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Wolff, Florence

Female 1888 - 1978  (89 years)


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  • Name Wolff, Florence 
    Born 17 Feb 1888  New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    _FSFTID MYRF-XBF 
    _UID E54C73A741A743F581E7CB964C094FBF97AE 
    Died 11 Feb 1978  Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried cremated Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I10932  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2018 

    Family Klaber, William,   b. 1 Aug 1885, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1943, East Orange, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1911  Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Klaber, Alfred Wolff,   b. 19 Apr 1912, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1988, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Klaber, William Jr.,   b. 24 Nov 1915, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1986, Brevard County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +3. Klaber, Alice,   b. 22 May 1924, Montclair, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 2012, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F4879  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Parents: Alfred R.

      Florence Wolff Klaber, 89; Former Ethical Union Educator. Florence Wolff Klaber, the director of religious education of the American Ethical Union from 1953 until she retired in 1964, died yesterday at the Blalock Nursing Home in Houston. She was 89 years old. Mrs. Klaber was a daughter of Alfred R. Wolff, who with Dr. Felix Adler founded the Ethical Culture Schools in 1878. She taught ethics for 18 years at the Ethical Culture School at 2 West 64th Street and from 1943 to 1953 was director of religious education of the Ethical Culture Society of New York, later becoming a trustee emeritus. A native of Manhattan, Mrs. Klaber was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Barnard College. Surviving are two sons, Alfred W. and William Jr., a former president of the New Jersey State Press Association; a daughter, Alice K. Wolff; a sister, Stella W. Sanford; two brothers, Herbert A. and Richard A. Wolff; 10 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. New York Times.

      Florence Klaber, a third generation Ethical Culturist, daughter of charter members of the New York Society, teacher of Ethics and English at the Midtown Ethical Culture School and National Director of Religious Education from 1953 to 1964, died in her ninetieth year in Houston, Texas in 1978. She was one of the earliest graduates of Ethical Culture Schools in 1904. Her grandfather was one of the first followers of Felix Adler and her father Alfred Wolff, was one of Adler's closest friends. A mother and a grandmother, Mrs. Klaber developed many curricular and child guidance material and wrote pamphlets on such subjects as "Answering Children's Questions about God, Death and Belonging." Mrs. Klaber was without peer as an educator who took the educational philosophy and methods of Felix Adler and developed them into the children's educational curriculum for the Movement. The Sunday Schools throughout the Movement grew under her aegis in what proved to be the most creative and expansive period of Sunday School extension. Exert from Women in the Ethical Culture Movement.

  • Sources 
    1. [S435] Texas Death certificate.

    2. [S1060] Obituary, NYT (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S81] NYC Grooms Index.