Search Our Database

 First Name:  Last Name:

  • Advanced Search
  • Surnames
  • What's New

  • Headstones by name
  • Headstones by cemetery
  • War Memorials
  • Cemetery Photos
  • Cemetery Histories
  • Holocaust Memorials
  • Items of interest

  • Places
  • Calendar
  • Reports
  • Sources
  • Contact Us

  • Admin Only

  • Log In

  • TOPLITZ Melville Samson

    TOPLITZ Melville Samson

    Male 1873 - 1921  (48 years)

    Personal Information    |    PDF

    • Name TOPLITZ Melville Samson 
      Born 1873 
      Gender Male 
      Died 10 May 1921 
      • Mr Toplitz died suddenly at Hong Kong, China. He was traveling in the Orient on business and pleasure according to an announcement in the New York Times 13 May 1921.
      • Melville S. Toplitz died 10 May 1921. He had arrived in Hong Kong on 8 May 1921. He was buried 11 May 1921 in the Jewish cemetery in Hong Kong with full Jewish ritual upon advice by the officers of the local synagogue. A State Dept Representative was present at the ceremony. On 13 May 1921, a member of the House of Representatives, Julius Kahn, sent a letter to the American Consul asking that the body be returned to the US for burial. On 16 May 1921, the American Consul in HongKong sent a telegram reporting that the burial had taken place on 11 May with full Jewish Ritual. On 23 May 1921, the consulate wrote to Julius Kahn to explain what had taken place, and asked for reimbursement of $14.45 for the telegram. On 24 May 1921, the received a telegram from the American Consul General in HK, asking if the family wanted to have the body exhumed, and also requested $300 to cover expenses already incurred and avoid the sale of the effects [long list attached]. On 28 May 1921, The State Dept. informed Julius Kahn about the telegram. On 15 June, the State Dept. received another telegram from the American Consul stating that the [disinterred] remains were shipped 6 June aboard the steamer Salier and were due to arrived.
        [Info supplied by N. Biederman]
      Buried 11 May 1921  Happy Valley Jewish Cemetery, Hong Kong Find all individuals with events at this location 
      • Inscription: The internal organs of M S TOPLITZ 10 May 1921.
      • Melville Toplitz was buried at Hills of Eternity Cemetery, San Mateo County, California USA with other members of his family.

        The burial took place two months after his death in Hong Kong.
      Toplitz, Melville Samson
      Toplitz, Melville Samson
      Ref: 129
      Person ID I2574
      Last Modified 12 Oct 2008 


    Copyright ©  2006 - 2020
    Site created by G.Laws. A. Shire. All rights reserved. | This site powered by TNG