Where in the World is Joe LEVINE (stage name: Joe EVANS)?? #announcements #events


Sherri Bobish
 


Looks like Joseph LEVINE who passed on in Australia in Jul 1944 is not the correct person.  This fellow was a pastry cook, and had a wife and children.  See database info below.

Guess we all keep looking!

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Found on Ancestry in:
Victoria, Australia, Cemetery Records and Headstone Transcriptions, 1844-1997
Name: Joseph Levine
Death Date: 24 Jul 1944
Burial Place: Victoria, Australia
Cemetery: Melbourne
Section: K
Grave Number: 167
Religion: Jewish
Transcription: In cherished memory of Joseph LEVINE beloved husband of Pearl and father of Sonia, Jean, Dora and David died 24 Jul 1944-5704 aged 62 years M.H.D.S.R.I.P. [Jewish inscription]
And: in Victoria, Australia, Wills and Probate Records, 1841-2009

Name: Joseph Levine
Death Date: 24 Jul 1944
Death Place: St Kilda
Occupation: Pastrycook
Grant Date: 31 Aug 1944


Pieter Hoekstra
 

Original name Josel LEWIN, arrived Fremantle Australia 20 Feb 1928. It has to be him as there are no other similar names for 25yrs either side of 1944.
Marilyn, I have emailed images and links.

Does anyone have a subscription to the Melbourne Age or Sydney Morning Herald (at a pinch) newspapers to look up the obituary? I could not find one archived in Trove but someone else might have better success than me.

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Pieter Hoekstra  <sold@...>
Moss / Moses, De Costa - London and Brighton
Barnett, Da Costa, Lazarus, Joseph, Judah, Solomon - London


Pieter Hoekstra
 

Marilyn,
I did an Australia-wide search on Findagrave with the date 1950 +/- 10yrs and found only one grave record. Could this be him? https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/200227854/joseph-levine
The birth date (1881) is not quite the same but I was always told to never trust the data supplied on death.
Expanding the search to +/- 25 years did not yield anymore names.
 
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Pieter Hoekstra  <sold@...>
Moss / Moses, De Costa - London and Brighton
Barnett, Da Costa, Lazarus, Joseph, Judah, Solomon - London


ELIAS SAVADA
 

Joe Levine’s mother had a death notice in the November 5, 1915 issue of Variety
“Mrs. Rebecca Levine, mother of Joe Evans (Fox and Evans), died Oct. 26 after a short illness.”
 
Nothing on Joe or his partner in the Variety Obituary volumes.
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Elias Savada
Bethesda MD

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Elias Savada
Bethesda MD
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Marilyn Robinson
 

My maternal gr. uncle was Joseph LEVINE (Lurja-or another version of spelling), possibly born in Warsaw May 11, 1885. Joe was an entertainer--vaudeville (Western Vaudeville), song & dance, black-face, comedian. Joe's stage name was "Joe EVANS" & his dance partner was Jack Jacob FOX (he was from Illinois), their act was Fox & Evans. In 1932 Joe & his partner also leased a roller rink on Dietz St. in Oneonta, NY.
I have found announcements in a variety of entertainment publications 1908-1939. Fox & Evans traveled through the U.S., London, South Africa, Australia, & possibly other places as well. The last entertainment notice for Fox & Evans was from "Tivoli Theatres: Ephemera Collection Finding Aid" for a show, "The Big Fun Show", commencing 16 January, 1939 in Melbourne Australia. After that Joe seems to have disappeared. As far as I know, he was unmarried & without children. Perhaps Jack Fox was his life partner. I have checked for information on Ancestry, Fulton Postcards, entertainment publications, FamilySearch, Proquest, etc., but I can't find any death/burial or other information about Joe or Fox & Evans after January, 1939 (he would have been about 54 yrs. old at this time)--I wonder if he somehow got caught up in WWII???. Does anyone have any thoughts???

Thank you,

Marilyn Robinson
Florida