Maurice Solomon, who had been identified with the mining industry for several years in the Black Range district, died while being removed from Nungarra to the Sandstone hospital.
He went to Sydney in January last, being then apparently in the best of health, but a paralytic stroke laid him low and for several months he was under medical care. He returned to Black Range about four months before his death and, although at times able to get about, he gradually became worse. Another seizure on Saturday morning resulted in his death.
The deceased was one of the pioneer prospectors of the field, where he met with varying fortune, but was always hopeful and cheerful until overcome by illness.
He was given a Jewish burial, the prayers at the grave being read in Hebrew. He is buried in the Jewish portion of the cemetery, plot number 1.
He left an estate valued at £20.
He had a brother, A.H. Solomon, in Sydney and it is thought he was one of 7 children: 5 girls and 2 boys.
On 8 February 1894, Solomon was charged with 4 counts of Forgery and Uttering and spent 18 months in Gaol (thought to be Darlinghurst).
Parents:Frances Amelia (nee SLOMAN) and Isaac Saul SOLOMON
Birth Details:1858, Sydney, New South Wales; Birth Reg.No.184/1858, Sydney
Death Certificate:20/1908, Black Range
State Records Office: AU WA S2323- cons5800 1908/252 Title SOLOMON, Maurice - book-keeper of Nunngarra (d.17/10/1908) - Intestate File