Anita Epstein

31 January 1908–4 July 1988 (Age 80)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Anita

When Anita Epstein was born on 31 January 1908, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Harry Aaron Yudel Epstein, was 36 and her mother, Bessie (Basha) Litowitch, was 32. She had at least 1 son with Jacob M Fishman. She died on 4 July 1988, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Palatine, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob M Fishman
Anita Epstein
Ronald Fishman

Spouse and Children

    Jacob M Fishman





    Ronald Fishman


Parents and Siblings

    Harry Aaron Yudel Epstein


    Bessie (Basha) Litowitch




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 11

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.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of the places named Eppstein, for example in the Palatinate and Hesse, from Old High German ebur ‘wild boar’ + stein ‘stone’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anna Epstein in household of Harry Epstein, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Anna Epstein in household of Harry Epstein, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Anita Epstein in household of Harry J Epstein, "United States Census, 1930"

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