Nora Jenkin <njenkin@...>
I am researching the family of my father, Louis KOWENSKY, b. 8 May 1888, in
Stalkliskes, Russia (now Lithuania). Louis and his brother Philip emmigrated
to North America, via Leeds, UK, some time in 1904. Louis came to Montreal
but Philip went to Boston, MA.USA.
I do not know whether Philip went to Ellis Island or not. I do know that
Philip married and I believe that her name was Sarah Levitt. I have a copy
of her Application for Social Security which tells me that she was born 15
October 1893. According to Ancestry,com she died in 1971.
I have recently found some snapshots of her four children, Lillian Doris,
possibly b. 1917-20; Alan Summer who was younger; Estelle Rita, also younger
and Bobby who was the infant in the family.
Philip was, I believe, killed in a car accident when Bobby was a baby, or
possibly just before his birth.
Nothing much was ever told to me about my Father's parents, because he was
afraid for their lives as he and his brother escaped >from Russia when my
father was only 15 or 16. I do not know if he was the eldest.
My father lost contact with the American family after the death of Philip.
I would like any of Philip's children or grandchildren to contact me if they
are interested in researching their family roots. They may know some things
that I do not. I do have some information regarding the brothers and would
be happy to share it with any family member who is interested.
Thank you for allowing me to use your services to post this notice.
Nora (Kowensky) Jenkin