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Name: RAPHAEL, Philip Abraham 'Bittie'

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Death Date: 15 Apr 1925 Nairobi

First Date: 1906

Profession: Very well known businessman, auctioneer, general merchant, cabinet maker, wheelwright, and Land Agent he also became a General Agent. Member of first Convention of Associations & Nairobi Chamber of Commerce

Area: Nairobi, 1922 c/o Ambrose Smith, Nairobi

Married: In Nairobi 31 Mar 1907 Gertrude Jacobs 'Gertie' d. 24 Feb 1968 Durban

Children: Audrey Hermione (24.10.1907); Marian Leila (Nairobi 29.4.1909-20.2.1910)

Book Reference: Gillett, SE, HBEA, KAD, Playne, Drumkey, Red 22, Jews, Advertiser, Gazette, Globe, Barnes, Glimpses, Leader14, mini-SITREP XXXIII, Red Book 1912, Hut, Red 25

General Information:

In 1907 he was secretary of the Zionist Association and President of the Hebrew Congregation and at one time he was Treasurer of Parklands Sports Club.
Playne - Group photograph of the Colonists' Association of British East Africa
Playne - Sheer pluck and hard work will tell in any part, and Mr P.A. Raphael may be congratulated on the way he has worked himself up to his present position. Messrs Raphael Ltd. which he established in 1908 as auctioneers, general merchants, upholsterers, cabinet-makers, wheelwrights, blacksmiths, house and estate agents, indent agents, official brokers and commission agents, occupy premises known as the "White House", situated in a central position in Govt. Rd., Nairobi. ........ The business was turned into a limited company in October 1908, and at present it has no other branches. Four Europeans, 12 Indians and about 8 natives are employed. ...... Mr Raphael is the managing director, and Mr J. Tate is secretary (with a seat on the board). Mr Raphael has had 17 years' similar experience in Johannesburg, and is a member of the Committee of the Nairobi Chamber of Commerce and the Colonists' Association, Treasurer of the Parklands Sports Club, President of the Hebrew Congregation, and Secretary of the Zionist Association.
Jews - President of the Nairobi Hebrew Congregation in 1912-13 and 1918-19
Advertiser - 17/9/1909 - Raphael & Co. - unable to meet their engagements - meeting of Creditors - in liquidation.
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Nairobi District - P.A. Raphael, Auctioneer
The Globe Trotter 6/3/07 - On Sunday March 31st the Jewish Ceremony of marriage was for the first time celebrated in Nairobi. The happy couple were Miss Gertrude Jacobs and Mr Phil A. Raphael, both from South Africa. Mr Woolf Sulski officiated at the wedding and everything went off smoothly ……….. Mr Raphael is the Hon. Secretary of the Zionist Association recently formed here. 
Barnes - Nairobi South Cemetery - Philip A. Raphael, died 15 April 1925 and his wife 'Gertie' who died in Durban 24 Feb 1968 and of Marian Leila Raphael, died 20 Feb 1910 aged 11 months
Glimpses - Died in Nairobi on April 15th 1925
mini-SITREP XXXIII - Legion of Frontiersmen - 1912 - Quartermaster Sergeant - P.A. Raphael
Red Book 1912 - P.A. Raphael - Nairobi
Gazette - 12/11/1919 - Register of Voters - Nairobi, South Area - Philip Abraham Raphael - Auctioneer - 1st Ngong Avenue and Mrs Gertrude Raphael - 1st Ngong Avenue
Gazette - 27/5/1925 - Probate and Administration - Philip Abraham Raphael of Nairobi who died at Nairobi on 15 April 1925. Applied for by Gertrude Raphael of Nairobi
Hut - partner with Jacobs, Tramway [as R. A. Raphael]

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