Broida Family (Click for Family Tree)
Samuel Charles Broida was born on 30 March 1879 in Vilna, Lithuania/ Russia, to Morris Karklinsky (?-1893) and Leah Berman Karklinsky (1842-1917). He arrived in the United States somewhere between 1891-1897 per his census records.
Isabel “Bella” Friedberg was born in Russia to unknown parents in June, 1881. Her arrival date in the US varies from 1890-1892 per the censuses.
On 10 Nov 1903, Isabel “Bella” Friedberg and Samuel Charles Broida filed for a marriage license in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which they both also listed as their current residence. Belle did not know the day of the month she was born on when they filled out the paperwork.(Or maybe she was too excited to be able to remember? People did not celebrate birthdays in such a big way back then.) They were married the next day, on 11 Nov 1903.
Bella and Samuel had 5 children- 2 girls, 3 boys, born from 1905-1921.
By the 1920 census the family had moved to Burgettstown, Washington Co., Pennsylvania, where Samuel worked as a merchant in dry goods. By 1930 they were back in Pittsburgh, with Samuel listed in the US Federal Census as a proprietor of a drugstore.
Bella died 20 January 1945 with Samuel surviving her until 8 November 1958. They are buried together after 41 years of marriage in Westview Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in Section B, Lot 55.
Notes, Sources, and References:
- Find A Grave Memorial for Samuel C. Broida
- Find A Grave Memorial for Isabella “Bella” Friedberg Broida
- No plagiarism here- I wrote the bios for the memorials, so am adding them to the blog to help make them easier to find.
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