Wolff, David Jacob

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Plot Location 4D7
Surname Wolff
Given Name(s) David Jacob
Place of Birth London (Wandsworth)
Date of Birth (Eng) March 21, 1904
Date of Birth (Heb)  
Date of Death (Eng) July 30, 1935
Date of Death (Heb)  
Age at Death 31
Hebrew Name  
Spouse’s Name Raya Wolff née Ratkevich
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Other Surnames  
Sex M
Marital Status M
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Title (e.g., Dr)  
Religious Status (כ/ל/י)  
Cause of Death Suicide (jumped mid-harbour from the Star Ferry)
Other Family Data Daughter: Mary Wolff Pearson (probably living in Victoria, Australia)
Inscription (Eng) DAVID JACOB WOLFF
30TH JULY 1935
Inscription (Heb)  
Inscription (Other) Inscription on front of top slab: B.J. & Co. 158
Historical He was the leader of the Gloucester Trio at the Gloucester Hotel. In 1929, he was a musician on the S.S. Resolute.

His daughter married Frederick Alfred Pearson and they had three children together. He also had a child from a previous marriage. One was named Gregory John Pearson.

His wife may have been from Russia but then moved with her family to Harbin. An Issak Grygoryevich Ratkevich and Elizaveta Berkovich Ratkevich are buried there. She may have died in Melbourne, Australia.

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