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First Date: 1919

Profession: Orchestral conductor

Area: Nairobi

Married: Esther 'Hettie' Jacobs b.1881

Book Reference: Red 19

General Information:

Red Book 1919 - Nairobi Orchestral Society - Musical Director - G. Jaretsky
Old Africa - 24-7-13 - Christine Nicholls -  Sammy Jacobs’s father Herman died in South Africa and consequently his mother Dora, sister Hettie and sister Leah (with her husband ‘Jack’ Hyman Lazarus) joined Sammy in East Africa. Hettie began working for her brother, but then branched out to own several successful hotels in Nairobi – the Victoria, Trocadero, Avondale, and the large Avenue Hotel. She married Gus Jarrettsky, who had his own orchestra in Nairobi.
Changed name to Jarrett in 1925 (see Esther Jarrett entry)

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