Harry Hariss Atlass
Feb 14, 1878 - Nov 8, 1927
Obituary from Lafayette Journal and Courier
Harry H. Atlass Called by Death At Family Home
Head of Produce Company Expires Suddenly, Heart Attack Cause
Harry H. Atlass, of the Atlass Produce company, this city, died very suddenly at 1:15 o'clock Tuesday
morning at the family residence, 511 North Seventh street,
death following a heart attack. For many years he had been prominent in the business world of Lafayette.
Succeeded Father in Business
Mr. Atlass was in his usual health Monday and in the afternoon he drove into the country on business.
On his way home about 4 o'clock, he was stricken but he managed to drive his car the rest of the way.
Physicians were summoned and in a short time he appeard to be greatly relieved, so much so in fact,
that he wanted to return to his office Monday evening to answer some correspondence. On the advice
of his physician, however, he remained at home. The physician called again at 10 o'clock and Mr. Atlass
appeared to have recoverd. Shortly after 1 o'clock, however, there was a recurrence and he died before
medical aid could be summoned.
Came Here As Boy
Harry H. Atlass was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Atlass. He was born February 14, 1878, in
Indianapolis, but when he was a small boy, his parents moved to Lafayette. His father was the
founder of the Atlass Produce company. The son attended Centennial School and Lafayette high
school and then entered the employ of his father. Later with his brother, Charles K. Atlass, he
purchased the business and for a time it was known as the Atlass Brothers Produce company. Harry
H. Atlass finally acquired his brother's interest and for the past several years had been the sole
owner. He was widely known throughout the state and had scores of friends.
Widow and Son
On September 11, 1900 he was united in marriage to Miss
, of Indianapolis, who with
a son, Melvin Atlass, survives. Surviving also are the following brothers and sisters: Max Atlass,
of Decatur, Ill.; Frank Atlass, of Chicago, Ill.; Charles K. Atlass, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs.
J. I. Levy, of Ashland, Wis.; Mrs. H. Pinko, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs Belle A. Stein and Mrs. Saul
Solomon, of Indianapolis.
Burial in Indianapolis
Mr. Atlass was a member of the Masons order, blue lodge, the B'nai B'rith, the United Commercial Travelers
and the Travelers Protective association. He belonged to the Jewish congregation at Indianapolis, of which
Rabbi M. M. Feuerlicht, formerly of Lafayette, is pastor. Burial will take place in Indianapolis. Friends
are requested to omit flowers.