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FOY:

Branch of the family Foa, settled in the southwest of France since the middle of the eighteenth century. Special mention may be made of Solomon Foy, born at Bordeaux, Jan. 17, 1858, a violinist and author of "Rimes Voilées" (Bordeaux, 1877) and of various comedies and operettas. Edmund Foy was president of the chamber of commerce in Bayonne.

Bibliography:
  • H. Léon, Histoire des Juifs de Bayonne, p. 428;
  • Arch. Isr. 1841, p. 253;
  • H. Minier and J. Delpit, Le Théâtre à Bordeaux;
  • Féret, Statistique de la Gironde, iii. 257.
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