23 April 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Isidore Morris & Sarah Myers Morris

Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, New York,  Block 89, Gate 156N, Line 8R,Graves 5 & 6, 
photographed 2 September 2008.
Here lies
daughter of David
Died 2 Elul 5716
May her soul be bound in the bonds of eternal life
DIED AUG, 9, 1956

Here lies
Yitchak Leib
son of Shlomo
Died 09 Teiveit 5708
May his soul be bound in the bonds of eternal life
DIED DEC. 22, 1947
Sarah Myers Morris, born Sura Malzmann in about 1876 in Lubin, Russian Empire (also known as Labun and, now, Yurovshchina, Ukraine), was the eldest daughter of David and Ida (Chaye) Myers.  

Sarah journeyed to the United States with her five children in June 1910, 5 years after her husband, Yitzchak Mazewitsky (who had become Isidore Morris) landed in New York Harbor. [1] Several of Sarah's brothers had already made the trip and, like Morris, had established businesses as glaziers. 

Isidore Morris, born about 1874 in Lubin, was the son of Shlomo Mazewitsky (also written as Macevicke) and Sarah Klein. On his New York manifest, he was listed as a mason.

Sarah and Isidore had six children: Dora Morris Garber (my grandmother, 1897-1954), Jean Morris Zimmerman (ca. 1900-1966), Max (1901-1963), Murray (1903-1988), Esther Morris Blatt (ca. 1907-1984) and Saul (7 June 1917- 30 Mar 1992). Saul was the only child born in the United States. In fact, both Sarah and her eldest daughter Dora were pregnant at the same time: Sarah with Saul and Dora with Leah Garber Eisenberg (12 Sept 1917-20 Aug 2006).

Sarah and Isidore retired to the rural Perrineville, New Jersey and owned a few acres with a house, barn and a cow. As Isidore's health deteriorated, the Morrises returned to New York City. Both Morris and Sarah are buried in the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plot in Montefiore Cemetery Queens, New York. Morris died in the Bronx in 1947. Sarah outlived her daughter Dora and died two years later in August of 1956.

1."New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 11 January 2012), manifest, Vaderland, Antwerp to New York, arriving 7 June 1910, p. 1, Sure Morris; citing National Archives Microfilm Serial T715.

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