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Wordless Wednesday: The Green Family Grandchildren

The Green Family Grandchildren, circa 1925. Likely taken in St. Louis, Missouri. From left: Gertrude Broida, Preston Green, Helen D. "Sis" Ledwidge with Harold Green in front, and Sarah Jane Ledwidge.
The Green Family Grandchildren, circa 1925. Likely taken in St. Louis, Missouri. From left: Gertrude Broida, Preston Green, Helen D. “Sis” Ledwidge with Harold Green in front, Esther S. Stampfer, and Sarah Jane Ledwidge. (Click to enlarge.)

Green Family, Broida Family (Click for Family Tree)

Reverse of The Green Family Grandchildren, circa 1925. Likely taken in St. Louis, Missouri. From left: Gertrude Broida, Preston Green, Helen D. "Sis" Ledwidge with Harold Green in front, and Sarah Jane Ledwidge.
Reverse of The Green Family Grandchildren, circa 1925. Likely taken in St. Louis, Missouri. From left: Gertrude Broida, Preston Green, Helen D. “Sis” Ledwidge with Harold Green in front, Esther and Sarah Jane Ledwidge.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

1) Abraham Green (1866-1931) and Rose Brave/Braef/Brafe Green (1866-1936) had four children: Ann Green, Estelle Gertrude Green, Bess Dorothy Green, Herman L. Green, and Mary Cecelia Green (1895-1991; never married).

2) Gertrude Broida was the only child of Bess Dorothy Green and Philip Broida. Gertrude married Irving I. Cooper.

3) Preston M. Green (1915-2003) and Harold B. Green (1922-2007) were the sons of Herman L. Green (1894-1973) and Bess Catlin Green (1893-1951).

4) Sarah “Jane” Ledwidge  (1907-1991) and Helen D. “Sis” Ledwidge (1911-1980) were the daughters of Estelle Green (1887-1977) and Charles Patrick Ledwidge (1882-1959). Jane married married 1) Roy Barton Marshall with whom she had Charles Roy Joseph “Tex” Marshall (1929-1993); and 2) Unknown Burnham, with James Burnham, Norraine “Raynie” Paul, and Patrick Burnham their children. Sis married Edgar A. Bill (1907-1996) but they had no children.

5) Esther S. Stampfer was the daughter of Ann Green (1885- ) and her first husband, Samuel Stampfer (1882-1967). Esther married James Alexander Hall (1902-1994).

 

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Talented Tuesday: A Hymn Written by Harold Green

Hymn composed by Harold Green, based on a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. It was dedicated to Bess Green Broida.- Cover Sheet
Hymn composed by Harold Green, based on a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. It was dedicated to Bess Green Broida. Cover Sheet.

Green Family, Broida Family (Click for Family Trees)

In January of 1952, Harold L. Green wrote music to add to favorite lines from a poem that his paternal aunt, Bess Green Broida, dearly loved. The poem was written in 1856 by John Greenleaf Whittier:

The Eternal Goodness

I know not what the future hath
Of marvel or surprise,
Assured alone that life and death
God’s mercy underlies.
And if my heart and flesh are weak
To bear an untried pain,
The bruised reed He will not break,
But strengthen and sustain.
No offering of my own I have,
Nor works my faith to prove;
I can but give the gifts He gave,
And plead His love for love.
And so beside the silent sea
I wait the muffled oar;
No harm from Him can come to me
On ocean or on shore.
I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care.

                                                  (Lines 61-80)

Hymn composed by Harold Green, based on a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. It was dedicated to Bess Green Broida.
Hymn composed by Harold Green, based on a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. It was dedicated to Bess Green Broida. (Click to enlarge.)

Back in the day, these lines were probably memorized, and/or written on a scrap a paper placed in a bible or other special book. Perhaps Bess sang this as she worked or prayed, or shared it with her congregation. Bess obviously cherished this gift, as it has been preserved and passed down in the family.

Harold was the son of Herman Green (1894-1973) and Bess Catlin Green (1893-1951). His brother was Preston Green (1915-2003). Harold was born in Missouri, likely St. Louis, on 04 December 1921.

The talent displayed in this gift for his aunt when Harold was 30 years old played out in his life- ‘played’ can be taken literally here as well, since Harold was an organist and taught at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He shared his talents with his students and helped to develop theirs for 35 years. Harold also played  the organ at Congregation Shalom (Harold was Jewish.), the Fourth Church of Christ Scientist (His aunt Bess was a Christian Scientist.), and at Sherman Park Lutheran Church.

Harold died 29 May 2007 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

1) Family treasure chest.

2) “The Eternal Goodness” by John Greenleaf Whittier, written in 1856. The words are public domain. The poem in its entirety may be seen at http://www.bartleby.com/42/792.html.

 

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Sunday’s Obituary: Rose Braef (Brave) Green

Obituary of Rose Braef (Brave) Green in The American Jewish Outlook [Pittsburgh PA], Friday, January 10, 1936. Vol. 3, No. 5, Page 11. Posted with kind permission of the Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project.
Obituary of Rose Braef (Brave) Green in The American Jewish Outlook [Pittsburgh PA], Friday, January 10, 1936. Vol. 3, No. 5, Page 11. Posted with kind permission of the Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project.
Green Family (Click for Family Tree)

Mrs. Philip Broida was Bess Dorothy Green Broida.

Mrs. Charles Ledwidge was Estelle Green Ledwidge.

Mrs. Charles White was Ann Green (Stampfer) White.

Miss Mary Cecelia Green of St. Louis was a career woman who never married.

Herman L. Green married Bess Catlin.

 

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

1) The Pittsburgh Jewsish Newspaper Project may be found at http://digitalcollections.library.cmu.edu/pjn/index.jsp

 

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Friday’s Faces from the Past: Sarah Green Golomb and Louis Golomb

 

Sarah Green Golomb, possibly c1895.
Sarah Green Golomb, possibly c1895.

Sarah Rebecca Green (or Sarah Gren) was born in Lithuania in November, 1874, possibly Kovno/Kaunas, or maybe Grincasek, both under control of Poland and Russia at different times. (Censuses for various family in different years lists Lithuania, Russia, or Poland as nativity.) We know her father’s name was Jacob Gren, but do not know her mother’s name. There is a family story that “…the father was lost in Europe…” and it may have been this Jacob Gren. We only know of one brother- Abraham Gren or Abraham Green, who is the direct ancestor we have studied.

This photo was taken in St. Louis, Missouri. Sarah’s brother Abraham immigrated to the United States in 1884, and worked as a tailor to save money and bring the family over. Censuses indicate 1889, 1890, and 1891 as arrival dates for Sarah, and we have not yet found immigration records for her, though we have not searched much since she is collateral kin.(Note to self: look for this information.) Sarah’s niece was born in 1891 in Pittsburgh, so we are assuming Abraham was living there then, though he may have moved to St. Louis to establish his tailoring business. We know he and his family were in St. Louis for the 1900 US Federal Census. Was this photo taken possibly when she immigrated and may have gone to live with her brother in St. Louis after 1891? Was it taken on a visit to St. Louis while she was living in Pittsburgh? Perhaps it was taken to send back to Lithuania to her family who may have remained there? Hopefully some of those out there researching the Golomb family, or who have Golomb family treasures, can help us learn more. (We do not have any pictures of Louis Golomb, hint, hint…)

Sarah married Louis Golomb on 28 May 1893 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. Louis was also born in Lithuanian Russia, 23 Dec 1873; his parents were David Golomb and Sarah __ per his death certificate. Dates of his immigration vary from 1880-1888 at age 19, but he filed his Petition for Citizenship on 8 May 1894, listed as a native of Poland.   The 1900 census states he immigrated in 1888, had been here 12 years (the math works this time), and was naturalized. (He was not, unless it took them many years to file. He probably had just started the process.) Sarah had 13 children, two of whom died very young. Those who lived to adulthood were: Esther G. Golomb (1894-1942), Rose Golomb (1896-1989), Bessie Golomb (or Betty?) (1897-1972), Isadore Lawrence Golomb (1899-1969), Maurice Abraham Golomb (1902-1971- sometimes noted as Morris?, Abraham Golomb, sometimes called Albert? (1904-1967), Milton Wilbur Golomb (1906-1989), Bernard W. Golomb (1908-1985), David Golomb (1910-1997), Florence Golomb (1912-2010), and Norman Green Golomb (1915-1993).

Sarah and Louis are found in the US Federal censuses in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the rest of their lives. Louis worked as a painter & paperhanger at the time of the 1900 census, but by 1910 was a store keeper in a paint and glass business, and is listed as an employer. In 1920 he was listed as a merchant with a paint and wallpaper business, as an “emp,” not “OA,” or own account. By the 1930 census he was noted as a proprietor of a hardware store, and was living with his wife and children.

Sarah died on 15 March 1939 in Pittsburgh. Interestingly, her sons Milton and Maurice completed her death certificate, listing her as a widow, and with their father’s name as Herman, instead of Louis.  JewishGen and the headstone both state Louis’ death as 1942, and his death certificate states 23 Aug 1942 of’ ‘influenzal encephalitis.’ The informant was Albert Golomb (son Abraham?) and he was a widower. Sarah and Louis have headstones side by side in B’nai Israel Cemetery in Pittsburgh.

We have been unable to find a Pittsburgh census record for Louis in 1940. There was a Louis Golomb living in New York, Kings Co., New York, in 1940, who was born in 1872 in Russia. But he had a wife named Bella and two daughters, and was working as a salesman in a variety store. This could not be the same Louis, as he and Sarah were still having children in Pittsburgh when the NY Louis married in 1907. It would be interesting to learn more about the last few years of ‘our’ Louis’ life.

[NOTE: revised 7/11/14 after original publication to reflect new information learned. Also added Find A Grave links.]

 

Notes, Sources, and References:

1) Louis Golomb Petition for Citizenship-  Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington D.C.; Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania; NARA Series: M1537; Reference: (Roll 059) Jan 19 -May 11, 1894

2) 1900 US Federal Census, Louis Golomb, head of household- Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Pittsburgh Ward 8, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1358; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0129; FHL microfilm: 1241358.

3) 1910 US Federal Census- Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Pittsburgh Ward 3, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1299; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0309; FHL microfilm: 1375312.

4) 1920 US Federal Census- Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Pittsburgh Ward 5, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1520; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 393; Image: 323.

5) 1930 US Federal Census- Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1975; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0174; Image: 455.0; FHL microfilm: 2341709.

6) JewishGen, comp. JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: This data is provided in partnership with JewishGen.org.

7) Louis Golomb death certificate- note confusion as to marital status, but hard to read what was written in: http://interactive.ancestry.com/5164/42342_2421406260_0690-00792/4717762?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dPADeathCollection%26h%3d4717762%26ti%3d0%26indiv%3dtry%26gss%3dpt%26ssrc%3dgr_t4160486_p-1635419420_ktidz0q3d4160486z0q26pidz0q3d-1635419420z0q26hidz0q3d35662563121z0q26dbidz0q3d5164z0q26rpidz0q3d4717762z0q26ssrcz0q3dgrz0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q252c32782z0q26pgplz0q3dpidz0q252ctidz0q257cpidz0q257chidz0q257cdbidz0q257crpidz0q257cssrcz0q26pgpsz0q3d-1635419420_h35662563121&ssrc=gr_t4160486_p-1635419420_ktidz0q3d4160486z0q26pidz0q3d-1635419420z0q26hidz0q3d35662563121z0q26dbidz0q3d5164z0q26rpidz0q3d4717762z0q26ssrcz0q3dgrz0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q252c32782z0q26pgplz0q3dpidz0q252ctidz0q257cpidz0q257chidz0q257cdbidz0q257crpidz0q257cssrcz0q26pgpsz0q3d-1635419420_h35662563121&backlabel=ReturnRecord

8) Find A Grave memorial #123652024 for Sarah Green Golomb reveals her Hebrew name as Sarah Rivkah bat Yalev: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=123652024

9) Find A Grave memorial #123651973 for Louis Golomb reveals his Hebrew name as Elihan ben Yitzhak: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=123651973

 

 

 

 

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Tombtone Tuesday: The Golomb Family in Pittsburgh, PA

GOLOMB Family Plot- Marker, Bnai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.
GOLOMB Family Plot- Marker, Bnai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.

Sites like Find A Grave have been incredibly helpful in my ramblings searching for family. The good volunteers at FAG have provided photos that have given us clues to relationships (or not) and sometimes additional information they may know just living close by. I especially appreciate those who allow us to use their photos on our Ancestry trees and blogs. It is good to know where our ancestors are ‘quietly resting.’

The Golomb family is collateral kin- Sarah Green (Sarah Gren), sister of our Abraham Green (Abraham Gren) married Louis Golomb and had 13 children- yes, 13. Our dear grandmother remembered that number but I had been unable to verify until a recent census recheck showed that two children had died before the census was taken. There also was a photo that was could not be conclusively identified thirty years ago, but as she aged, our grandmother also was able to recall that the portrait was of Sarah (Green) Golomb- so there may be at least one advantage of aging, with long term memory improving. ;P

Gates, Bnai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.
Gates, Bnai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.

These Golomb headstones are in B’nai Israel cemetery in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.

The two stones on the right behind the large monument belong to Louis Golomb and his wife Sarah (Green) Golomb. They are in Section 4, Lot 7.

Louis GOLOMB- Headstone, B'nai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.
Louis GOLOMB- Headstone, B’nai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.
Sarah Rebecca GREEN GOLOMB- Headstone, B'nai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.
Sarah Rebecca (GREEN) GOLOMB- Headstone, B’nai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.

The two stones on the left in the back are of the eldest child of Louis and Sarah Golomb, Esther G. Golumb, and her husband, Joseph H. Slone.

Esther G. (GOLOMB) SLONE- Headstone, Bnai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.
Esther G. (GOLOMB) SLONE- Headstone, B’nai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.
Joseph H. SLONE- Headstone, Bnai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.
Joseph H. SLONE- Headstone, B’nai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.

The two front stones are for daughter Betty (Golomb) Eich and son Isadore L. Golomb.

Betty (GOLOMB) EICH- Headstone, Bnai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.
Betty (GOLOMB) EICH- Headstone, Bnai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.
Isadore GOLOMB- Headstone, Bnai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.
Isadore GOLOMB- Headstone, Bnai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.

Son Maurice A. Golomb and his wife, Mollie Tex, are buried in the same cemetery in Section 14, Lot 17.

Maurice A. GOLOMB and Mollie TEX Headstone, Headstone, B'nai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.
Maurice A. GOLOMB and Mollie TEX Headstone, Headstone, B’nai Israel Cemetery, Pittsburgh PA. With kind permission of FAG photographer.

 

More information to come about the Golomb family in future posts.

 

Notes, Sources, and References:

1) Find A Grave Memorials for all the above persons. Links to come in future posts as I add to the memorials.

 

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