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Sentimental Sunday: John Broida’s Chair?

Likely John Broida's chair, brought to US from Eastern Europe.
Likely John Broida’s chair, brought to US from Eastern Europe.

Broida Family (Click for Family Tree)

This chair, thought to have belonged to John/Zelig Broida, has been passed down in the family, and it is now needing a new home. The current owners are downsizing, and need to find a new family member to appreciate its history- ASAP. Are you a descendant of John Broida (1857-1938)? Please contact us through the blog if you are interested in owning this chair.

Likely John Broida's chair, brought to US from Eastern Europe; close-up of carved backrest.
Likely John Broida’s chair, brought to US from Eastern Europe; close-up of carved backrest.

The story is that the chair was given to a non-Broida family member, and Bess Dorothy (Green) Broida (1891-1901), married to Philip E. Broida (1887-1952), one of John’s sons, took it back and gave it to the current owner, a Broida descendant. She was adamant that the chair needed to stay in the Broida family. Unfortunately we do not know much more about the history.

Likely John Broida's chair, brought to US from Eastern Europe; detail of carved backrest.
Likely John Broida’s chair, brought to US from Eastern Europe; detail of carved backrest.

John Jacob or Zelig, whose surname originally was Karklinsky, changed his name to Broida after arriving in the United States about 1874. John and his wife Sarah Gitel Frank (1859-1901) were originally born in Lithuania. At that time, Lithuania was a part of Russia, and the town he came from was called Eišiškės (AKA PolishEjszyszkiRussianЭйши́шки/Eishishki, BelarusianЭйшы́шкі/Eishyshki, Yiddishאײשישאׇק‎/Eyshishok). The Jews were  the largest percentage of the population, and it was a thriving town, or Jewish ‘shetyl.’

Likely John Broida's chair, brought to US from Eastern Europe; close-up of carved backrest.
Likely John Broida’s chair, brought to US from Eastern Europe; close-up of carved backrest.

It has been suggested that this chair came from Eastern Europe with John Broida, so this chair may have originally come from Eišiškės. If he immigrated to the US about 1874, the chair would be at least 142 years old!

Please do let us know if you have an interest in this chair- it would be a shame for it to go outside the family.

 

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Eišiškės– https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eišiškės
  2. See Eliach, Yaffa. There Once Was A World: A 900-Year Chronicle of the Shtetl of Eishyshok. Boston: Little, Brown, 1999 for more information about the town and population through the years beforeWWII.
  3. We have quite a few posts about the Broida family published in the past- just click on “Broida”under the “Families” heading on the left side of the blog, or use the search box to learn more about John and Gitel and their children.

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Report of John Broida’s Death in Israel

Report of the Death of an American Citizen- John Broida
Report of the Death of an American Citizen- John Broida, page 1, 19 Nov. 1938.

Broida Family (Click for Family Tree)

Report of the Death of an American Citizen- John Broida, page 2, 19 Nov. 1938.
Report of the Death of an American Citizen- John Broida, page 2, 19 Nov. 1938.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

1) Report of the Death of an American Citizen- John Broida via Ancestry.com. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, D.C.; General Records of the Department of State; Record Group: RG59-Entry 205; Box Number: 1738; Box Description: 1930-1939 Palestine A – E.

2) Ok, this post is technically not totally wordless, but they are images…

3) This report indicates that John Broida maintained his American citizenship even after he moved to palestine.

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: John Jacob ‘Zelig’ Broida

Mount of Olives Cemetery, Jerusalem, Israel. Public Domain via Wikipedia.
John and Fannie Broida have tombstones somewhere in Mount of Olives Cemetery, Jerusalem, Israel. Public Domain via Wikipedia.

Broida Family (Click for Family Tree)

Sadly we have no image of the tombstone for John/ Zelig Broida who is buried in Mount of Olives Cemetery, Jerusalem, Israel, but we do know that he is buried there. The cemetery is now online, but they do not have a record of John or Fannie Broida being buried there, per their staff. We have a photo request out for an image for his Find A Grave memorial, and that of his second wife, Fannie (Rubinstein?) (Cohen?) Broida, and are hoping some persistent cemetery walker will find their final resting places.

We do, however, have an account of his death, which is maybe even better than just a tombstone. It is very hard to read as it is a copy of a carbon copy, so we have transcribed the translation of this original letter.

13 Nov 1938 Letter from the brother of John Broida to his family concerning his death in Israel, part 1.
13 Nov 1938 Letter from the brother of John Broida to his family concerning his death in Israel, part 1.

The letter is from Abraham Avi Pinchoe/Pincus, the brother of Jacob Mordechai Pincus. Mordechai was married to Ethel Broida who was discussed in yesterday’s post. Mordechai and Ethel were in the United States, where John’s sons and grandchildren lived. Ethel is the 8th ‘child’ John mentions, and the mystery ‘daughter’; they were to help distribute his estate.

It is obvious that the Broida family was close to the Pincus family, if John Broida trusted them enough to have Abraham be by his side while dying, and to write this letter to his family back in the states.

The nephew of John’s first wife is also mentioned, although not by name; research has not yet provided that name. John’s first wife was Gitel Frank Broida, and she died in 1901. John remarried, to Fannie ___ (likely Rubenstein), and we have a picture of her with John that is dated 05 July 1929. Fannie apparently died before John as she is not listed in his obituary, and the letter notes that John had purchased a plot near to hers [at Mount Olive Cemetery]. John died 10 Nov 1938.

13 Nov 1938 Letter from the brother of John Broida to his family concerning his death in Israel, part 2.
13 Nov 1938 Translated letter from the brother of Mordechai Pincus concerning the death of John Broida in Israel, part 2. (Click to enlarge.)

 

Transcription of Translation:

Tel Aviv 19th Heshvan, 5699

(November 13, 1938)

 

To my dear brother Mordecai-Jacob, his wife and their dear children–

May they live and prosper!

I

It is a great privilege to bring good news, but we may quote our

Rabbis’ interpretation of the Biblical verse:

“And God saw….and behold it is very good” — “very good” refers

to the Day of deathe; then & only all is perfect, for–quotoin again

the Bible –“then the tired ones will rest.” During our life time

we go through many events, but nothing is perfect. And when the

Eternal-blessed be His Name-says: “Very Good” one has to understand,

that perfection exists only on the Day of Death. Particularly, this

can be said concerning one who has lived a long life, and whose

conscience was clear, while his balance-sheet showed no liabilities

neither to men nor to God. Such a man is an anger, a happy one.

Such was the case of the Late Mr. Zelig Broida. Three weeks ago he

came to Tel Aviv, and while visiting me he said: “I wish to leave

for America.” He knew that I would not give my consent. I saw

a great change in him. Next day, his nephew-of his first wife-

came and told me: “Mr. Broida wishes you to come to the Hospital

Assuta; he is critically ill.” Naturally, I went immediately –

to grant his wish. When I came, he told me, that he had a very

bad night, but now he feels better and wishes to tell me some

Important matter concerning a will, the second, previously made

when he had his house.

Now about the money. He told me that he made a will, and gave all

the details to the Consul in Jerusalem, instructing how to deal

with his capital. “I wish you to take notes, “ he told me,”and I

will send you later a copy. I have in the Bank ‘Kupat-Am” LP 3,000

not including the accrued 5% interest–since I deal with them a long

time and in addition to this there is a sum of LP 135 current money.

These LP 3,000 should be divided thus: First, the grandchildren and

the Great grandchildren–each one should be given $100. Second,

LP 50 approximately to be given to Jerusalem Institutions–which

ones, exactly, I don’t know. He did not send me the above

mentioned copy. But the Consul and his brother have the list of the

recipients from LP 30 to LP 50. Among the grandchildren he definitely

stated, that your children are to be considered as his grandchildren

because of their mother, namely your wife, whom he considered as

his own daughter; in addition to his seven sons she is his 8th

daughter because of her good deeds towards him, and therefore she

is to receive an equal part. Also your children whom he considers

as his grandchildren each one should receive his share and buy

something in memory of grandfather, thus he writes in his first will.

 

Who can tell whether one’s Hands are clean in dealings with his

fellow-men; it is quite possible that one did not resist the

temptation of embezzlement, cheating, [?], etc.–no one knows how

such, and who is the person involved, therefore, there is only one

remedy: giving back to the community, taking a part equal to the one

assigned to each of the heirs, since other people’s money

cannot be given to your children. And so he asked to take one

part which at that time was $280, deposit the sum in a reliable

bank as a permanent fund on hisname, and every year on the day

-2-

 

of his departure (he departed on Firday, 18th of Heshvan 5699 at

3:30 P. M.) to take out the interest, and give the money to the

Home for the Aged and talmud Torah of Pittsburgh in equal shares. It

is quite possible, that now this share is larger.

 

In such a case, it is possible to add the difference to the the

amount he left for the Institutions in Jerusalem, LP 30 or LP 50.

Surely, I know, my dear brother, that you will bring everything

in best order.

 

He mentioned another thing as a certain matter. But he told me:

“All is known to my dear beloved Mordechai-Jacob”–I am confidnet,

that he has written to you. Now let me tell you the way he died,

while in his clear mind. “Iwonder how a man travels from Tel Aviv

to Jerusalem”; these were his last words: “I am not afraid of

my death. I do not pretend to live fore ever. The years granted to

me are 82. I made a full account of what I owe, as well as the

expenses in the Hospital and the funeral “–At this moment he

raised his hands and continued: “I think, I am going to die without

any debt.” He took leave and departed. Previously, he repeated

the confessional prayer after me, rather[?] understood every word.

He had a burial lot in the cemetery in Jerusalem near his wife–

may she rest in Peace!– and so when they came to ask me what shall

be don in this case, since it is quite dangerous to travel–I

answered: while alive he came safely from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, so

now also he will be taken safely to his place in Jerusalem. And so

they did. His nephew has a position in the Government and a

special permit to carry [?], so he left today, Sunday morning

at 10:00 A. M.

 

My son, Rabbi J. L. went to the Chevra Kaddishah and brought

everything in best order with full respect to the departed and

his family. He also wired to Jerusalem to prepare everything

through Mr. Hershell Kurliansky, the step-brother of his mother-

in-law. He is a member in the Chevran Kaddishah in Jerusalem.

He will attend to everything. I believe, that they will give a

full account either to me or to Rashe-Leah. Be in good healthe

and hope to hear good news. It is high time! The Dark Ages are

back! Conditions of our people are terrible. There is no man

who could describe the troubles of Israel. May the Eternal put

an end to all our troubles!

 

Your brother faithfully,

Abraham Avi Pinchoe

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

1) Family treasure chest.

2) Find A Grave Memorial- no image of grave yet, but request is pending.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=120393993

3) Mystery Monday: Ethel Broida Pincus- http://heritageramblings.net/2015/05/11/mystery-monday…-broida-pincus/

 

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The Real Max Broida, AKA Buster Brodie


John Broida and Sons 25 July 1930 Pittsburgh PA

Broida Family (Click to see family tree)

The real Max Broida, also known as “Buster Brodie” on stage (See “Talented Tuesday- Max Broida-Now Starring as Buster Brodie“), was the third of ten children born to Zelig/John Jacob Broida and his wife, Sarah Gitel Frank Broida. John and Gitel were immigrants, born in Eišiškes, Salcininkai, Lithuania (also known as Eishyshok, Poland or Russia) in the late 1850s. John came to the US in 1874, and Gitel in 1881, the same year they married. (We don’t know if the plan was for John to come first and get established, then bring over Gitel, or if John had traveled back to his homeland and asked her to join him and marry, or if they met in the US.) Max was born 11 October 1885 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Max Broida, circa 1894. Cropped from family portrait.
Max Broida, circa 1894? Cropped from family portrait. (Click to enlarge.)

Max was brought up in Pittsburgh, which had a flourishing Jewish population.  There were many Russian immigrants too, so they would have had some sense of ‘home.’ John had a very strong Yiddish accent even into the 1930s, per his grand-daughter, so Max probably spoke Yiddish, and maybe knew Hebrew as well. Max’s younger brother Samuel Broida, born in 1889, died in 1891 at the age of 2 years, 9 months; two other siblings died young. By 1897, with the birth of Max’s youngest brother Harold H. Broida, it was a family of seven sons. They seemed to have moved fairly frequently but stayed in Pittsburgh, where the family of nine was living at 1102 Fifth Avenue in 1899.

The year 1900, when Max was 14, was a difficult year. The family had moved to Denver, Colorado by 07 June 1900 when the census was taken- but only part of the family was in Denver. John, Gitel, their oldest son Joseph Jacob Broida, and youngest son, Harold H. “Harry” Broida were with them. There were four boarders in the home, but their other five sons could not be found in the census.

Much research over many years culminated in us learning that Gitel had died of pulmonary tuberculosis in Denver. So dear Max and four of his brothers had been separated from their mother for almost a year, maybe two years, and she likely died tragically without all her children by her side. Her body was returned to Pennsylvania for burial, where all her sons could pay their last respects. (See posts listed in notes below for details.)

But where had Max been during those years? We finally realized that the school-age sons had been placed with relatives while Gitel and John were in Denver. Max, who was enumerated as “Moros” (so we initially thought it was his brother Morris listed, but the age was wrong) and with an earlier birthdate (August 1885) along with his older brother Louis, age 16, were living with their paternal aunt, Kate Broida York, and her family in the Carnegie Borough of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. They were noted as nephews, and their nine cousins, ranging in age from 27 to 3, were living in the household as well. Kate’s husband Joseph York was a dry goods merchant, and his two oldest sons, as well as Louis, may have worked in the store with him. Max and the other children likely helped out at the store when they were done with their schoolday.

In 1910, the John Broida family was enumerated mostly together again. Max, age 24, was living with his father, who had remarried about 1904 to Fannie __, plus an ‘aunt’ Ethel (may not be actually related but was treated like a sister), and his brothers Joseph, Louis, Phillip, and Theodore. Max’s youngest brothers, Morris, age 14, and Harold, 13, had continued living in St. Louis, Missouri with their ‘uncle’ Jacob, who actually was their father’s cousin. There are family stories that some of the boys were not very happy in their temporary homes after Gitel’s move to Denver and her subsequent death. It must have been a very hard time for a close-knit family to be separated.

Max, Phillip, and Theodore were listed as laborers in a shop in the 1910 census, with Louis listed as a clerk in a clothing store, and Joseph a merchant. Their father was the proprietor of a clothing store, so it is possible that some or all of the sons worked for him. They might also have worked for Frank & Seder, a Pittsburgh department store. Their mother’s maiden name was Frank, many Broidas worked in the Frank & Seder stores, and the families socialized together as well.

Max Broida 1916
Max Broida at the wedding of his brother, Theodore “Dave” Broida on 20 Aug 1916 in Denver, Colorado. (Click to enlarge.)

We do not know what happened next, or when for Max Broida. His oldest brother Joseph married about 1906, Phillip in 1910, brothers Louis and Morris both about 1913, Theodore married in 1916, and Harold about 1918. The above picture is from the wedding portrait of Theodore Broida and Lucy Shatzke in Denver, Colorado, on 20 Aug 1916- perhaps Max was the Best Man?

Max’s father, John/Zelig Broida, and his wife Fannie emigrated to Tel Aviv, Israel, in September of 1920. He did come back to visit at least once, in June of 1937. Hopefully Max was able to see his father at that time. Zelig died in 1938, in Israel.

The obituaries for Max in the Los Angeles Times and in Variety tell us that Buster Brodie, Max’s stage name, was an original ‘Buster Brown,’ and he toured the country advertising Buster Brown shoes, possibly even working in plays as Buster Brown. He also worked in the circus, maybe as a clown (did he run away from home to join the circus?), and vaudeville as well before he began his film career in the mid-1920s. Film was the new medium and Buster Brodie was in silent films and then graduated to the talkies when they began. We know he was in a silent short in 1925, and was still acting in movies in 1947. There are a few years that we do not know what he was in- 1929, 1930, 1936, 1939, and 1948, the year of his death. It is hard to see how he could have supported himself some years, with so little work produced. (The years noted on his filmography are the years the picture was released, so he may have worked more hours than it appears.) Buster/Max may have needed to work a second job, as so many actors must do to pay the bills.

Documenting Max or Buster is difficult in Los Angeles. There was a ‘Max M. Brodie,’ salesman, listed as a Republican and living at 651 W. 42nd Place, in Los Angeles in the 1916 California Voter Registrations. Could this be our Max Broida, working while trying to break into film?

‘Max Buster Brodie’ was listed as a salesman in the 1924 California Voters Register for Los Angeles, living at 1020 W. Pico St., and registered as a Republican. (Note the new middle name.)

Next we find ‘Buster M. Brodie’ at 2603 W. Pico St., working as an actor, and noted as a Republican in the 1928 California Voters Register. Buster/Max was not listed in 1929-1931, but then we find him listed with the same name (‘Buster M. Brodie’) and address in the 1932 Los Angeles City Directory. He was also listed that year in the Voters Register, at 1843 W. 6th St.; he declined to state his political party.

Interestingly, the ‘Max M. Brodie,’ salesman, from 1916 was listed in 1932 at 1043 W. 6th St., and a Republican. He also was listed in years between, and a Mrs. Elizabeth J. Brodie, a housewife and Republican, lived at the same address for many of those years. No one has found evidence that Max ever married. Mrs. Brodie was also listed in the Voter’s Registration book after Buster died in 1948, as was ‘Max M. Brodie.’ Names have sometimes been continued on the voter’s roles after death, or is this evidence that they are not the same man?

Another intriguing bit of information: ‘Max M. Brodie’ lived at 1043 W 6th St in 1932, and ‘Buster M. Brodie lived at 1843. In 1936, Buster M. Brodie, actor, was living at 1043 W 6th St, where Max M. lived 4 years earlier. Is this a joke these guys/this guy is playing on future family historians? One would think the Voter Registration Books would get it correct, but Max was an actor, and who knows how many personas he could have presented? Or perhaps the imagination rambles too far…

Buster M. Brodie, actor, was found in the 1939 Los Angeles City Directory at 5640 Santa Monica Blvd. That is the address of the El Cortez Hotel, where he was a resident for many years. Buster died there on 09 April 1948. His close friend Chester Conklin, himself a comedian, found Buster, who died of a heart attack at age 61. (Chester is an interesting person- his fourth marriage was to a woman he met in the home for elderly actors- he was 79.)

Buster Brodie/Max Broida obituary in the Los Angeles Times, 09 Apr 1948.
Buster Brodie/Max Broida obituary in the Los Angeles Times, 09 Apr 1948. (Click to enlarge.)

Buster Brodie was buried in Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, in Lot 5, Section 7690, Memorial G. He is listed on Find A Grave in the ‘Famous’ section.

Buster Brodie/Max Broida obituary in Variety, 14 Apr 1948.
Buster Brodie/Max Broida obituary in Variety, 14 Apr 1948. (Click to enlarge.)

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

1) 1899 Pittsburgh, PA City Directory: Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

2) 1900 US Federal Census for John Broida: Year: 1900; Census Place: Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado; Roll: 120; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1240122. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

3) Posts that detail more of the Denver story:

http://heritageramblings.net/2015/02/02/matrilineal-monday-where-were-the-children-of-sarah-gitel-broida-in-1900/

http://heritageramblings.net/2015/02/06/friday-follow-up-death-record-of-sarah-gitel-frank-broida/

http://heritageramblings.net/2015/02/11/wordless-wednesday-mortuary-record-for-sarah-gitel-frank-broida/

4) We have not seen information on any census as to name or sex of the unknown sibling, but the 1900 US Federal Census states that Gitel had borne 10 children.

5) 1900 US Federal Census for Max and Louis Broida, Joseph York, head of household- Year: 1900; Census Place: Carnegie Ward 1, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1366; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0354; FHL microfilm: 1241366. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

6) 1910 US Federal Census for Jacob (John) Broida, head of household- Year: 1910; Census Place: East Pittsburgh Ward 3, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1293; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 0064; FHL microfilm: 1375306. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

7) Los Angeles City Directory, 1939- Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

8) California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 on Ancestry.com.

9) An image of 5640 Santa Monica Blvd.- not a very good part of Los Angeles these days.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.090766,-118.312778,3a,75y,182.9h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sTdOrFA4ii0KG0oLcVNsxPQ!2e 

9) Chester C. Conklin (1886-1971) was a comedian who acted in silent films as well as talkies- over 280 of them. He created a character and broke into vaudeville, then minstrel shows and circuses as a clown. He may have met Buster Brodie in one of these venues, or they may have met out in Hollywood. Conklin became one of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Keystone Kops’ and they became lifelong friends.  Both Chester and Buster worked in many studios, and both with the Three Stooges (though in separate shorts). Conklin was married four times- his last in 1965 when he was 79, she 65; they both were living at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital. Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_Conklin

10) See also “Talented Tuesday: Max Broida-Now Starring as Buster Brodie”- http://heritageramblings.net/2015/04/07/talented-tuesday-max-broida-now-starring-as-buster-brodie/

11) Again, a special thanks to Frank Reighter, who shared the above obituaries and other information about Buster’s career.

 

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Silly Sunday- Broida Family in Swimsuits c1910?

John & Fannie Broida at the Beach, probably after 1904.
John & Fannie Broida at the Beach, probably after 1904. (Click to enlarge.)

 

Our last post with silly swimsuits was such a hit ( See Silly Sunday- Joseph Cooper Family in Swimsuits c1912)  that we thought we would share yet another high-fashion image to whet your appetite for the coming swimsuit season. At least with these swimsuits, one didn’t have to diet quite as much before the season started!

This image is of John Zelig Broida (1857-1938) and his second wife, Fannie. Her maiden name is unknown, but they married in 1904, when Fannie was 29 and John 47 years old. They lived in Pittsburgh, PA, and St. Louis, Missouri until their emigration to Palestine in September, 1920. John/Zelig died in Palestine, but we still don’t know much about Fannie and what happened to her.

Notes, Sources, and References:

1) Broida family photos

2) Family oral history

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