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Friday’s Faces from the Past: Loretta (Cooper) Rubikow and Delmas Mayer Rubikow?

Harold Reuben Ribakow (1935-2008) and his wife?
Delmas Mayer Rubikow (1935-2008) and his wife Loretta (Cooper) Rubikow?

Cooper Family (Click for Family Tree)

Loretta Cooper (1907-1955?) was the daughter of Joseph Bear Cooper and Helen Freda (Cooper) Cooper. She married Delmas Mayer Rubikow (1906-?) circa1934.

We have identified her through another picture we have posted on the blog- see “The Daughters of Joseph Baer Cooper and Helen Cooper.”

Please contact us through the blog if you have more information about this couple.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Family treasure chest of photos.
  2. Surname variously spelled Rubikow, Rubikov, Ribakow, Ribacoff.

 

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Tresasure Chest Thursday: The Harold Rubikow Wedding, continued

Harold R. Rubikow dancing with probe;y his mother, Loretta (Cooper) Ribakow? Summer, 1959.
Harold R. Rubikow dancing with probably his mother, Loretta (Cooper) Ribakow? Summer, 1959.

Cooper Family (Click for Family Tree)

Here are a few more images from the Rubikow/Ribakow wedding that we posted about yesterday.

Possibly parents of Harold Rubikow: Loretta Cooper and Delmas Mayer Ribakow? Summer, 1959.
Possibly parents of Harold Rubikow: Loretta Cooper and Delmas Mayer Ribakow? Summer, 1959.

Nice to have pictures of Loretta Cooper and Delmas Mayer Rubikow, if we are correct in our identification. Please let us know if you have more information!

Possibly parents of Harold Rubikow: Loretta Cooper and Delmas Mayer Ribakow? Summer, 1959.
Possibly parents of Harold Rubikow: Loretta Cooper and Delmas Mayer Ribakow? Summer, 1959.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Family treasure chest of photos.
  2. Family name variously spelled as Rubikow, Rubikov, Ribakow, Ribacoff, etc.

 

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Wedding Wednesday: Harold Ribakow & ?

Harold Reuben Ribakow and bride, Summer, 1959.
Harold Reuben Ribakow and bride, Summer, 1959.

Cooper Family (Click for Family Tree)

We don’t know much about this line of the family, so are putting these sweet pictures up on the blog in hopes that a descendant will see them and contact us.

Harold Reuben Ribakow and bride, possibly his father Delmas Mayer Rubikow on left, his mother Loretta (Cooper) Ribakow on right. Summer, 1959.
Harold Reuben Ribakow and bride, possibly his father Delmas Mayer Rubikow on left, his mother Loretta (Cooper) Ribakow on right. Summer, 1959.

Harold Reuben Ribakow was born 24 July 1935 to Delmas Mayer Ribakow and Loretta Cooper, daughter of Joseph Baer Cooper (1873-1955) and Helen Freda Cooper (1878-1934); Loretta was the sister of Irving I. Cooper. Harold lived in Towson, Maryland, and College Park in 1954-1959 when he was attending college and dental school. He married in the summer of 1959, although we do not know the name of his wife- it has been lost to memory within the family. They were found in Baltimore after that, and likely had 2 children. Harold died in Baltimore on 2 January 2008.

Harold Reuben Ribakow and bride, unknown bridesmaid. Possibly his parents on left, Loretta Cooper and Delmas Mayer Ribakow? Summer, 1959.
Harold Reuben Ribakow and bride, unknown bridesmaid. Possibly his parents on left, Loretta Cooper and Delmas Mayer Ribakow? Summer, 1959.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Family treasure chest of photos.
  2. We have seen the family name spelled as Rubikow, Rubikov, Ribakow, etc.

 

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Sorting Saturday: Taxes for “Theodore & Springsteen”

May, 1863 Excise Tax Record for "Theodore & Springsteen" of Indianapolis, Indiana. (Click to enlarge.)
May, 1863 Excise Tax Record for “Theodore & Springsteen” of Indianapolis, Indiana. (Click to enlarge.)

Springsteen Family (Click for Family Tree)

Here is the Springsteen name again on a tax record from Indianapolis, Indiana, in May of 1863. This is an excise tax record for a company called, “Theodore & Springsteen.”  So who is the Springsteen in this entry?

The entry itself gives us a clue, as the company is listed as “Builders & Contractors.” From censuses and City Directories, we know that our Jefferson Springsteen was a painter by trade, but was also in law enforcement- in 1860 he was the City Marshall, and in 1860 was listed as a detective. His oldest son John was noted as a painter in 1870, as were sons Jeff and Charles; younger son Abe F. was listed as a brickmason. The boys were still young enough to be living at home, but could possibly have been in business with a partner since all practiced trades involved in the building industry.

Another option was Abraham Springsteen, Jefferson’s brother, since he was a brickmason. Checking an Indianapolis City Directory, we were able to find both Jeff and Abraham listed at their homes, but further in the directory was another entry that gave us the answer we were seeking:

Theodore & Springsteen, bricklayers & builders, as listed in the "Indianapolis directory and business mirror for 1861," via Archive.org.
Theodore & Springsteen, bricklayers & builders, as listed in the “Indianapolis directory and business mirror for 1861,” via Archive.org.

So know we know it most probably was Abram/Abraham Springsteen (1824-1895) that was in the partnership, since Abe F., nephew of Abram, was just 11 and heading off to war as a drummer boy.

A tidbit in a newspaper article also mentions the elder Abram:

“Abe Springsteen, the great North American contractor, returned yesterday from Muscatine, Iowa.”

So the evidence is highly suggestive of Abram Springsteen (the elder) being the partner of Thomas Theodore.

We haven’t discussed the taxes yet. ‘Theodore & Springsteen’ was listed as owing $25 for a Class B license, likely for their business. That would be the equivalent of $456.75 in today’s money.

Abram probably said a few choice words about the government hitting him up in May on his income, and then again at his business in June of 1863!

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918, Ancestry.com Online publication, Provo, UT, USA. Original data – National Archives (NARA) microfilm series: M603, M754-M771, M773-M777, M779-M780, M782, M784, M787-M789, M791-M793, M795, M1631, M1775-M1776, T227, T1208-T1209.
  2. Abraham Springsteen mentioned in “About People” in the 29 June 1882 Indianapolis Sentinel, Vol. XXII, No. 185, p.3.

 

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Treasure Chest Thursday: 1863 Income Taxes of Abel (Abram?) Springsteen

1863 Income Taxes of Abel/Abraham? Springsteen of Indianapolis, Indiana
1863 Income Taxes of Abel/Abraham? Springsteen of Indianapolis, Indiana

Springsteen Family (Click for Family Tree)

On 3 June 1863, during the Civil War, “Abel Springsteen” was assessed taxes on income of $117 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This was recorded on a form for excise taxes, although detailed information is not written in at the top. The rate he was taxed was 3%, and the assessment was considered to be in Class A, which was apparently ad valorem duty. (Today many citizens pay ad valorem taxes on their vehicles.)

1863 Income Taxes of Abel/Abraham? Springsteen of Indianapolis, Indiana, part 2. Abel was line 9, the last line in this image.
1863 Income Taxes of Abel/Abraham? Springsteen of Indianapolis, Indiana, part 2. Abel was line 9, the last line in this image.

The total tax liability on income of $117.00 was $5.31!

In today’s dollars, that would be $2,137.58 in income, and $97.01 for taxes.

But their math is confusing, as 3% of $117.00 is actually $3.51. The tax paid was about 4.5%, if he really did pay the listed amount.

Wonder if the 3 and the 5 were just transposed when written in the list? Would Abel/Abraham have just paid the higher amount, or contested it? He didn’t have a lot of income compared to others on the same list, so he probably needed to save every penny he could; hopefully he paid the lesser amount.

And just who is “Abel Springsteen”? That name has not come up in other Indianapolis searches, so it might actually be “Abram” or “Abraham” Springsteen. Abram Furman Springsteen, “the youngest drummer boy” of the Civil War has been mentioned quite frequently in this blog, but would have been just 13 in 1863. So it is probably his uncle Abraham, who was born in 1824 in New York and arrived in Indianapolis by 1860. This Abraham was a master brick mason, and we know he was working in Indianapolis as a mason at the time of this tax. More to come about Abraham and his business, and that too has to do with taxes.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918. Ancestry.com Online publication, Provo, UT, USA. Original data – National Archives (NARA) microfilm series: M603, M754-M771, M773-M777, M779-M780, M782, M784, M787-M789, M791-M793, M795, M1631, M1775-M1776, T227, T1208-T1209.
  2. Inflation calculator that actually includes to present day, not just 2013- http://www.in2013dollars.com

 

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