Dr. Henry Frauenthal Leaves Estate to Hospital Founded by Him
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Dr. Henry Frauenthal Leaves Estate to Hospital Founded by Him

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The Hospital for Joint Diseases will receive between $300,000 and $400,000 through the will of Dr. Henry W. Frauenthal, its founder, who was killed last Friday by a fail from his seventh story apartment. His will filed in the Surrogates’ Court left the major portion of his estate, which may amount to $400,000, to the hospital.

The hospital does not receive the bequest at once, but after the death of a sister and three brothers. The hospital as remainder beneficiary eventually will receive the residuary estate as a laboratory endowment fund, the surgeon expressing the desire that this fund amount to $300,000.

He also provided $10,000 for the endowment of two beds in the hospital, one in the male ward observation room and the other in the female ward observation room in memory of his father Samuel Frauenthal and his mother, Mrs. Gertrude F. Frauenthal. The medical library, apparatus and equipment of the surgeon also is left to the hospital.

Dr. Frauenthal executed his will on January 29, 1926. The cremation of his body yesterday was at his own direction, written in the will, which read: “I direct and it is my wish that my remains be cremated and that my ashes be deposited in the Hospital for Joint Diseases until October 4, 1955, this being the fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of said hospital, and that they then be scattered from the roof of said hospital to the four winds.”

To his widow, Mrs. Clara H. Frauenthal, the surgeon left only his personal property, “exclusive of securities and moneys in bank,” and also his household effects. Miss Evelyn Robson, “faithful nurse,” receives an annuity of $1,000. At her death $5,000 of the principal of this trust fund is to be used to endow a bed in the female children’s ward of the Hospital for Joint Diseases, in memory of Miss Robson, the rest to revert to the residuary estate. Jefferson Brown, chauffeur, receives $500.

Dr. Frauenthal left his residuary estate in trust to his sister, Miss Carrie Frauenthal, and his brothers. Dr. Herman C. Frauenthal, Isidor Frauen-thal and Isaac G. Frauenthal.

A dinner in honor of Sam Bernard’s fiftieth anniversary on the stage was given Sunday night by the Jewish Theatrical Guild of America. William Collier was toastmaster. Mayor Walker and Dr. Nathan Krass delivered the principal addresses. Among the 1,500 guests were John Drew, Wilton Lackaye, Lew Fields, Grant Mitchell. Louis Mann-William Morris, George M. Cohan, and David Warfield.

Founding Funders

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  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund