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Elsie Shapiro

Elsie Shapiro

Female 1917 - 2017

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  • Born  21 Apr 1917  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Died  4 Oct 2017 
    Notes 
    • Infused with the centrality of family unity from an early age, Elsie Miller Legum was born the fifth of eleven children in 1915 in West Baltimore. At age 17, shortly after graduating from Western High School, Elsie eloped with Sidney Miller. She continued to live at home and date other boys until her "legitimate wedding" was openly celebrated over two years later. For many years, Elsie was kept busy by their four daughters, Phyllis, Carole, Joan and Margie, a large social circle, and volunteer work for many Jewish organizations. After the devastating loss of her husband, Elsie created a new life for herself, becoming the chief buyer for Miller Brothers, her family's women's clothing business. A unique family trust established by her parents ensures extended family presence at Passover seders, Hanukkah celebrations and an annual vacation/reunion. Elsie enjoyed a wonderful marriage to Aubrey Legum for over 20 years and, in the face of recent health challenges, continues to relish time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

      http://www.jwa.org/exhibits/baltimore/legum.html
    Person ID  I736  Himelfarb Family Tree
    Last Modified  4 Oct 2017 

    Family 1  Sidney E. Miller,   b. 17 Mar 1913,   d. 9 Jan 1966 
    Children 
     1. Phyllis Miller
     2. Carole Miller
     3. Midge Miller
    Family ID  F371  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Aubrey Legum,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F378  Group Sheet

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    Elsie Legum
    Elsie Legum

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Anybirthday.com.