24 September 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday: Henry I Fetell family advertisement, FLPBA 1949 anniversary publication

Henry Fetell and his wife, Lillian Meyers Fetell purchased an advertisement in the 1949 publication commemorating the anniversary of the founding of the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association (the landsmanshaft organization for the community of Labun, Russian Empire (Ukraine). 

Henry and his siblings were born in Labun. He arrived in the USA at the age of 9 with his brothers (Jankiel and Moise) and sisters (Mania and Usla).[1] His eldest sibling, Mania, was only 18. They were headed to their uncle Hyman Boris (their mother's brother) in New York City.

Henry and his siblings lived together for several years in New York City.[2] An older brother, Ben, had immigrated before World War I. It appears their parents may have both died in the old country before the rest of the children emigrated.

Henry graduated from law school, married Lillian Meyers and enlisted in the military during World War II.[3]

I have found no indications that Henry and Lillian had any children. They passed away in Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida. Henry died 28 July 1982 and Lillian, 23 September 1989.[4]

1. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 16 May 2011), manifest, S.S. Estonia, Danzig to New York, arriving 27 September 1921, list 2 (handwritten), lines 28, Chaim Fertel, citing NARA microfilm publication T715, roll 3028.
2. 1925 New York State Census, New York County, New York, enumeration of inhabitants, Manhattan, assembly district 13, election district 42, page 24, entry 27, Henry Fetell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 September 2015); New York State Archives, Albany.
1930 U.S. Census, Bronx County, New York, population schedule, Bronx, enumeration district 3-361, sheet 12A, dwelling 85, family 266, Henry Fetell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 24 September 2015); NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1474.
3. 1940 U.S. Census, Kings County, New York, population schedule, Brooklyn, enumeration district 24-2448, sheet 6B, household 127, Henry and Lillian Fetell; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 September 2015); NARA mircofilm publication T627, roll 2610.
"U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010," index, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 September 2015), entry for Henry Fetell, death date 28 July 1982; "Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File," Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
4. "U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014," entry for Lillian Fetell, 23 September 1989; index, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 September 2015); Social Security Administration.

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