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FORMAT OF A FILE/DOCUMENT

1. The Document lists for Clarksdale Jewish Families is subdivided by decades.

2. Each decade file or Chronological Document is subdivided by YEARS.

3, Local, state, national, and global events are listed first under the year it occurred.

4. Names of Jewish families are listed alphabetically. Subtopics are the family surname and then, subdivided into first names. The effort and purpose is to tell the story by the specific year in which it occurred; however, some data were included within a specific year even though it may not fit the year. The interviewee often did not remember the exact year. Another example is the names of the children the couple had regardless of the year they were born.

Your contributions from your Clarksdale Jewish family is welcomed. I will certainly add these memoirs if you want to be included. Photos (scanned) are welcomed.

The last section “1940 and Beyond” : The “1930 1939 “section is the last actual decade of this research project. Watch for the next section “1940 and Beyond” which will be added when the Issaquena Avenue Merchants is published. “1940 and Beyond” will be the data acquired about the Jewish community and not published in Southern Hertiage article “ Clarksdale, Mississippi: A Mississippi Delta Legacy

Hopefully, within the next three years this research project will become a book also.

Endnotes: included by Arabic numbers or Roman numerals using the Chicago Manual Style. Many are not yet in this format. We hope we have given you enough information to help your research find them. We will have corrected all within the year or so.

Selected Bibliography is a separate document. It includes all the references complied from all the documents. Thus, we have used blue print to indicate the correct Chicago Manual format.

Private Collection means you must contact the individual or family as the documents are not for public domain. I may or may not know who has the data because the original person has died.

CORRECTIONS

1) An effort was made to proofread these documents for spelling and punctuation. However, you will probably find some, because the data is overwhelming and tedious to review without professional help. I hope you will contact me with the corrections or location of where it is needed.

2) DUPLICATION: I am trying to remove it, but again, it might happen. Again, contact me. Be specific about the locations of both the original and duplicated data.

3) CONFLICTING DATA: Yes, there is some conflicting data in these paragraphs. I have tried to point out where and the reference/endnotes for the sources of both data. City Directories, U. S. Census and different authors do not try to be consistent. It is difficult to determine which ones to use; so I often include both and/or try to find two sources with the same information for verification.

Highlighted words/phrases/sentence/paragraph in yellow, means I know there is a problem. I hope to find any or all of them soon to replace the highlighted area. Because some of these problematic areas overlap with the manuscript, Issaquena Avenue Memoirs, those will be the first to be replaced. If you already know the answers, please contact me.

 

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LISTING OF FAMILIES BY DECADES

Within each manuscript the dates under each family surname may or may not be accurate. For example:

FINK

(1900, 1910, 1930)

This chart was constructed as the author was updating the data. It is accurate: The left column numbers the families included. An 'X” in a right hand columns under the first year of the decade means information about the family surname is available in “Clarksdale Jewish Community Memoirs.” For example. “Aronson” family can be found only in the 1920 -1929 manuscript.


 

FAMILY NAMES

1868

1880

1890

1900

1910

1920

1930

1

Aronson (Shelby)

X

2

Abrams, Will/E. (Merigold)

X

X

X

3

Adler (Mattson)

X

4

Alpern (Rich)

X

X

X

5

Aronson

X

6

Auerbach

X

7

Bacharach

X

8

Baker

X

X

X

X

X

X

9

Balicer

X

X

10

Balkin, L. E. (Glendora/Sumner)

X

X

11

Baskind (Alligator/Bobo)

X

12

Beck

X

13

Benenson

X

14

Bernstein

X

X

15

Binder

X

X

X

X

X

X

16

Block

X

17

Bloom

X

X

X

18

Bodenheimer

X

19

Brenner

X

X

X

20

Brodofsky

X

X

21

Byer

X

22

Califf

X

X

X

25

Cohen-Kline

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

26

Cohen, Charles

X

X

X

27

Cohn, Harry

X

X

28

Damsker

X

X

X

29

Diamond

X

30

Dinner

X

X

X

31

Edelson, Harry (Merigold)

X

32

Engleberg, Dave (Cleveland)

X

33

Fass

X

34

Felix

X

35

Fink

X

X

X

X

36

Frank

X

X

X

X

37

Freyman

X

X

X

38

Fried

X

39

Friedman

X

X

X

X

X

X

40

Gail

X

41

Gensburger

X

42

Gentsburger

X

X

43

Goldberg

X

44

Goldberger

X

45

Goldstein

X

X

X

46

Goodman

X

47

Gordon

X

X

X

48

Greenspan

X

49

Heuman

X

X

50

Hirsberg

X

X

X

X

X

51

Hirsh

X

52

Hochstein

X

X

53

Illtis

X

54

Isaacson

X

55

Iltis

X

56

Iskowitz,

X

X

57

Isaacson

X

58

Jacobson

X

X

X

X

X

59

Jiedal

X

X

60

Kabakoff

X

X

61

Kantor/Kantrovitz

`

X

X

X

62

Kaplan

X

63

Kaufman

X

X

X

X

64

Katz/Triplet

X

X

65

Kerstine

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

66

Kline

X

X

X

X

67

Kooyman

X

68

Krieger

X

X

69

Labens

X

X

70

Landau

X

X

X

X

71

Landman

X

72

LevineX

X

X

X

X

73

Levinson

X

X

X

74

Levy

X

X

X

75

Lipson

n

X

X

76

Lurie

X

77

Magdovitz

X

X

X

78

Mannheimer

X

79

Marcus

X

X

X

80

Marks

X

X

X

81

May

X

X

82

Michaelson

X

83

Nachman

X

X

84

Nelson

X

X

86

Okun

X

X

87

Picard

X

X

88

Pachter

X

X

89

Plitman

X

90

Powers

X

X

91

Raines

X

92

Rappaport

X

X

X

93

Resnick

X

94

Richberger/Pachter

X

X

X

X

X

95

Rosenberg

X

96

Rosenfeld

X

97

Rosenblum

X

98

Sack

X

X

X

X

99

Sacks, Saul

100

Salomon/Solomon

X

X

X

X

101

Scheonholtz, Leon (Cleveland))

X

68

102

Schwartz

X

103

Segal

X

X

104

Segelman

X

105

Shackeroff

X

X

106

Shankerman

X

X

107

Shapira

X

X

108

Shepp

X

X

X

109

Silverblatt

X

X

110

Silverson

X

111

Small

X

X

X

112

Spain, A. (Tunica)

X

113

Steiner

X

114

Still

X

115

Tonkel

1

X

116

Turner

X

117

Weinberg

X

118

Weiss

X

X

119

Wiener

X

X

X

120

Wise

X

X

X

121

Wolff

X

122

Woolbert

X

X

X

X

123

Yaffe

X

Looking forward to receiving your contributions.

Margie Kerstine, Historian

(Last Update: 11-27-2016)