Israel Kaplan

1907–1964 (Age 57)
Queens, New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Israel

Israel Kaplan was born on 5 February 1907, in Queens, New York City, New York, United States as the son of Chaim Reven Koutcher and Faga Hana WEISSMAN. He married Lillian Lapides on 23 November 1946. He died on 17 November 1964, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Long Island, New York, United States.

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Israel Kaplan
Lillian Lapides
Marriage: 23 November 1946

Spouse and Children

23 November 1946

Parents and Siblings

    Chaim Reven Koutcher


    Faga Hana WEISSMAN




World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 6

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 16

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): surname used as a translation of Cohen , from German Kaplan or Polish kapłan ‘chaplain’, ‘curate’.2 German, Swedish, Czech, and Slovenian; Slovak Kaplán, Polish (Kapłan); Hungarian (Káplán): status name for a deacon, chaplain, or curate (ultimately from Late Latin capellanus ( see Chaplin 1), or a nickname for someone resembling a clergyman).3 Turkish: from kablan ‘tiger’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a tiger, typically in having indomitable courage or spirit. In the form Kaplanis, this is also found as a Greek surname, with various patronymic and other derivatives (Kaplanidis, Kaplanoglou, Kaplanellis, etc.)

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