ISAACSON Erwin

Male 1910 - 1983  (73 years)


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  • Name ISAACSON Erwin 
    Nickname Yisrael Yitchak 
    Born 5 Nov 1910  Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Dec 1983  Phoenix, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Westlawn, Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0151  Aaron | Lipkin Descendants from Dov Ber Lipkin the great-great-great grandfather of Rabbi Israel Salanter., Descendants of Abraham Joseph Luria, The descendants of Avrum Isaacson and Beila Becker.
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2007 

    Father ISAACSON Zelik Zev Wolff,   b. Dec 1870, Riga, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1955, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother LIPKIN Lena Deena,   b. 1877, Wollamer, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1919, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married Oct 1896  New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family LURIE Mollie,   b. 22 May 1914, Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 2002, Ann Arbor, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1931  Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. ISAACSON Beverly Sophie (Shifra Bailey)
    +2. ISAACSON Phyllis Irene
    +3. ISAACSON Sharon
    Family ID F217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Erwin Isaacson Headstone
    Erwin Isaacson Headstone

  • Notes 
    • Erwin was born in Michael Reese hospital at the time his parents were
      living at Newberry
      & Maxwell Sts. When Erwin was a child his family moved to 1102 S. Wood
      St. near Yeaton which is now Grenshaw Ave. upstairs of Cohen's Grocery.
      His family had a three bedroom apartment which was always active as by
      now Erwin had a younger brother Albert, who later was a grocery
      salesman, and five older sisters. While living there he watched the
      County Hospital and the Ladies Aide Society Buildings being constructed.
      His father, Zelick was a peddler in the US and at times would be gone
      for a month or 2 going as far as the MIssissippi River. Some of the
      people would pay him with geese, other fowl and eggs. The fowl scared
      the daylights out of Erwin. His mother and sisters used to pluck the
      geese and saved the feathers for making pillows.
      Erwin recalled that when he was 4 he fell asleep under a gas range
      that had a shelf. Everyone called it a Polly stove but it was actually a
      Parlor stove. At that time the family took coal from outside, from a
      shed and brought it upstairs to heat the apartment in a stove that had
      Isenglass. When he was 6 his favorite game was Peg and Stick. He cut
      off a stick from a broom about 8" long and sharpened both ends. He also
      had a stick 3' long which he used to hit the shorter stick to see how
      far it would go. He also had a favorite top.
      The family took in boarders when Erwin was 5 or 6 years old and they
      had their own private entrances. Once a year the family made their
      years supply of wine.
      When Erwin was 8 (1918), his mother died from the flu epidemic which
      spread through Chicago. (Her sister in law Rose also died at this time).
      His father, Zelik, was a religious man, and Erwin went with him to
      Mincha and Maariv services. Not being to anxious to attend, many times
      he told his father services hadn't started and in the end his father
      gave him the dickens. He chased him to go to Hebrew School and at 13 he
      was Bar Mitzvah.
      When the family moved from Wood St.