Hayim, Ellis Joseph

Plot Location2G24
Given Name(s)Ellis Joseph
Place of BirthBaghdad
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 Death83
Hebrew Nameאליהו יוםף
Spouse’s NameFlora Kate “Mimi” Hayim
Father’s NameJoseph Hayim Shashoua
Mother’s NameHanini Sasson aka Hannah Hayim (2G23)
Other Surnames 
Marital StatusW
Maiden Name 
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 DataBrother: 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.
Inscription (Heb)פפ׳ נ׳ ה״מ אליהו יוסף חיים נלב״ע כ׳ סיון התשל״ז והיו ימיו פ״ג שנה תנצב״ה
Inscription (Other) 
HistoricalJudy 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 as 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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