20 May 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Yetta Fell Myers

Yetta Fell married Myer Malzman, eldest child of David and Ida (Chaye) Myers, in about 1897 [1].

Here lies
OCT. 30, 1962

Myer left for New York in 1902.[2] Yetta and their daughter Dwoire followed in 1906 accompanied by Riwke Malzmann (Rebecca Maltman) and her children.[3] The women identified their last residence as Polonne, 10 miles northeast of Myer's home town of Labun (Lubin or Yurovshchina).
In the 1910 U.S. Census, Yetta indicated that she'd had six children, three of whom were living.[4] Myer and Yetta ultimately had four daughters: Dorothy Myers Shapiro (born ca. 1899), Esther Myers Eisenberg (born ca. 1907), Evelyn Myers Paull (9 Oct 1907- 26 Feb 2004), and Mildred Myers Becker (born ca. 1911).

Sometime after 1930, Myer and Yetta retired to the Catskill Mountains in Monticello, New York. Myer died in Monticello in 1936. After Myer's death, Yetta moved back to the city and was recorded in the 1940 census living with her daughter Mildred and son-in-law Arthur Becker in Brooklyn [5].
Yetta is buried in the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association landsmanshaft plot at Montefiore Cemetery, Springfield Gardens, Queens, New York: Block 89, Gate 156N, Line 8L, Grave 4.


1. 1910 U.S. Census, New York County, New York, population schedule, Manhattan, Enumeration District 898, sheet 8A, family 145, Meyer Meyers; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 04 March 2008).
2. "Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed: 20 September 2009), manifest, Lake Ontario, Liverpool to Montreal, Quebec, arriving 31 July 1902, Meyer Myers, citing Library and Archives of Canada. "Border Crossings: Canada to U.S., 1895-1954," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 09 May 2009), manifest, Quebec to St. Albans, New York, arriving 8 August 1902, Meyer Myer, citing National Archives Microfilm Publication: M1464; Microfilm Roll: 14; Record Group: 85; Line: 29; Page: 1.

3. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 16 July 2009), manifest, Noordland, Antwerp to New York, arriving 9 April 1906, Jette Meyers, citing National Archives Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: 689; Line: 05; Page Number: A

4. 1910 U.S. Census, New York Co., NY, pop. sched., Manhattan, E.D. 898, sheet 8A, fam. 145, Meyer Meyers.
5. 1940 U.S. Census, Kings County, New York, population schedule, Brooklyn, Enumeration District 299, sheet 17A, 1565 East 14th Street, lines 37-39, Arthur Becker; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 May 2013).

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