Re: I'm trying to locate a Jewish twin brother who came to New York from Shanghai via Japan in 1938. #usa


R Jaffer
 

Based on the year 1938, here are the most likely families to send an oil tanker:
  •  He reorganized an existing bankrupt NY company in 1933 for which he had been a driver, Leon Hess (1914–1999), founder of the Hess Corporation (now led by his son, John B. Hess (1954–)) and former owner of NFL's New York Jets[27]
  • This company was absorbed in 1922, but son Jacob might have been influential enough to have a tanker sent.  Louis Blaustein (1869–1937), Lithuanian-born co-founder (along with his son Jacob) of the American Oil Company (1922)[14]
  • In 1930, Fisher joined his father's Keystone Oil Refining Company, a motor oil reclamation business, in Detroit as a $15-a-week salesman before forming his own company in 1932.[1][3]  Max Fisher (1908–2005), founder of the Aurora Gasoline Company, once one of the largest gas station chains in the Midwest[16]
  • Although young, this man joined his father's oil business prior to 1938. Benedict I. Lubell (1909–1996), founder of the Lubell Oil Company[31]

Roberta Jaffer
Waltham, MA, USA

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