Mordecai Menahem Kaplan

Male11 June 1881–8 November 1983

Brief Life History of Mordecai Menahem

When Mordecai Menahem Kaplan was born on 11 June 1881, his father, Israel Kaplan, was 26 and his mother, Anna Kowarsky, was 22. He married Lena Rubin on 2 June 1908. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States in 1930 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 8 November 1983, at the age of 102, and was buried in Babylon, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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Mordecai Menahem Kaplan
Lena Rubin
Marriage: 2 June 1908
Judith Kaplan
Hadassah Kaplan
Naomi Kaplan
Selma Kaplan

Sources (31)

  • Ralph Kaplan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mordecai Kaplan, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Mordecai Menahem Kaplan, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1908
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1889 · Washington Becomes a State

    Age 8

    On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.


    Age 13

    Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

    1910 · Women Gain the Right to Vote in Washington

    Age 29

    On November 8, 1910, Washington became the first state to allow women to vote. This event would lead to the long battle by women in all the states to fight for the right to vote. This would happen 10 years later.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Meyer, Hyman, Isadore, Emanuel, Yitzchok, Ari, Morty, Yakov, Batya, Binyomin.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): surname sometimes used as a translation of Cohen , from German Kaplan or Polish kapłan ‘chaplain, curate’.

    German, Swedish, Czech, Slovenian, and Croatian; 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.

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

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