Montreal Daily Star, 30 November 1914, page 3
Lazarus Cohen Well Known Here, Died on Sunday
After a short illness Lazarus Cohen of L Cohen & Son, coal merchants, died yesterday at 228 Bishop Street.
Mr Cohen was born in Russian Poland in 1844 and came to Canada when about twenty years of age. Beginning his American career in Moberly, Ont., as a merchant and lumberman he established a sound business and became favourably known throughout the Sharbot Lake country.
Thirty years ago he came to Montreal. He was deeply interested in charity work and communal affairs. He was an officer of the McGill College Avenue Synagogue and was the president of that institution for several years.
The Hebrew Free School on St Urbain Street was erected chiefly on his initiative. He was a benefactor of the Mount Sinai Sanatorium, a life governor of the Montreal General Hospital and a life governor of the baron de Hirsch Institute.
Besides being the senior member of L Cohen & Son, he was a member of the firm of WR Cuthbert & Co. He was also interested in a number of dredging companies and some of the most important dredging in the St Lawrence River has been conducted under his personal supervision.
He is survived by his widow and two sons, Lyon Cohen and AZ Cohen. The funeral took place this afternoon from the residence to the McGill College Avenue Synagogue. Interment was in the Shaar Hashomayum Cemetery.