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Mrs. Esberg Dies in San Francisco

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Funeral services were held yesterday for Mrs. Matilda Esberg, leader in local Jewish affairs and a philanthropist. She was 84.

She came to California in 1864, was one of the founders of Emanu-El Sisterhood and for twenty-five years served both as its president and its honorary president.

She served on the city’s relief committee after the fire and earthquake of 1906 and also was active in relief activities in the 1927 influenza epidemic.

Mrs. Esberg was the widow of Mendel Esberg, pioneer tobacconist. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Sloss, and three sons—Henry Esberg of New York, and Alfred and Milton Esberg of this city. Alfred Esberg is a member of the Board of Education.

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