Harry Lionel Shapiro

Brief Life History of Harry Lionel

When Harry Lionel Shapiro was born on 19 March 1902, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jacob Shapiro, was 25 and his mother, Rosa Clements, was 27. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1955 and lived in Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 January 1990, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 87.

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Harry Lionel Shapiro
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Sources (31)

  • Harry Shapiro, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Shapiro, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Harry L Shapiro, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

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.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Hyman, Meyer, Isadore, Emanuel, Myer, Ari, Yaakov, Yakov, Moshe.

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from the Yiddish name of the German city of Speyer (see Speyer ). Compare Sapiro and Spiro .

History: This is one of the old Ashkenazic surnames. In Eastern Europe, it was used by rabbinical families well before the mass adoption of surnames by local Jews at the turn of the 19th century.

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

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