Benjamin, Ben, Feldman was the first-born child of Moriz and Esther Feldman. He was born in Milwaukee, WI, on April 1, 1894.
He attended school through the 8th grade then went to work.
In the 1910 census, he was living at 187 Beaver Street in Brooklyn and working as a shipping clerk in a department store.
In 1911, his mother, Esther died, but his father kept the family together.
In 1917, he filed his WWI Draft Card which describes him as tall, and slender with grey eyes and brown hair. At the time he was living at home at 743 Georgia Ave and worked in wood work. He was 23 years old and single.
In 1920, at age 25, the family was living on Vermont Street and he was working as a Boring Machinist in a furniture frame company
He applied for a marriage license on August 11, 1924, and married Tillie Klein on August 17th. They never had children. While Ben was described as tall and slender, Tillie was described as short and stout. Of all of Morris’ sons, Ben looked the most like his father.
In 1940, he lived in New York City at 1639 E. 91st Street. He was a wood worker and married to Tillie. He was 46 and Tillie, 37. They had a little bungalow house in Canarsie, Brooklyn, near Morris’ house.
In 1943, his WWII Draft Card listed his sister, Ida Rosenberg, as the person who will always have his address. He was now 48 years old and working at Trade Upholstery Shop in New York City. He was back living in Brooklyn, though, at 1256 Remsen Ave.
He died in FL around 1979. His sister, Ida, was asked to give permission for an autopsy which she did. The results of that were never known. His wife, Tillie, died before he did.
- When did Ben die?
- Where is he buried?
- When did Tillie die?