Somekh, Maurice Muir Percival

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Plot Location 2E10
Surname Somekh
Given Name(s) Maurice Muir Percival
Place of Birth Shanghai
Date of Birth (Eng) June 10, 1919
Date of Birth (Heb) 12 Sivan 5679
Date of Death (Eng) September 22, 1923
Date of Death (Heb) 12 Tishrei 5684
Age at Death 4
Hebrew Name משה מאיר בן ציון
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Father’s Name Bension Aaron Somekh
Mother’s Name Kittie Judah
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Sex M
Marital Status S
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Other Family Data Brothers: Jacob G Somekh aka Gerald Someck (b. January 21, 1911, Shanghai) and Albert A. Somekh aka Alexander Someck (b. March 3, 1915, Shanghai; d. November 1976, Surrey, UK)
Inscription (Eng) IN EVER LOVING MEMORY
OF
MAURICE MUIR PERCIVAL
THE DEARLY BELOVED SON OF
MR. & MRS. B.A. SOMEKH
BORN IN SHANGHAI
ON THE 10TH OF JUNE 1919.
DIED IN HONG KONG
ON THE 22ND OF SEPTEMBER 1923.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE
Inscription (Heb) מצבת קבורת הילד משה מאיר בן ציון סומך נולד י׳ב סיון תרעט ונלבע יום ש״ק י׳ב תשרי תרפד תנצב׳ה
Inscription (Other) “134” centered on face of black slab
Historical His parents were married in Ohel Leah Synagogue on February 27, 1910.

When B. A. Somekh died in 1927, he left an estate (mostly in Shanghai) of over a million taels, which would have been equivalent to more than US$22 million. In 2017, that would be valued at more than US$300 million.

The Somekh Building, located at 149 Yuanmingyuan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, would have been theirs at the time. It most likely was expropriated by the Chinese government in 1949.
Alexander was briefly married to Masha Klatchko, the daughter of Michael Klatchko (2J12).

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