28 May 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday: FLPBA Ladies Auxiliary photo, 1949 anniversary publication

Last year I received photos from two anniversary publications for the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association, the landsmanshaft society of Jewish immigrants from Lubin (aka Labun, Volhynia Gubernia, Russian Empire; aka Yurovshchina, Khmelnitsky Oblast, Ukraine). During the last several months I have posted items from the 25th anniversary (1936) publication. Today I start a selection of items from the 1949 anniversary. 

First Lubiner Ladies Auxiliary
Officers 1949 

Mrs. Rose Blumfield, President
Mrs. Dora Goldberg, Vice-President
Mrs. Esther Myers, Cashier
Mrs. B. Levy, Financial Secretary
Mrs. D. Pearlman, Recording Secretary
There are, obviously several women in this photo who are not identified in the list provided.
Dora Waxenberg Myers Alperin is seated, second from left. She was from Lubin; had first married Lubiner Louis Myers (my great great uncle); divorced him and then married Lubiner Jacob Alpern.

Yetta Myers, wife of Louis Myer's brother, Myer Myers (and another of my great great uncles), is seated on the far right. Her maiden name was Fell. Myer Myers was born in Lubin as was his and Yetta's daughter, Dorothy.  

I do not know the identities of most of the women in this photo. I have contacted a few Lubin community descendants to ask if their relatives are in the photo. If you can identify anyone in the photo, please let me know. 
Of those listed as officers:
Rose Blumfield was previously identified in the 1936 anniversary publication. There is an unresolved (so far) question about her surname. It variously appears in records as Blumfield, Blumfeld and Blumenfeld. She is buried in the block 89, gate 156N plot in Montefiore Cemetery.

Dora Goldberg is not buried in any of the FLPBA plots and I know nothing about her.

Esther Myers is likely the woman married to Samuel Myers, Treasurer of the FLPBA in 1936. Esther's maiden name was Newman and, while she was from the Russian Empire, she was not from Lubin.[1] Neither Esther nor Sam are buried in FLPBA plots.

B. Levy is possibly Ida Sarah Levy. Her husband's name was Benson Levy (originally Liwak) - so the publication's compiler may have used Ida's husband's initial to identify her. Benson was an immigrant from Lubin. Benson and Ida are buried in block 5, gate 567W at Montefiore Cemetery.

D. Pearlman's first initial may also be her husband's. Lillian Perlman was married to David Perlman. They are buried in block 89, gate 156 N at Montefiore Cemetery

1. Kings County, New York, marriage certificate no. 2284 (10 February 1917), Samuel Myers and Esther Newman, Municipal Archives, New York City.

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