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Raul Isaac
Esther Helena
Cecília Rachel

Max (Moses) Bensaude Abecassis

bulletDate of birth: 1881, Lisbon
bulletParents: Isaac Conquy Abecassis and Helena Nathan Bensaude
bulletWife: Mary Annette (Merita) Amzalak Abudarham
bulletChildren: Raul Isaac, Esther Helena, José, Cecília Rachel

He changed officially his name from Moses to Max with authorization from the Ministry of Justice.

He was a partner in the company Abecassis (Irmãos) & C.ª. In 1916 this firm sold chemical and organic fertilizers and several other chemical products.

He lived in the house he built with garden and garage, in Rua Castilho, 24, in Lisbon. He spent the Summers in Vila Baía, Estoril, which later became the residence of Albano Eduardo da Costa Lobo and his third wife.

He married in the Shaaré Tikvá synagogue in Lisbon and it was the first marriage celebrated in that synagogue. He married with Mary Annette (Merita) Amzalak Abudarham, who was born in 1883 in Funchal, Madeira and had English nationality. She was daugther of Salomon Abudarham and Esther Abudarham Amzalak. She was during many years tresurer of the Israeli Hospital of Lisbon, when it was in Travessa do Noronha.


Max (Moses) Bensaude Abecassis and Mary Annette (Merita) Abudarham.

Rua Castilho, 24, Lisbon. Residence of Max Abecassis, projected by Raul Lino.

"Abecassises Novos". The six brothers, from left to right: Max, Julietta, Sarah, Fred, Fortunato and Rachel.

Abecassis brothers, sisters and wives and husbands. Photographes in a Quinta in Lumiar from Fred Abecassis.

Standing up: Maria Luísa d'Almeida Brandão (married with Fred Abecassis); Fred Abecassis; Max Abecassis; Henry Scholtz (married with Rachel Abecassis); Merita Abudarham (married with Max Abecassis); Rachel Abecassis; Salomão Seruya (married with Sarah Abecassis).

Sitted: Fortunato Abecassis; Sophia Buzaglo (married with Fortunato Abecassis); Julietta Abecassis and Sarah Abecassis.

From left to right: Max Abecassis, Fred Abecassis, Fortunato Abecassis, Edgard Plantier and Carlos Buzaglo. Photographed in Rua Saraiva de Carvalho, 97, Lisbon, in May of 1915, by João R. de Bianchi.

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