Tillie Levy

11 April 1897–30 November 1996 (Age 99)
Manhattan, New York, New York

The Life of Tillie

Tillie Levy was born on 11 April 1897 as the daughter of Herman Levy and Jennie Hirshfeld. She died on 30 November 1996, in New York, United States, at the age of 99.

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David Ganeles
Tillie Levy

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Herman Levy


    Jennie Hirshfeld




    Louis Levy



World Events (3)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 20

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic and Sephardic): from the Biblical personal name Levi, from a Hebrew word meaning ‘joining’. This was borne by a son of Jacob and Leah (Genesis 29: 34). Bearers of this name are Levites, members of the tribe of Levi, who form a hereditary caste who assist the kohanim ( see Cohen ) in their priestly duties.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Tillie Levy, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Tillie Levy, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"
  • Tillie Levy, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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