Ervin Lewy : Brother Awaits News

Chicago Examiner

Ervin G. Lewy, 5628 South Park avenue, is treasurer of the firm of Lewy Brothers, jewelers, State and Adams streets.  No dispatches have been received by Mr. Lewy's relatives late last night to indicate whether he was among those who lost their lives when the ship went down.

Jay B. Lewy, a brother, and also a member of the firm, said last night that he had received a cablegram from Erwin from Southampton April 11, stating that he lad left for the United States on the Titanic April 10.  He has received no word from him since.

Erwin Lewy had been associated with his brothers in the jewelry business for the past fifteen years.  He went to Amsterdam January 15 on a diamond buying trip, covering a period of three months.  Up to 1902 he was associated with his father, Bennot Lewy, who was proprietor of the firm of "Lewy, the Jeweler," in West Van Buren street.  The elder Lewy was one of the pioneer business men of Chicago, establishing himself here in 1860.  Another brother is Marks Lewy, secretary of the firm of Lewy Brothers.  He resides at 5322 Michigan avenue.

Chicago Examiner, Tuesday, April 16, 1912, p. 1, c. 1

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