George Weinstein

6 December 1898–30 June 1955 (Age 56)
Crimea, Ukraine

The Life of George

When George Weinstein was born on 6 December 1898, in Crimea, Ukraine, his father, Morris Weinstein, was 26 and his mother, Nechama Annie Sorkin, was 24. He died on 30 June 1955, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Morris Weinstein
1872–1933
Nechama Annie Sorkin
1874–1949
Ethel Weinstein
1895–
George Weinstein
1898–1955
Samuel Weinstein
1899–1983
Sally Weinstein
1901–1990
Charles Jonathan Weinstein
1902–1956
Rebecca Weinstein
1904–1973

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 15

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Wein ‘wine’ + Stein ‘stone’.2 Perhaps also German: topographic name for someone who lived by a field named with Middle High German wīn ‘wine’ + stein ‘stone’.

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

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