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Name: TARTE, Ernest Edmund Frederick

Nee: bro of Theodore Edmund Tarte

Birth Date: 1864 Sandgate, Kent, bapt. 7 Dec

Death Date: 7 Dec 1935 Southampton

First Date: 1900

Profession: Merchant

Area: Nairobi

Married: In Westminster, London 17 Dec 1903 Ada Rose Tarte [sic] b. 14 Feb 1869 Brighton, d. 19 July 1952 Staines

Book Reference: North, Playne, Gazette

General Information:

North - Trader - Railhead Feb 1900; Taveta 2/6/1900; Issued with Settler's Game Licence at Nairobi 30/1/1901; at 1st meeting of "Committee of Europeans", Nairobi 4/1/1902; formed firm of Marcus, Tarte & Co. with I. Marcus; partnership dissolved 27/4/1903. Firm declared bankrupt 31/3/1903; Marcus to continue business alone
Playne - Mr J. Marcus came to BEA from India in 1899, and began to export local produce, mostly potatoes, trading as Marcus, Tarte & Co. The partnership was dissolved in 1903, since when, in his own name, he has acted as commission agent and local produce buyer and seller. His business located in large stone premises in Government Road. Also had 2 houses in Parklands and 300-acre farm on Fort Hall Road 10 miles from Nairobi.
Gazette - 17/12/1902 - Plague compensation after bubonic plague in March 1902 - E.E.F. Tarte Rs 25
He was the first Jew in Nairobi until Michael Harrtz arrived in 1901.

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