Reuven "Ruby" Abramovitz

1915–1948 (Age 33)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Reuven "Ruby"

When Reuven "Ruby" Abramovitz was born on 26 April 1915, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Morris Abramovitz, was 34 and his mother, Lena Highton, was 33. He died on 5 September 1948, in his hometown, at the age of 33.

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Reuven "Ruby" Abramovitz
Edith Levin

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  • Lena Highton




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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 4

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.
1925 · The Goodman Theatre

Age 10

The Goodman Theatre was founded as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by his parents, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago. The first theater was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and its opening ceremony was performed on October 20. 

Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Abramowitz .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Rubin Abramovitz, "Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915"
  • Robert Abramovitz, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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