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 detailsbeing sought at present.

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

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

Apparently he was also Rev/Rabbi at Sutherland and Hanleysynagogues:

? Dates.

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

1890: Principal of Johannesburg Jewish School, under thesupervision of the Hebrew Educational Board. (Vice Principal JacobPosener)

ML Harris went to Lichtenburg: ? Dates After Jamison Raid (p173Saron & Hotz)

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

[From the 'Jewish Chronicle'.]


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

The Rev. Mark Harris, who received severe spinal injuries in arailway accident which occurred near Sheffield, has been removed fromHolmes Station Hotel to London, in order more attention can be paidto the patient, who lies in a precarious condition. 1.1.1875 (JewishWorld)

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

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

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