Lewin Samuel Memorial Drinking Fountain

Lewin Lazarus Samuel died at Reading on June 21st 1893, aged 39. A monument and a fountain in his memory were presented in June 1894, on the occasion of his father's funeral.

The funeral of the late Mr Moses Samuel, of No. 7, Pembroke-terrace, took place at the Jewish Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, the ceremony being very largely attended by the many friends of the deceased. Mr Samuel, whose death occurred on Thursday, after a very brief illness, had ben [sic] a resident of Cardiff for the past fifty years, and till about fifteen years ago carried on business as a watchmaker and jeweller in St. Mary-street. Being 79 years of age, his strength had begun to fail, and on Monday last was taken seriously ill. He was attended by Dr. Edgar Jones and Dr. Edwards, but rapidly grew worse, death taking place on Thursday as stated. The funeral was one of the largest, if not the largest, Jewish ceremonies that has taken place in Cardiff, there being no fewer than 42 carriages in addition to eight mourning coaches. The officiating clergymen were the Rev. W. Woolfers, of Swansea; Rev. D.Wasserung, B.A. of Cardiff; and the Rev. Karminetski. At the conclusion of the ceremony the monument erected to the memory of the deceased's son, the late Mr Lewin Samuel, who died just a year ago, and on the same day of the month, was unveiled, the fountain, which was presented by the son's widow, being also unveiled.[1]

Lewin Memorial drinking fountain

Lewin Memorial drinking fountain
by kind permision of JHASW

Sources of Information

  1. South Wales Echo Monday 25th June 1894 page 3