Morris Block, Mayor of Kingston, N. Y., Dies

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Funeral services for the late Morris Block, Mayor of Kingston, were held yesterday at the Temple Emmanuel. The services were conducted by Rabbi Rose, of the Temple, and were attended by city officials. W. P. Capes, executive secretary of the New York State Conference of Mayors, as representative of the body in which Mayor Block took a very active interest, was present.

Under the proclamation of Mayer Edgar J. Dempsey, business in the city was suspended during the hours of the funeral. The Board of Education has ordered the city schools to be closed and theatres observed the funeral hours with closed doors.

Five thousand persons filed past the bier in the rotunda of City Hall.

The late mayor was 64 years of age He was first elected twenty years ago to the mayoralty of the city and was serving his second term when he died. He was president of the Zionist District, head of the Jewish Relief Committee, associated head of the Jewish Center, ex-president of Temple Emanuel of Kingston.

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