Samuel Joseph Bernstein

Male5 January 1893–30 April 1969

Brief Life History of Samuel Joseph

When Samuel Joseph Bernstein was born on 5 January 1893, in Dubno, Rovno, Ukraine, Soviet Union, his father, Idel Bernstein, was 26 and his mother, Dinah Malamud, was 26. He married Jennie Charna Resnick on 28 October 1917, in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Massachusetts, United States in 1921 and lived in Revere, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1940. He died on 30 April 1969, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Temple Mishkan Tefila Memorial Park, West Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Samuel Joseph Bernstein
Jennie Charna Resnick
Marriage: 28 October 1917
Leonard Bernstein
Shirley Anne Bernstein
Burton Bernstein

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  • Samuel Bernstein, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Samuel Bernstein, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Samuel J Bernstein im Eintrag für Dina, „Vereinigte Staaten, GenealogyBank Historische Zeitungsnachrufe, 1815-2011“

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  • Marriage
    28 October 1917Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 3

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 5

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 20

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Isadore, Hyman, Meyer, Emanuel, Giora, Ari, Aron, Morty, Noach, Avi.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Bernstein ‘amber’ (from Middle Low German bernen ‘to burn’ + stēn ‘stone’; it was thought to be created by burning, although it is in fact fossilized pine resin).

    German: habitational name from a place called Bernstein, of which there is one example in Bavaria and another in what used to be East Prussia (now Pełczyce in northwestern Poland). Both of these probably get their German names from the notion of a ‘burnt stone’, for example in brick making, rather than from the usual modern meaning, ‘amber’. The name may also be derived from Bärenstein, a common field and placename, especially in Bavaria and Austria.

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

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