|Given Name(s)||Montague Levien|
|Place of Birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||April 4, 1847|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||June 4, 1887|
|Date of Death (Heb)|
|Age at Death||40|
|Father’s Name||Edward Salamon|
|Mother’s Name||Henrietta Levien|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||He was the third eldest of seven children that included Harriett Ann (b. July 21, 1842; d. October 1925), Francis Edward (b. March 19, 1845; d. September 25, 1850), Florence Matilda (b. March 28, 1849; d. October 29, 1850), Maude Philippa (b. January 17, 1852; d. July 18, 1909), Isabella Annette (December 8, 1854; October 3, 1933) and John Benson (b. December 13, 1856; March 21, 1859).|
Florence died on George Street (presumably in Sydney) of a “severe illness”, age 19 months. John died at home on Victoria Terrace in Wooloomooloo, age 2 years and 3 months.
MONTAGUE LEVIEN SALAMON
EDWARD & HENRIETTA SALAMON
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JUNE 4TH 1887.
AGED 40 YEARS
BORN APRIL 4TH 1847 AT SYDNEY
N. S. WALES.
|Inscription (Other)||“36” on LHS of headstone|
|Historical||In the 1884 jurors’ list, his name appears as “Montague La Vigue Salamon”. He was a shipbroker in partnership with George Holmes. The firm was known as Holmes & Salamon.|
The Salamon family were pioneers of the Sydney Jewish Community in NSW. Edward was a prominent auctioneer. He was born in 1810 and died in 1860. Henrietta was born in England and came to Australia with her family in 1833. Her brother, John James Levien, was exiled to Van Diemen’s Land in 1832 for presenting a forged banknote. She died in NSW on August 12, 1888 at age 68. (Another source states she died on June 5, 1864.)
Montague may have been named after his grandfather, Moses Salamon, who died two years before he was born.
According to a cousin of a cousin, Babs O’Connor, Maude seems to be the only child who had children. She married the Hon. Henry de Bohun Devereux on July 17, 1872, at St. Mark’s Church, Darling Point, NSW, Australia. They had 10 children together.
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