29 January 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday: First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association 25th anniversary, Part 4

The First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association, a community association for former residents of Lubin, Russian Empire (aka Labun or, now Yurovshchina, Ukraine), celebrated the anniversary of their founding in 1911 with a commemorative publication. I have been sharing a few of the pages of this document.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
An earlier post regarding the group's incorporation papers, is located here.

GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS on this gala occasion the 25th Jubilee Anniversary of our worthy Organization, the First Lubiner Prog. Benevolent Ass'n.
It is, truly, thrilling and inspiring to greet you all, members, friends and guests and to have you join here in celebrating this auspicious occasion.
It is my sincere wish that this Brotherhood shall live for many years to come and continue to spread much joy and happiness in our midst, and charity and help to those less fortunate than ourselves
Again wishing you all much good, I am,
                                     SAMUEL MYERS, Treasurer 

I discussed a little about Sam Myers in a previous post. He was likely from Podolia Gubernia - probably Kamyanets-Podilskiy - and his original surname had been Malzman. He arrived in the United States in 1912 masquerading as an offspring of David Malzman - my great great grandfather. In reality, it is more likely that he was a cousin of David's children. The links in this relationship are, as yet, unclear.

What is clear is that Sam's father's name was actually Elias. He provided this information on both his Social Security application (SS-5) and his marriage certificate.[1]

Sam, a glazier, married Esther Newman in Brooklyn on 10 February 1917.[2] One of the witnesses to the marriage was my great great uncle Louis Myers (whom Sam had identified on his manifest as his "brother").[3]

Sam and Esther had three children: Ann Myers Lang, Elinor Myers Sherr and Sol Myers. After Esther's passing, Sam married Reva on 20 March 1970.[4]  

Sam died on 7 May 1975. His obituary indicates that, in addition to his leadership role in the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association, he had been active in his synagogue as past president of the Jewish Center of Brighton Beach.[5]

1. On his SS-5, Sam indicated his father's name was Elliot (probably an Anglicized version of his first name).
Samuel Myers, SS no. 109-28-2478, 27 December 1952, Application for Social Security Account Number (Form SS-5), Social Security Administration, Baltimore, Maryland.
2. Kings County, New York, marriage certificate no. 1917-2284, Brooklyn, New York, Samuel Myers and Esther Newman, Municipal Archives, New York City. 
3. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 November 2008), manifest, S.S. Noordam, Rotterdam to New York, arriving 27 August 1912, list 2, line 5, Zise Meyers; citing National Archives Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: 1921. 
4. Brooklyn, New York, probate case files, no. 1975-3562, Samuel Myers (1975), letters of administration, 1 August 1975; Kings County Surrogate's Court, Brooklyn. 
5. Samuel Myers, death notice, New York Times, 9 May 1975; digital image, New York Times.com (http://www.nytimes.com : accessed 27 August 2011).

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