NY Obits - New York Daily Tribune - March 30, 1901 - Joseph Thoron

Joseph Thoron Dies in France

Was Formerly a Well-Known Merchant and Philanthropist of this City

Information was received by cable yesterday of the death of Joseph Thoron, a former merchant and well-known philanthropist of this city, who succumbed to an attack of pneumonia at Cannes, in the south of France. Mr. Thoron at the time of his death was a resident of Marseilles, and was on a visit to the French health resort. He was seventy-three years old. he was born on the Island of Crete, where his father was Consul of Russia, Holland, and the small principalities of Naples and Parma, which were then independent states.

The son came to this country in 1853 and located himself in this city where he established himself in business, and soon rose to prominence in the community. He was prominently identified with Catholic Church work and Catholic charities. He was one of the founders of the old Xavier Union, now the Catholic Club, and served for seven successive terms as its President. He was also one of the founders of Xavier Alumni Sodality. He was a member of the Superior Coucil of St. Vincent de Paul and one of the managers of the French Orphan Asylum. For seven years previous to his departure from this country he was President of the French Hospital Board and the French Benevolent Society.

Pope Leo XIII conferred upon him the rank of Commander of the Order of St. Gregory, and he was created a Commander of the Order of Our Saviour by the King of Greece in recognition of services to the Greek residents of the City of New York.

In this city he leaves a brother Casimir Thoron, who is a member of the Produce Exchange. One son, Ward Thoron, a lwayer in Washington. A daughter, Mrs. W. C. Endicott, Jr., of this city, was on the way to Europe with her husband, to see her father, when he died. It is likely that the remains will be conveyed to this country for interment in Boston, where a wife who died several years ago, is buried.

 

Source: New York Times, March 30, 1901

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