Hamburger, Pioneer Los Angeles Merchant, Dead at 70

Moses Hamburger, pioneer merchant, died at the home of his brother-in-law, P. L. Nathan, here yesterday. Mr. Hamburger was 70 years old ,and lived in the Los Angeles Athletic Club. He had been ill of heart disease for some time.

Moses Hamburger was born in 1860 in Sacramento, and after graduating from the high school there went into the merchantile business with his father. In 1881 he joined with his brother David, seeking a larger field for their activities. They came to Los Angeles and opened a department store which developed into a tremendous business. The store is now operated by the May Co. Mr. Hamburger was a director of three of the principal Los Angeles banks, and was well known for his philanthropic work, having founded and endowed the Hamburger Home for Jewish Girls.

He had travelled extensively in China and Japan.

Mr. Hamburger is survived by his brother David, and by his sisters, Mrs. Nathan, Mrs. Jennie A. Marx, and Miss Evelyn Hamburger.

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