Samuel Sanford Litwin Sr

Male1882–14 May 1953

Brief Life History of Samuel Sanford

When Samuel Sanford Litwin Sr was born in 1882, in Russia, his father, Samuel Litwin, was 23 and his mother, Ida Barer, was 21. He married Clara Rosenblat on 15 February 1905, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in United States in 1949 and Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1917. In 1940, at the age of 58, his occupation is listed as insurance agent in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 14 May 1953, at the age of 71, and was buried in Independent Golden Crown Cemetery, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Samuel Sanford Litwin Sr
Clara Rosenblat
Marriage: 15 February 1905
Samuel Sanford Litwin Jr
Leo Litwin

Sources (15)

  • Samuel S Litwin, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Samuel Litwin, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Samuel Sanford Litwin, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    15 February 1905Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (2)

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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 0

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


    Age 4

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 19

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    Polish, German, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish litwin, an ethnic name for someone from Lithuania (Polish Litwa, Lithuanian Lietuva, a word of uncertain etymology, perhaps a derivative of the river name Leità). In the 14th century Lithuania was an independent grand duchy which extended from the Baltic to the shores of the Black Sea. It was united with Poland in 1569, and was absorbed into the Russian empire in 1795. The region referred to as Lite in Ashkenazic culture encompassed not only Lithuania but also Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, parts of northern Ukraine, and parts of northeastern Poland.

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

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