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Jewish Citizen of Chicago Leaves Fortune to Charity

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Michael Reese hospital, the leading Jewish medical institution of this city, benefits to the extent of $600,000 under the will of Henry L. Frank, who died March 26, at the age of eighty-two years, after a residence of seventy-two years in Chicago, according to an announcement made by Probate Judge Henry Horner.

The remainder of the Frank estate, amounting to about $750,000, is to be distributed in small amounts to numerous charities by the executors, Carl and Abraham Meyers, nephews of Mr. Frank. The only gifts to relatives are $5,000 each to Mrs. Frank’s brothers-in-law, Moses S. and Ben L. Greenebaund, and Hanna G. Solomon and Helen G. Kuhn, sister-in-law.

Among the larger bequests is one of $25,000 for the erection of a monument in a south side park to the memory of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German poet and critic, author of “Nathan, the Wise.” A bequest of $20,000 was left to the Illinois Training School for Nurses. The Archaeological Institute of America was left $10,000.

Each of the following organizations receives a bequest of $5,000: Visiting Nurse’s association, United Charities, Home for Aged Jews, Chicago Lying-in hospital, Illinois Historical society, German Old People’s home, Harlem, Ill., and the Hebrew Union college of Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Distribution Committee of the New York Community Trust directed the disbursement of $2,387.50 to the Nursing Service of the Henry Street Settlement, $25 to Public School 9, and $1,459.54 to the American Advisory Committee of the Hebrew University in Palestine.

The appropriation to the Nursing Service consisted of income from the Jacob H. Schiff Memorial Fund of $30,000. The allotment to Public School 9 was made to provide a scholastic award in accordance with a trust agreement creating the Teresa E. Bernholz Fund. The income directed to the Hebrew University was derived from a half million dollars given in trust last September by Mr. and Mrs. Felix M. Warburg.

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