13 August 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday: Harry Kargman family advertisement, FLPBA 1949 anniversary publication

Aron (later Harry) Kargman was both born in 1884 in Labun. Sarah was born in 1892 in Polonnoye, a town about ten miles to the northeast. Harry and Sarah were married in this area of the  Russian Empire before Harry became an immigrant 1912.[1] He joined his brother Louis in New York City. 

According to census records, Sarah followed several years later in about 1920.[2] Their only child Edward was born on 25 March 1930.[3]

Harry's manifest identified him as a tailor. But later, like his brother, he became a glazier. His 1942 World War II draft registration shows that his glass business was called Pacific Glass Company, Inc., located at 1833 Fulton Street, Brooklyn.[4]

Edward enlisted in the National Guard in Brooklyn on 21 June 1948 and served through February 1951.[5] He later owned a check cashing business in Brooklyn. 

Harry passed away on 22 April 1953 and Sarah died in 1967.[6] I do not know where they were buried. Their graves are not in the any of the three First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association burial plots.

There are a couple of newspaper articles over the years when robberies were attempted at the Edward's store. Ultimately, Edward was shot in the stomach during a robbery attempt in June 1970.[7] He died of his wounds nine days later at the age of 40.

1. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 August 2015), manifest, S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam to New York, arriving 23 September 1912, list 7, line 22, Aron Kargman, citing NARA Microfilm Serial T715.
2. 1925 New York State Census, Kings County, enumeration of inhabitants, Brooklyn, assembly district 5, election district 37, page 25, Harry and Sarah Kargman; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 August 2015); New York State Archives, Albany.
3. "U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014," index, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 August 2015); entry for Edward Kargman, June 1970.  
4. "U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 August 2015), card for Harry Kargman, no. U 1871, New York City Draft Board; NARA record group 147.
5. "New York, New York National Gurad Service Cards, 1917-1954," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 August 2015); entry for Edward Kargman; New York State Archives, Albany, Series B2001, film 45.
6. "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," index, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 August 2015), entries for Harry Kargman (death 22 April 1953) and Sarah Kargman (death 24 September 1967).
7. "2 Gunmen Stage $200,000 Robbery; 2 Hurt in Brooklyn Holdup of Armored Car," New York Times (New York), 2 June 1970.

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