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Harry Singer

Harry Singer

Male 1896 - 1981  (85 years)

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  • Name Harry Singer 
    Born 12 Aug 1896  Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Oct 1981  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Biography 06 Sep 2008 
    From an e-mail from Diane Milber dated 6 Sep 2008:

    The Harry you found must be my grandfather as he was born in 1896 and died in San Francisco. He came from Odessa, Russia, went to Hawaii first and then headed to S.F. He was a hearty man and worked as a butcher for most of his life, before unions, and that meant long hours. My grandmother always woke up around 4:00am, made him breakfast, got him off to work at around 5 or so, went back to bed and was up again 7:00am, fully dressed (no pants, always dresses, stockings etc.) and kept a perfectly orderly house all the time.

    My grandfather didn't get home 'til quite late in the evening, maybe 8:00pm. With so little time for leisure, he still managed to teach himself Spanish, a little guitar & piano, and knew several other languages. I remember he brought home a Hispanic man he met on the bus to converse with.

    I never remember him complaining about work. He once had his own butcher shop and nice house, but they lost it all during the depression, partially due to economic conditions, but also because he would give credit to all of the locals who never paid him back.

    His brother, Sam, was a bit of a rogue in ways, I was told. He also became a butcher but also was an inventor. He invented a lockable device for the plastic numbers that they used to put on the grocery shelves that displayed the prices of things. You might recall how those numbers always got displaced or flipped off the panel. So his numbers would stay stationary.  
    Social Security Number 547-05-0205 
    Person ID I513973510  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2008 

    Father Morton Tzinder,   b. Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Betty Chernovsky,   b. Odessa, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F505778270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Winkler,   b. 14 Oct 1898, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1984, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Abt 1921  [1
    Children 
    +1. Margery Singer,   b. 13 Jan 1923, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 2006, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Mercedes S Singer,   b. 21 Apr 1928, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Shirley Singer,   b. Abt 1929, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Philip Singer,   b. 16 Jun 1942, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Harry Singer and Sarah Winkler
    Harry Singer and Sarah Winkler
    Thought to have been photograhed on their wedding day, 1921. Photo courtesy of Mike Morris
    Documents
    1930 Federal Census - Harry Singer and Family - 184 Webster Street, San Francisco, California
    1930 Federal Census - Harry Singer and Family - 184 Webster Street, San Francisco, California
    The 1930 census shows Harry Singer (age 34, first married at age 25, born in Russia - father born in Russia, mother in Scotland, language spoken "Jewish," moved to United States in 1910, a butcher at the Palestine Market) living with wife Sara (age 28, first married at age 19, born in Russia - father born in Russia, mother in Poland, moved to United States in 1919). Also there are children Margery (age 6, born in Scotland), Mercedes (age 3, born in California), and Shirley (age 1, born in California). Rented accommodation at 184 Webster Street, San Francisco, $35/month.

    Year: 1930; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: 204; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 261; Image: 344.0.
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2008 
    Family ID F505778256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1930 Federal Census - Harry Singer and Family - 184 Webster Street, San Francisco, California
    1930 Federal Census - Harry Singer and Family - 184 Webster Street, San Francisco, California
    The 1930 census shows Harry Singer (age 34, first married at age 25, born in Russia - father born in Russia, mother in Scotland, language spoken "Jewish," moved to United States in 1910, a butcher at the Palestine Market) living with wife Sara (age 28, first married at age 19, born in Russia - father born in Russia, mother in Poland, moved to United States in 1919). Also there are children Margery (age 6, born in Scotland), Mercedes (age 3, born in California), and Shirley (age 1, born in California). Rented accommodation at 184 Webster Street, San Francisco, $35/month.

    Year: 1930; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: 204; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 261; Image: 344.0.

    Headstones
    Grave of Harry and Sara Singer - Salem Memorial Park, Colma, California
    Grave of Harry and Sara Singer - Salem Memorial Park, Colma, California
    Photograph courtesy of Diane Reich - Used with kind permission. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=25408951

  • Sources 
    1. [S55] 1930 United States Federal Census (Reliability: 2), 09 Apr 1930.
      Year: 1930; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: 204; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 261; Image: 344.0.

    2. [S4898] California Death Index.
      www.vitalsearch-ca.com

    3. [S4898] California Death Index (Reliability: 3).