Belle Luban

26 April 1902–8 March 2013 (Age 110)

The Life of Belle

When Belle Luban was born on 26 April 1902, in Russia, her father, Henry Luban, was 29 and her mother, Esther Luban, was 24. She married Harry Garfinkel about 1933. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States for about 35 years. She died on 8 March 2013, at the age of 110, and was buried in Greenfield, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Garfinkel
Belle Luban
Marriage: about 1933
Paul Garfinkel
Carol Garfinkel
Joan B Garfinkel

Spouse and Children

about 1933


    Paul Garfinkel


    Carol Garfinkel


    Joan B Garfinkel


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 5

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

Age 29

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 French: from the Germanic personal name Leobin, a pet form of any of the compound names formed with leub, liup, liob ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ as the first element.St. Leobin was a bishop of Chartres in the 6th century (whence the name's popularity in the Middle Ages), and several places were named Saint-Lubin after him, as for example in Eure, Eure-et-Loir, and Loir-et-Cher.2 Jewish (from Belarus): habitational name for someone from Lyubin and Lyubny, now in Belarus.3 Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the Yiddish personal name Lube, from eastern Slavic ‘love’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Belle Garfinkel in household of Harry P Garfinkel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Belle Garfinkel in household of Harry Garfinkel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bella Luban in household of Henry Lubau, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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