|Surname||Rahamim (aka Raymond)|
|Given Name(s)||Raphael Hayeem|
|Place of Birth||Baghdad|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||circa 1840|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||May 27, 1908|
|Date of Death (Heb)||26 Iyar 5668|
|Age at Death||67|
|Hebrew Name||רפאל חיים רחמים|
|Spouse’s Name||Habibas Raymond née Tawfik|
|Father’s Name||Jacob Rahamim?|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||Daughter: Rachel Raymond Solomon (b. March 16, 1884, Baghdad; d. August 7, 1968, San Carlos, CA)|
|Inscription (Eng)||SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF RAPHAEL HAYEEM RAHAMIM DIED 27TH MAY 1908 AGED 67|
|Inscription (Heb)||מצבת קבורת הם רפאל חיים רחמים נע נפתר יום ד כו אייר חתרסח כז סז שנה תנצבה|
|Historical||Great-great-granddaughter, Jen Traeger, wrote on 3 February 2019:
“According to family lore, Raphael was a rabbi, and aided the sick during the great plague. He survived, but his health was impacted and he passed shortly thereafter. His daughter Rachel married Jacob Haim Solomon in Hong Kong, and they had several children born there, including my grandfather. He and a few of his siblings and his mother immigrated to San Francisco shortly before WW2, but unfortunately some of his siblings and their families endured the Japanese Occupation. Afterward, they also immigrated to San Francisco.”
Habibas’ obituary in Israel’s Messenger, 1 December 1922, page 26 said:
“Mrs. R.H. Raymond, formerly of Hong Kong, passed away on 18th ultimo at her residence 30A Seymour Road at the age of 70.”
It would appear, then, that she didn’t die in HK. There was, however, a Seymour Road in Shanghai. Today, the street is called North Shaanxi Road and it’s the street where Ohel Rachel Synagogue is. So it’s highly likely that she moved up to Shanghai sometime after Raphael died.
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