05 November 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Dora Morris Garber

Here Lies
Devorah daughter of Yitzchak
Died 25 Av 5714
May her soul be bound in the bonds of eternal life


DIED AUG. 24, 1954
My grandmother, Dora Morris (Mazewitsky) Garber, was born 26 December 1897 in Labun, Russian Empire (today, Yurovshchina, Ukraine). She was the eldest child of Isidore Morris and Sarah Malzmann (Myers) Morris

Dora emigrated with her mother and siblings to the United States from the Port of Antwerp on 28 May 1910 and arrived at Ellis Island on 7 June 1910. [1]

Dora married her first cousin Jack (Yankel/Jacob) Garber on 12 August 1916. [2] Jack had become a glazier like his uncle/father-in-law, Isidore.

Jack and Dora had three children: Leah Garber Eisenberg (12 September 1917 - 20 August 2006), Bernard "Sonny" Garber (18 January 1919 - 9 July 2002) and Leonard Garber (1923- ).

Dora died at 5:20 PM on 24 August 1954 at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. [3] She had suffered from cancer. She is buried in Montefiore Cemetery in Queens, New York: Block 89, Gare 156N, Line 8L, Grave 2.

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, List 1, Passenger 25, Dora Morris; citing National Archives Microfilm Serial T715.
2. New York County, New York, Certificate and Record of Marriage no. 19923 (12 August 1916), Jacob Garber and Dora Morris, New York City Municipal Archives, New York.
3. Kings County, New York, Certificate of Death no. 156-54-315803, Dora Garber, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York. 

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