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Weinstein, Selma Rena

Female 1914 - 1992  (77 years)


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  • Name Weinstein, Selma Rena  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Born 11 Jul 1914  New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    Gender Female 
    Alt. Birth 11 Jul 1914  Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21
    New Jersey 
    Residence 1920  Linden, Union, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Daughter 
    Residence 1 Jun 1925  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Relation to Head of House: Daughter 
    Residence 1930  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Daughter 
    Alt. Death 9 Jun 1992  [18
    Broward, Florida, United States 
    Died 9 Jun 1992  Hollywood, Broward, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 22, 23, 24, 25
    • Age: 77
      Age: 77
    Person ID I19927  Our Family
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2024 

    Father Weinstein, Max,   b. 6 Mar 1890, Berezhany, Ternopil', Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1967, Hollywood, Broward, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Kwalik, Esther,   b. Abt 1895, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1962, Broward County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1913  New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [26, 27
    Family ID F6158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nathanson, Albert,   b. 25 May 1909, Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1999, Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1938  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 28
    Children 
    +1. Nathanson, William Melvin
    +2. Nathanson, Betsy Phyllis
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F5444  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Miami Herald, The (FL) - Friday, June 12, 1992
      Deceased Name: SELMA NATHANSON, RETIRED CLOTHING STORE OWNER
      Every Christmas, members of the Optimist Club in Hollywood would take orphans to the Betsy and Billy Children's Department Store in downtown Hollywood. They'd leave with new clothes for the children.
      Selma and Albert Nathanson, the store's owners, just wanted to help.
      "Her character and personality inspired not only her children, but the community," Rabbi David Shapiro said of Selma Nathanson, who died Tuesday of a heart attack. She was 77.
      Selma Rena Nathanson and her husband moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1939 from their hometown of Elizabeth, N.J., and opened Vogue Gifts, an accessory store at 202 S. Andrews Ave., said Betsy Rappaport, the Nathansons' daughter. When World War II broke out, they moved to Brooklyn, where Albert Nathanson got a job in the defense industry.
      In 1947, they returned to Fort Lauderdale, where Albert worked with his father, building houses, Rappaport said. The following year, they moved to Hollywood and opened the children's store. They also became pioneer members of Temple Sinai in Hollywood, Shapiro said.
      The Nathansons sold their store and their Hollywood house and moved to Plantation a couple of years ago.
      One of Selma Nathanson's loves was orchids. She grew many orchids and other plants in her back yard, using the orchids to decorate the house at her children's weddings, Rappaport said.
      Nathanson's needlework, pillows and crocheted handicrafts filled the house, she said.
      "She could do anything," Rappaport said.
      Besides her daughter, who lives in Dunwoody, Ga., Nathanson is survived by her husband, Albert; a son, Bill, of Plantation; two sisters, Ruth Scherman and Irma Walfish of Hollywood; a brother, Herbert Weinstein, of Hollywood; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
      Miami Herald, The (FL) - Friday, June 12, 1992
      Deceased Name: SELMA NATHANSON, RETIRED CLOTHING STORE OWNER
      Every Christmas, members of the Optimist Club in Hollywood would take orphans to the Betsy and Billy Children's Department Store in downtown Hollywood. They'd leave with new clothes for the children.
      Selma and Albert Nathanson, the store's owners, just wanted to help.
      "Her character and personality inspired not only her children, but the community," Rabbi David Shapiro said of Selma Nathanson, who died Tuesday of a heart attack. She was 77.
      Selma Rena Nathanson and her husband moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1939 from their hometown of Elizabeth, N.J., and opened Vogue Gifts, an accessory store at 202 S. Andrews Ave., said Betsy Rappaport, the Nathansons' daughter. When World War II broke out, they moved to Brooklyn, where Albert Nathanson got a job in the defense industry.
      In 1947, they returned to Fort Lauderdale, where Albert worked with his father, building houses, Rappaport said. The following year, they moved to Hollywood and opened the children's store. They also became pioneer members of Temple Sinai in Hollywood, Shapiro said.
      The Nathansons sold their store and their Hollywood house and moved to Plantation a couple of years ago.
      One of Selma Nathanson's loves was orchids. She grew many orchids and other plants in her back yard, using the orchids to decorate the house at her children's weddings, Rappaport said.
      Nathanson's needlework, pillows and crocheted handicrafts filled the house, she said.
      "She could do anything," Rappaport said.
      Besides her daughter, who lives in Dunwoody, Ga., Nathanson is survived by her husband, Albert; a son, Bill, of Plantation; two sisters, Ruth Scherman and Irma Walfish of Hollywood; a brother, Herbert Weinstein, of Hollywood; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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      Record for Max Weinstein

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      Record for Max Weinstein

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      Record for Selma Nathanson

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      Record for Selma Nathanson

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      Record for Ester Weinstein

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      Record for Esther Weinstein

    22. [S727] Obituary for Selma Nathanson, Miami Herald, The (FL) - Friday, June 12, 1992.
      Deceased Name: SELMA NATHANSON, RETIRED CLOTHING STORE OWNER Every Christmas, members of the Optimist Club in Hollywood would take orphans to the Betsy and Billy Children's Department Store in downtown Hollywood. They'd leave with new clothes for the children. Selma and Albert Nathanson, the store's owners, just wanted to help. "Her character and personality inspired not only her children, but the community," Rabbi David Shapiro said of Selma Nathanson, who died Tuesday of a heart attack. She was 77. Selma Rena Nathanson and her husband moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1939 from their hometown of Elizabeth, N.J., and opened Vogue Gifts, an accessory store at 202 S. Andrews Ave., said Betsy Rappaport, the Nathansons' daughter. When World War II broke out, they moved to Brooklyn, where Albert Nathanson got a job in the defense industry. In 1947, they returned to Fort Lauderdale, where Albert worked with his father, building houses, Rappaport said. The following year, they moved to

    23. [S727] Obituary for Selma Nathanson, Miami Herald, The (FL) - Friday, June 12, 1992.
      Deceased Name: SELMA NATHANSON, RETIRED CLOTHING STORE OWNER
      Every Christmas, members of the Optimist Club in Hollywood would take orphans to the Betsy and Billy Children's Department Store in downtown Hollywood. They'd leave with new clothes for the children.
      Selma and Albert Nathanson, the store's owners, just wanted to help.
      "Her character and personality inspired not only her children, but the community," Rabbi David Shapiro said of Selma Nathanson, who died Tuesday of a heart attack. She was 77.
      Selma Rena Nathanson and her husband moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1939 from their hometown of Elizabeth, N.J., and opened Vogue Gifts, an accessory store at 202 S. Andrews Ave., said Betsy Rappaport, the Nathansons' daughter. When World War II broke out, they moved to Brooklyn, where Albert Nathanson got a job in the defense industry.
      In 1947, they returned to Fort Lauderdale, where Albert worked with his father, building houses, Rappaport said. The following year, they moved to Hollywood and opened the child

    24. [S727] Obituary for Selma Nathanson, Miami Herald, The (FL) - Friday, June 12, 1992.
      Deceased Name: SELMA NATHANSON, RETIRED CLOTHING STORE OWNER
      Every Christmas, members of the Optimist Club in Hollywood would take orphans to the Betsy and Billy Children's Department Store in downtown Hollywood. They'd leave with new clothes for the children.
      Selma and Albert Nathanson, the store's owners, just wanted to help.
      "Her character and personality inspired not only her children, but the community," Rabbi David Shapiro said of Selma Nathanson, who died Tuesday of a heart attack. She was 77.
      Selma Rena Nathanson and her husband moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1939 from their hometown of Elizabeth, N.J., and opened Vogue Gifts, an accessory store at 202 S. Andrews Ave., said Betsy Rappaport, the Nathansons' daughter. When World War II broke out, they moved to Brooklyn, where Albert Nathanson got a job in the defense industry.
      In 1947, they returned to Fort Lauderdale, where Albert worked with his father, building houses, Rappaport said. The following year, they moved to Hollywood and opened the children's store. They also became pioneer members of Temple Sinai in Hollywood, Shapiro said.
      The Nathansons sold their store and their Hollywood house and moved to Plantation a couple of years ago.
      One of Selma Nathanson's loves was orchids. She grew many orchids and other plants in her back yard, using the orchids to decorate the house at her children's weddings, Rappaport said.
      Nathanson's needlework, pillows and crocheted handicrafts filled the house, she said.
      "She could do anything," Rappaport said.
      Besides her daughter, who lives in Dunwoody, Ga., Nathanson is survived by her husband, Albert; a son, Bill, of Plantation; two sisters, Ruth Scherman and Irma Walfish of Hollywood; a brother, Herbert Weinstein, of Hollywood; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
      Levitt-Weinstein Beth David Funeral Home handled funeral arrangements.

    25. [S5702] Obituary for Selma Nathanson, Miami Herald, The (FL) - Friday, June 12, 1992 (Reliability: 3).
      Deceased Name: SELMA NATHANSON, RETIRED CLOTHING STORE OWNER
      Every Christmas, members of the Optimist Club in Hollywood would take orphans to the Betsy and Billy Children's Department Store in downtown Hollywood. They'd leave with new clothes for the children.
      Selma and Albert Nathanson, the store's owners, just wanted to help.
      "Her character and personality inspired not only her children, but the community," Rabbi David Shapiro said of Selma Nathanson, who died Tuesday of a heart attack. She was 77.
      Selma Rena Nathanson and her husband moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1939 from their hometown of Elizabeth, N.J., and opened Vogue Gifts, an accessory store at 202 S. Andrews Ave., said Betsy Rappaport, the Nathansons' daughter. When World War II broke out, they moved to Brooklyn, where Albert Nathanson got a job in the defense industry.
      In 1947, they returned to Fort Lauderdale, where Albert worked with his father, building houses, Rappaport said. The following year, they moved to Hollywood and opened the children's store. They also became pioneer members of Temple Sinai in Hollywood, Shapiro said.
      The Nathansons sold their store and their Hollywood house and moved to Plantation a couple of years ago.
      One of Selma Nathanson's loves was orchids. She grew many orchids and other plants in her back yard, using the orchids to decorate the house at her children's weddings, Rappaport said.
      Nathanson's needlework, pillows and crocheted handicrafts filled the house, she said.
      "She could do anything," Rappaport said.
      Besides her daughter, who lives in Dunwoody, Ga., Nathanson is survived by her husband, Albert; a son, Bill, of Plantation; two sisters, Ruth Scherman and Irma Walfish of Hollywood; a brother, Herbert Weinstein, of Hollywood; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
      Levitt-Weinstein Beth David Funeral Home handled funeral arrangements.

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      New Jersey, Marriage Index, 1901-1914


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