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Philip Frankenstein

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Philip Frankenstein (c1833 - 12 March 1908) of P. Frankenstein and Sons (Manchester).

1908 obituary.[1]

The Late Mr Philip Frankenstein.

The Manchester Jewish community has suffered an irreparable loss by the death of Mr. Philip Frankenstein. He was one of the oldest and most respected members of the Manchester Old Hebrew Congregation, and, as showing the high esteem in which he was held, he was elected to the position of warden for fifteen years consecutively. He was likewise one of the trustees and guarantor of the Crumpsall Cemetery.

On his seventieth birthday, five years ago, he was presented by the members of the congregation with his portrait, which in accordance with his wish was hung in the vestry room of the synagogue: and, as a further mark of appreciation of his valuable services, he was presented in June last with an illuminated address. Of a benevolent, amiable, and kind disposition, he was a staunch supporter of most of the charitable and educational institutions of Manchester.

He was the head and founder of the firm of P. Frankenstein and Sons, waterproof garment manufacturers. The funeral took place on Sunday at Crumpsall Cemetery, where a large gathering representing various synagogues and institutions assembled. The Rev. Dr. B. Salomon officiated.

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  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, Friday 20 March 1908, on page 8