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Family of Joseph SILKMAN and Zipporah Sophia REES

Husband: Joseph SILKMAN (1866- )
Wife: Zipporah Sophia REES (1867- )
Children: Elias (Jack) SILKMAN (1890-1977)
Rebecca SILKMAN (1891-1891)
Henry SILKMAN (1892-1928)
Rebecca SILKMAN (1896- )
Eleanor SILKMAN (1905- )
Marriage 26 Jan 1890 Bevis Marks Synagogue London

Husband: Joseph SILKMAN

Name: Joseph SILKMAN
Sex: Male
Father: Elias HARRAR (SILKMAN) (1835-1918)
Mother: Sarah BOAM (1844-1918)
Birth 25 Feb 1866 Whitechapel London
Occupation Cigar maker

Wife: Zipporah Sophia REES

Name: Zipporah Sophia REES
Sex: Female
Father: Benjamin REES (1833-1894)
Mother: Rebecca BETAN (BITTAN) (1839-1872)
Birth 29 Oct 1867 Spitalfields London
48 Crispin Street

Child 1: Elias (Jack) SILKMAN

Name: Elias (Jack) SILKMAN
Sex: Male
Spouse: Minnie FELDBERG (1899- )
Birth 20 Jul 1890 Whitechapel London
Death May 1977 (age 86) Allston, Mass. USA
Occupation Cigar maker

Child 2: Rebecca SILKMAN

Name: Rebecca SILKMAN
Sex: Female
Birth Sep 1891 Whitchapel London
Death Dec 1891 (age 0) Whitchapel London

Child 3: Henry SILKMAN


Spouse: Rose HORTON, 1912, age 9

Name: Henry SILKMAN
Sex: Male
Spouse: Rose HORTON (1903-1976)
Birth 1892 Whitechapel London
Death 6 Feb 1928 (age 35-36) Hove, Sussex, England
Cause: Suicide
Address: Flat 2, 3 First Avenue
Burial 9 Feb 1928 Jewish cemetery, Marlow Road, East Ham. London
Buried in Section D Row 27 plot 9
Religion Jewish
Occupation Cigar Maker

Child 4: Rebecca SILKMAN

Name: Rebecca SILKMAN
Sex: Female
Birth 27 May 1896 Whitechapel London
Occupation Clerk/Milliner

Child 5: Eleanor SILKMAN

Name: Eleanor SILKMAN
Sex: Female
Birth 19 Aug 1905 Dorchester Mass. USA

Note on Husband: Joseph SILKMAN - shared note

1891 census living with wife and first son at 233 Brady Street Dwellings, Whitchapel. First travel alone to USA in 1893 from Southampton on 'New York' to New York stating travel on to Chicago. 1901 census not shown whilst wife & family shown living at 52 Tredegar Square, Mile End. Family later emigrate to USA on 5 Aug 1902 from Liverpool on board the 'Ivernia' and to stay with brother Jack (Jacob) in Boston. 1910 USA census living at 27 East Street, Boston. Ellis Island record shows Joseph Silkman age 57 made U.S.citizen in Boston 1913 travelling back to New York in 1923 living at 424 Bowdoin (Bowdon) St. Dorchester, Boston, Mass. 1920 census shown owning their home at same address.1

Note on Wife: Zipporah Sophia REES - shared note

Address at birth 48 Crispin Street. Move to USA after marriage.Son Henry (Harry) marry cousin Rose Horton. 1901 census livingat 52 Tredegar Sq London. 13 July 1908 address 424 Boudian St. Dorchester Mass.. Sophia Silkman age 54 shown arriving Ellis Island New York Feb 3 1922 as U.S. citizen.

Note on Child 1: Elias (Jack) SILKMAN

Registered in USA for WW1 & WW2. 26 April 1942 registered at 8 Laredo Street, Rox (Roxbury?), Suffolk, Mass. Height given as 5'7, 175 pounds, brown eyes & hair, light complexion.2

Note on Child 3: Henry SILKMAN - shared note

1910 USA census living with parents. Registered for WW1 in Boston on 5th June 1917 living at 170 Botolph Street, Boston working for Waitt & Bond, Columbia Ave, Boston as a Cigar Maker. Stated as Naturalized Citizen by his father. 5'10 tall, medium complexion, grey eyes & light brown hair. Enlist in U.S. Army 1917. 1920 census again living with parents at 424 Bowdoin street, Boston. 1st July 1923 arrive at Liverpool on the 'Samaria' giving 27 Cannon Place, Brighton as visiting destination - (home of Aunt Rose Smith (Hall) ne Rees). Return to New York on the 'Tyrrhenia' from Southampton 6th September 1923. On 13th November 1923 traveled over from the USA on the 'Samaria' to Liverpool to marry cousin Rose Horton.(See Marriage Cert. & notes). On 6th May 1927 arrived at New York described as a 'Alien Veteran' from Southampton on the Cunard ship 'Aquitania' with wife and child Joseph with destination given as Los Angeles CA. Mrs A Reed at 24 Church Road, Hove UK given as their friend. Whilst he had no tickets to LA he had $10.000. Not admitted to stay and return with family to England via Liverpool on Cunard ship 'Laconia' arriving 20th June 1927. Arrival address given as 14 Tidbury Road, Hove, Sussex. On both outward and return journey accompanied by mother-in-law Rosetta Garwood and her daughter Sarah. Commited suicide age 35 at the time of the birth of his second son. Buried just behind Smith family plot at Marlow Road Jewish cemetery London.2

Note on Child 4: Rebecca SILKMAN

Naturalized USA citizen in Boston 13 July 1908. Applied for US passport 31st March 1924. Leave Boston? on the 'Samaria' 10 June 1924 to visit England. (For brother Henry's marriage). Blue eyes, blond hair, round face & chin, straight nose.2


1"Linda KELLY" (6th October 2009). Cit. Date: "6th Oct 2009".
2Ibid. Cit. Date: "6th October 2009".