Many Charities Named in Will of Henry Dix
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Many Charities Named in Will of Henry Dix

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Bonds originally worth $50,000, but now depreciated in value to $19,595, are bequeathed to Hebrew University in Palestine for the establishment of a Henry Dix and Rachel Dix Fund, according to the will of Henry A. Dix, garment manufacturer who died in Battle Creek, Mich., on June 20, 19##The estate of the late manufacturer, who in 1923 turned over his $1,000,000 business to a group of his employes, was appraised yesterday at the office of the State Transfer Tax Department. The estate was valued at $182,635 gross and $158,938 net.

In his will Dix left $108,200 in bonds to fifteen charitable institutions. This sum has been reduced to $35,562, the present market value of these bonds.

Included among the bequests to institutions are $10,000 to the Beth Abraham Home for Incurables, reduced to $1,413; $10,000 to the Jewish Theological Seminary, reduced to $1,520; $5,000 to the Sydenham Hospital, reduced to $850; $5,000 to the Montefiore Hospital, reduced to $1,928; $5,000 to the Hebrew Free Loan, reduced to $1,158; $5,000 to Sisk University of Nashville, Tenn., reduced to $957.

$5,000 to Tuskegee Institute. Alabama, reduced to $1,568; $5,000 to the Community Church, reduced to $1,312; $4,500 to Temple B’nai Jeshurun, reduced to $450; $500 in cash to the Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; $3,000 to the Bridgeton Hospital of New Jersey, reduced to $740; $3,000 to the Henry Street Settlement Hospital, reduced to $1,207, and $2,200 in cash to the Millville Hebrew Association of New Jersey.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund