We continue coverage of the 25th Anniversary commemorative publication for the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association (FLPBA) with an advertisement by Joseph Myers and his family.
Joseph Myers was discussed earlier in this series because he was identified as the Ex-Treasurer of the FLPBA and his photo is shared earlier in the publication. But I have also previously blogged about his gravestone and his and Rose Adler's marriage certificate. He was the brother of my great grandmother Sarah Myers Morris (Malzmann Mazewitsky).
Joseph, another Lubin glazier, and his wife Rose had a daughter and a son who lived to adulthood: Lillian Myers Langer and Eugene Myers.
In the 1930 Census and a 1933 New York City Directory, the family was recorded at 219 E. 40th Street, New York, NY.
By the 1940 census, they were enumerated at 155 E. 39th Street where they paid $45 each month for rent. Joseph is listed as owning a retail picture framing business. In answer to the census question regarding their residence in April 1935, the response was "same place" (meaning same city) rather than "same house." The family likely moved to 155 E. 39th Street sometime in either late 1935 or early 1936 - before the FLPBA 25th anniversary.
By the time Joe registered for the WWII draft (April 1942), he resided at 212 E. 39th Street.
I tried to locate the building on Google Street View, but it appears that the building in that spot is of more recent construction.
1. 1930 U.S. Census, New York County, New York, population schedule, New York, enumeration district 31-1217, sheet 14A, dwelling 19, family 425, Joseph and Rose Myers family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 March 2008); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1562.
1933 City directory
2. 1940 U.S. Census, New York County, New York, population schedule, New York, enumeration district 31-816, sheet 5B, household 274, Joseph and Rose Myers family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 April 2013); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 2643.
3. "U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 April 2012); Joseph Myers, Serial no. U2235, New York; citing NARA, St. Louis, Missouri.