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Nathan Cohen

Postby francis on Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:05 am

Dear all,

Does anybody know the exact date of the death of Leonard Cohen's father, Nathan Cohen?
In the biographies, I only found that it was "January 1944" and that the day of his funeral was also the birthday of Cohen's sister, Esther.


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Re: Nathan Cohen

Postby HelenOE on Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:12 pm

I don't have any citation for the date, but IIRC, Esther Cohen's birthday is January 14, and Jewish law mandates burial within 24 hours when possible. So that narrows it down somewhat.
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Re: Nathan Cohen

Postby Goldin on Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:04 pm

Lieut Nathan Bernard Cohen

Birth: Dec. 1, 1891
Quebec, Canada
Death: Jan. 13, 1944
Quebec, Canada

COHEN - At the Royal Victoria Hospital, Nathan B. Cohen, in his 52nd year. Eldest son of Mrs. Lyon Cohen and the late Lyon Cohen. Husband of Masha Klein, and father of Esther and Leonard.

Soldiers of the First World War - CEF
Rank: LT
Regimental number: 3080887
Date of Birth: 01/12/1891

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Montreal Region
Quebec, Canada
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Re: Nathan Cohen

Postby francis on Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:58 pm

Waw, thank you for this!
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