|Given Name(s)||Lewis Albert|
|Place of Birth||Bethnal Green, London, UK|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||February 28, 1881|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||July 15, 1940|
|Date of Death (Heb)||9 Tammuz 5700|
|Age at Death||59|
|Hebrew Name||לויס אלברת|
|Spouse’s Name||Agnes Tobias (1D7)|
|Father’s Name||Philip Tobias|
|Mother’s Name||Louisa Nathan|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||Siblings: Rosina Elizabeth Tobias Hammond (b. March 29, 1871, Hackney; d. June 22, 1955, Essex, UK), Henry Israel Tobias (b. 1874, Hackney; d. February 29, 1960, Essex, UK), Beatrice Ada Tobias (b. December 4, 1876, Bethnal Green; d. August 26, 1942, Essex, UK) and Isidore Tobias (b. April 3, 1878, Bethnal Green; d. March 4, 1947, Hempstead, NY)|
He had no children.
|Inscription (Eng)||IN LOVING MEMORY OF|
MY BELOVED HUSBAND
LEWIS ALBERT TOBIAS
BORN 29TH FEBRUARY 1884
DIED 15TH JULY 1940
|Inscription (Heb)||לזכר עולם פה מצא מנוח ה”מ לויס אלבת תובאיז נ”ע נלב”ע תשעה לחדש תמוז שנת הת”ש תנצב”ה|
|Historical||Year of birth on stone is incorrect.|
According to his obituary, he arrived in Shanghai in 1911. There, he worked as an optician at N. Lazarus on Nanking Road along with a Mrs. H. Tobias. This was Julia Tobias, who was married to his brother, Harry (Henry). Julia was the daughter of optician Nathan Lazarus.
He stayed in Shanghai for six months before moving to Hong Kong. In the 1919 jurors’ list, he is reported as working for Lazarus & Co. In the 1923 jurors’ list, he is reported as being an optician and working for the same company. H. Tobias was the proprietor of N. Lazarus, located at 1A, D’Aguilar Street, Central.
He was the president of the Jewish Recreation Club and was a senior active member of Zetland Lodge. He was also a familiar and popular figure at the Happy Valley Racecourse.
He lived at 13 St. Stephens Lane. He later lived at Felix Villas in Pokfulam.
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