Boston, Mass. department store question #general


richard may
 

Jordan Marsh < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Marsh >

Richard May
Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.

Peter Zavon <pzavon@rochester.rr.com> wrote:
The Bradlees that was acquired by Stop and Shop was a grocery store, not a
department store. I got to Boston in late 1967, a little later than the
referenced date. I recall a department store downtown, essentially across the
street >from Filene's
"Mitch Hollander" <mitch00@verizon.net> wrote
Bradlee's may be unlikely; the first store opened in Connecticut in 1958 and
the chain was acquired by Stop & Shop in 1961.
Mitch Hollander wrote:
New information is that a relative named Marvin GORE visited the Boston
relatives almost fifty years ago (1960s), and says, "I think I recall that
they owned a department store, Freddlies or something...


Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

The Bradlees that was acquired by Stop and Shop was a grocery store, not a
department store. I got to Boston in late 1967, a little later than the referenced
date. I recall a department store downtown, essentially across the street >from
Filene's (Filene's was a whole store, the Basement was merely the "sale annex"),
but I am unable to remember the name of that local department store. Perhaps
someone else can with this note as a memory jogger.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@Rochester.rr.com

"Mitch Hollander" <mitch00@verizon.net> wrote

Bradlee's may be unlikely; the first store opened in Connecticut in 1958 and the
chain was acquired by Stop & Shop in 1961.
Mitch Hollander wrote:
New information is that a relative named Marvin GORE visited the Boston
relatives almost fifty years ago (1960s), and says, "I think I recall that they
owned a department store, Freddlies or something like that." The closest I can
come to this, in researching names of defunct Boston department stores, is
Bradlees.


Jan Groshan <jangro@...>
 

You wouldn't be thinking of, perhaps, Filene's Basement
Jan Groshan

"Jeff Miller" <singingtm@comcast.net> wrote

I've been trying for many years to identify a family member who most likely
changed or Americanized his surname while living in the Boston area in the early
1900s. I've obtained names of quite a few potentials for the family member in
question, but most records don't pan out as being related, or the trail
disappears completely, suggesting a possible name change.

New information is that a relative named Marvin GORE visited the Boston relatives
almost fifty years ago (1960s), and says, "I think I recall that they owned a
department store, Freddlies or something like that."


Mitch Hollander <mitch00@...>
 

Bradlee's may be unlikely; the first store opened in Connecticut in 1958 and the
chain was acquired by Stop & Shop in 1961.
(http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Bradlees-Discount-Department-Store-Company-Company-History.html)
NOTE: The tinyurl is http://tinyurl.com/2wlxh2x

New information is that a relative named Marvin GORE visited the Boston relatives
almost fifty years ago (1960s), and says, "I think I recall that they owned a
department store, Freddlies or something like that." The closest I can come to
this, in researching names of defunct Boston department stores, is Bradlees.
Regards,
Mitch Hollander
mitch00@verizon.net

DRELICH (Radomysl-Wielki, Poland)
ELIAS (Bilki, Ukraine)
PEISIKOVITZ (Bilki, Ukraine)
SOLENDER/SOLLANDER (Tarnow, Poland)


Jeff Miller
 

I've been trying for many years to identify a family member who most likely changed
or Americanized his surname while living in the Boston area in the early 1900s.
I've obtained names of quite a few potentials for the family member in question,
but most records don't pan out as being related, or the trail disappears
completely, suggesting a possible name change.

New information is that a relative named Marvin GORE visited the Boston relatives
almost fifty years ago (1960s), and says, "I think I recall that they owned a
department store, Freddlies or something like that." The closest I can come to
this, in researching names of defunct Boston department stores, is Bradlees.

The original family name, which I suspect has been Americanized, or shortened, or
changed completely, was YUDELEVICH/YUDELOWITZ/YUDELEVITZ.

Any information on family connections or names of department store owners or
operators can be sent directly to me at my e-mail address, singingtm@comcast.net

Thank you.

Jeff Miller
Brookeville, Maryland (Washington, DC area)

Researching:
YUDELEVICH/YUDELOWITZ/YUDELEVITZ, LAN/LANE, GORE, BLANKFURT/BLANKFORT, ZUSKIN,
WHITEMAN/WHITMAN/WEISSMAN, SPEKTOR/RABINOVICH, KATZEN, BECKER, ABRAVANEL/BARBANELL,
CHODASH/CHORDASH, KAGAN/COHEN, HILLMAN, HIRSHORN, KUMENS, GREENWALD and others from
what is today Lithuania (was Russian empire)