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Harry Pelican

Harry Pelican

Harris PELICAN10

also known as Harry PELICAN

4th Aug 18701,2,3 - 20th Jun 19466,7,8,9

Life History

4th Aug 1870

Born in Krakow, Austria.1,2,3

The 1901 Census of England and Wales incorrectly says Harry was born in London.

According to the UK 1939 Register (which incorrectly list Harry's first name as "Harriet"), Hary was born 4 Aug 1874.

16th Aug 1893

Married Dora NORMAN in New Synagogue, London, London, England.14



Birth of son Samuel Jacob PELICAN in Bethnal Green, London, England

1st May 1896

Birth of son Ralph PELICAN in London, London, England.2,3

Jul 1896

Death of son Samuel Jacob PELICAN in Shoreditch, London, England.7

26th Jun 1898

Birth of daughter Selina PELICAN in Shoreditch, London, England.11,3

19th Apr 1900

Birth of daughter Evelina PELICAN in 89 Hackney Rd, London, London, England.12

24th Mar 1903

Naturalized in 89 Hackney Rd, London, London, England.4,5

27th Oct 1903

Birth of son Cecil PELICAN in London, London, England.3


Birth of daughter Dena Queenie PELICAN in Hackney, London, England

8th Feb 1910

Birth of daughter Hilda PELICAN in Hackney, London, England.3

21st Apr 1940

Death of daughter Dena Queenie PELICAN in 39 Grove-park, Wanstead, Essex, England.13,9

20th Jun 1946

Died in Hove Hospital, Sackville Rd, Hove, Sussex, England.6,7,8,9

23rd Jun 1946

Buried in Willesden Cemetery, Beaconsfield Rd, Willesden, London, London, England.7

Section P, Row 11, Grave No. 261

15th Feb 1947

Probate in London, London, England.9


  • According to Harry's Certificate of Naturalization, he lived at 89 Hackney Road, London, England in 1903.  Harry was involved in manufacturing hats (his occupation in the 1891 and 1901 England Censuses and his Certificate of Naturalization was listed as tailor and shopkeeper).  The occupation listed in his marriage certificate was clothier.  According to the 1901 Census, Harry had a 16 year-old servant named Fanny Hayfield.

    According to his grandson, Alex Pelican, Harry was innovative, moving from his tailoring background to backing various new enterprises. He was the first shopkeeper to keep his shop window alight all all night with gas light and was much talked about in London, particularly by persons who felt that improving trading by night light was breaching public mores. He went on the start a garage with space for  fifty cars and moved into employing drivers to allow the hiring of cars for journeys.  Harry expanded his tailoring business, first by tailoring at home, then in a shop made to measure followed by opening five shops over London.

    Harry visited the U.S. before the outbreak of World War II.  He deposited money in U.S. banks, and Moe and Essie offered to take Harry's children in so they could get away from the fighting in England.15


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