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Sarah Winkler

Sarah Winkler

Female 1898 - 1984  (85 years)

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  • Name Sarah Winkler 
    Born 14 Oct 1898  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Birth at 9:30 AM at 15 Hospital Street, Glasgow.
    Gender Female 
    Emigration 21 Aug 1919  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Passenger manifest from the S.S. Columbia sailing from Glasgow, Scotland on 21 Aug 1919 for New York City:

    * Passenger Name: Sarah Vinkler
    * Age: 20, Female, Single
    * Occuption: Clerkess
    * Read/Write: Yes/Yes - English
    * Nationality: British
    * Race: Scotch
    * Last Permanent Residence: Glasgow, Scotland
    * Nearest Relative: Mother, Rebecca Vinkler, 41 Hospital Street, Glasgow, Scotland
    * Final Destination: San Francisco, California
    * Relative in the United States: Etty N. Guyer, 1241 27th Avenue, San Francisco, California
    * Height: 5 feet 5 inches
    * Moderate complexion, black hair, brown eyes
    * Place of birth: Glasgow, Scotland

    Year: 1919; Microfilm serial: T715; Microfilm roll: T715_2673; Line: 9. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957; (National Archives Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C. 
    Died 09 Jul 1984  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Biography 06 Sep 2008 
    From an e-mail from Diane Milber dated 6 Sep 2008:

    Sarah was quite humble and family oriented as I knew her. George Guyer, her husband (probably a family friend from Glasgow), was apparently a real gentleman that everyone liked, but died young unfortunately. Wow, that seedy picture of Hospital Street puts a new light on why they all wanted to come to America!

    They must have had to work hard to offset their neighborhood environment. While in Glasgow, my grandmother went to a Catholic school, although Jewish. She must have gotten a better than average education there. I remember hearing how strict my great grandmother, Rebecca, was about the way they dressed. They had to be impeccably dressed or they didn't get to go out with her on local jaunts!

    Rebecca was a strong willed lady. I never got to meet her as she died shortly before I was born. But she definitely had a sense of humor. Once she went to the doctor and in those days, whatever ailed you they recommended pulling out your teeth as the remedy. So true to form, he told her that her teeth needed to come out. She said, "Really?" He confirmed. She then proceeded to pull out her false teeth and put them on the table!

    I am told that I took after her not only in appearance, but because we both liked to do needlework. My middle name, Rochelle, was actually inspired by her name, but my Mom thought at the time that Rebecca was too old fashioned, so the name was modified.  
    Notes 
    • First name spelled "Sarah" (with an h) on birth certificate.
    Person ID I513973511  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2008 

    Father Philip Winkler,   b. Abt 1870, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Rebecca Zusman,   b. Abt 1871, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1947, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 05 May 1889  Lowicz, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Photos
    Hospital Street, The Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland -- Mid 1920's
    Hospital Street, The Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland -- Mid 1920's
    This photo of children playing was taken in the courtyard behind 13 Hospital Street in the mid-1920's.
    Documents
    Philip Winkler and Family - 1901 Scottish Census
    Philip Winkler and Family - 1901 Scottish Census
    The 1901 census shows Philip Winkler (age 31, a bootmaker working at home for an employer, born in Poland) living with his wife Rebecca (age 30) and daughters Matilda (age 10, born in Poland), Etty (age 6, born in England), Sarah (age 2, born in Scotland), and son Aron (under 1, born in Scotland). They lived at 39 Hospital Street in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, and had two rooms with one or more windows.
    Family ID F505778266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harry Singer,   b. 12 Aug 1896, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1981, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Abt 1921  [4
    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 11:09:00 
    Family ID F505778256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    <b>S.S. Columbia</b>
    S.S. Columbia
    * Ship Name: Columbia
    * Years in service: 1901-1929
    * Funnels: 3
    * Masts: 2
    * Aliases: Columbella (1914), Columbia (1919), Moreas (1926)
    * Shipping Line: Anchor
    * Ship Description: Built by D. & W. Henderson & CO., Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 8,292. Dimensions: 485' x 56' (503' o.l.). Twin-screw, 15 1/2 knots. Triple expansion engines. Two masts and three funnels.
    * History: Renamed: (a) Columbella (1914), (b) Columbia (1919), (c) Moreas (1926). Note: Employed as a British armed merchant cruiser during World War I.
    * Scrapped in Italy, 1929.

    Documents
    Sarah Winkler Birth Certificate - Glasgow, Scotland
    Sarah Winkler Birth Certificate - Glasgow, Scotland
    Sarah Winkler was born at 9:30 AM at 15 Hospital Street, Glasgow (in the Gorbals Area). Her father was Philip Winkler, a master shoemaker, and her mother was Rebecca Winkler (nee Zusman). They were married in Lowicz, Poland on 5 May 1889.
    Philip Winkler and Family - 1901 Scottish Census
    Philip Winkler and Family - 1901 Scottish Census
    The 1901 census shows Philip Winkler (age 31, a bootmaker working at home for an employer, born in Poland) living with his wife Rebecca (age 30) and daughters Matilda (age 10, born in Poland), Etty (age 6, born in England), Sarah (age 2, born in Scotland), and son Aron (under 1, born in Scotland). They lived at 39 Hospital Street in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, and had two rooms with one or more windows.
    George Guyer and Family - 1920 United States Census
    George Guyer and Family - 1920 United States Census
    The 1920 census shows George Guyer, age 32, arrived in the United States in 1905, naturalised in 1917, born in Russia, a tailor in a tailor shop) living with his wife Etty (age 24, arrived in United States in 1916, naturalised in 1917, born in England) and son Stanley (age 4 yrs 1 mos, born in California. Also in the house is Sarah Winkler, age 21, arrival in the United States in 1917, born in Scotland.

    Year: 1920; Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 27, San Francisco, California; Roll: T625_142; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 378; Image: 975.
    Sarah Vinkler - Passenger Manifest from <b>S.S. Columbia</b> - Sailing from Glasgow, Scotland to New York on 21 Aug 1919, Arrival 30 Aug 1919
    Sarah Vinkler - Passenger Manifest from S.S. Columbia - Sailing from Glasgow, Scotland to New York on 21 Aug 1919, Arrival 30 Aug 1919
    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. [S4952] Scottish Statutory Records, (www.scotslandspeople.gov.uk), 644/12 1151 (Reliability: 3).
      Births in the District of Gorbals in the Burg of Glasgow, Scotland - Page 384

    2. [S4898] California Death Index (Reliability: 3).
      Social Security Number: 566-07-9759. Mother's maiden name shown as Sussman, father's surname show as Vinkler.

    3. [S4952] Scottish Statutory Records, (www.scotslandspeople.gov.uk), GROS 644/12 1151 (Reliability: 3), 14 Oct 1898.

    4. [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.