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Rev. Mark Louis Harris

Rev Mark Louis Harris:

(may be known as Mordechai ben Eleazer Hertz.)

Date of Birth ?

Place of Birth ?

Place of Death and buried in Bulowayo, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). The grave has been located by Keith Blumgart, Dates, and details being sought at present.

Married Esther Rachel Posner (? Dates, ? where, ? related to Jacob Posener, who worked with MLH in Johannesburg))

He was minister at Exeter for three months in 1874. (In: Rabbi Susser's book "The Jews of Devon and Cornwall". Source: Exeter Synagogue minutes.)

Apparently he was also Rev/Rabbi at Sunderland and Hanley synagogues:

? Dates.

10.2.1889: Rev Mark Louis Harris of Kimberley, was appointed minister to the Witwatersrand hebrew congregation. In March 1890 daily services, morning and evening, were instituted.

1890: Principal of Johannesburg Jewish School, under the supervision of the Hebrew Educational Board. (Vice Principal Jacob Posener)

ML Harris went to Lichtenburg: ? Dates After Jamison Raid (p173 Saron & Hotz)

New Information from 'The Jewish Victorian', Doreen Berger:

[From the 'Jewish Chronicle'.]


The Rev. M. Harris of Exeter was among victims of the railway accident at Hornby Junction. Great kindness was shown to him by a Christian gentleman, Mr Cocking. When Mr Cocking ascertained Mr Harris was a Jew he went to Sheffield and obtained the services of Rev. Mr Tuchman, minister of the congregation. 18.12.1874

The Rev. Mark Harris, who received severe spinal injuries in a railway accident which occurred near Sheffield, has been removed from Holmes Station Hotel to London, in order more attention can be paid to the patient, who lies in a precarious condition. 1.1.1875 (Jewish World)

Mr Harris, a Jewish minister of Exeter, has received £800 as compensation for personal injuries and losses sustained by him in a railway accident which occurred on the Midland railway line. 19.11.1875.

The Rev. M. L. Harris begs to return his sincere thanks to members of Portsea Hebrew Congregation for having elected him. 29.12.1876 (Jewish World)



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