ezekiel Abraham (2H27)|
|Inscription (Eng)||ELLIS JOSEPH HAYIM C.B.E.
DIED 6TH JUNE 1977
AGE 83 YEARS
|Inscription (Heb)||פפ׳ נ׳ ה״מ אליהו יוסף חיים נלב״ע כ׳ סיון התשל״ז והיו ימיו פ״ג שנה תנצב״ה|
|Historical||Judy Green wrote on 6 July 2010:
“I remember Ellis as a very wealthy, grumpy old man. He lived in a big house above Deepwater Bay, with various relatives including Ezekiel Abraham who was his nephew. I think he made his money stockbroking in Shanghai. His son, George, wrote a scathing book about him and the family in general. His [eldest] son, Dick, was gorgeous and kind. Sadly, he died young.”
Henry Barlow wrote on 7 November 2020:
“I met Ellis Hayim when I first visited Hong Kong aged 18 in 1963. I do not remember him as grumpy, but a kindly old man, partly crippled by polio.”
He is mentioned in the book, “Shanghai Grande”. He started up a trust fund along with Sir Victor Sassoon to support the Jewish refugees who were arriving in Shanghai from Europe prior to the start of WWII.
A short video of George Hayim can be found on YouTube:
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