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Marcus Himmelfarb

Male 1882 - 1951


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  • Born  12 Mar 1882  Demidovka, Ukraine, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1912  Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Jeweler 
    • 1617 W. Lexington St. in 1912
    Occupation  1918  Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Jeweler 
    • Munsey Building
    Died  15 Dec 1951  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  17 Dec 1951  B'nai Israel Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I94  Himelfarb Family Tree
    Last Modified  1 Feb 2008 

    Father  Feivish Nuta Himmelfarb,   b. 1854, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1931, Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Chana Pesi Rude,   b. 1855, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1934, Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  approx 1871  Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Histories
    Himelfarb 1900 Census
    Himelfarb 1900 Census
    Family ID  F65  Group Sheet

    Family  Minnie Berger,   b. 10 Oct 1888, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1971, Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • A S E A S O N O F G R O W T H

      The rolls of the Alumni Association were bolstered in 1913 and 1915, when the institution merged with the Baltimore Medical College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, respectively. During this period, Association presidents continued advancing Cordell's mission statement and began expanding the MAA's role in the life of the institution. In 1916, Volume I of The Bulletin alumni magazine was published. It quickly became the central communications link between the school and its alumni. Minutes from a 1940 board meeting describe the role of the publication 25 years after inception: "Class reunion plans, announcement of the new Medical School dedication and other interesting activities to be reported in detail in the next issue of The Bulletin."

      With the country on the brink of the Depression, on Jan. 9, 1929, the Alumni Association incorporated and adopted the title "The Alumni Association of
      the School of Medicine of the University of Maryland, Inc." There was a motive behind this action. The following day, Association President Charles R. Edwards '13 signed an agreement to purchase, from Marcus and Minnie Himmelfarb, the property at 519 W. Lombard St., located across from the Medical Building. To finance the $22,500 purchase, the Association issued 6 percent secured bonds. Almost immediately, books, supplies and stationery were ordered and the University Bookstore was opened. On Sept. 17, 1930, the corporation entered into a lease agreement with Abe and Hyman Schunick to operate a cafeteria and lunch business in the basement and rear of the first floor.

      Pictured: Charles R. Edwards '13 led the Association's effort to incorporate in 1929.

      In the 1930 yearbook, the building at 519 W. Lombard was referred to as the Medical Alumni House and the cafeteria was called the University Inn. The eatery changed names over the next several years and may have changed hands as well. It is unclear whether the Association continued managing it beyond 1931; however, a fuel oil contract dating from 1935 indicates that the Association managed at least the property through that year. But as the Depression persisted, the organization was about to be transformed.
    Children 
     1. Carl Himmelfarb,   b. 17 Aug 1912, Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1985, Kensington, MD Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Arthur Robert Himmelfarb,   b. 8 Jan 1914, Baltimore, Baltimore (city), Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1986, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mildred Himmelfarb
    Family ID  F69  Group Sheet

  • Histories

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    Marcus Himmelfarb WWI Draft Card
    Marcus Himmelfarb WWI Draft Card
    Marcus Himmelfarb 1920 Census
    Marcus Himmelfarb 1920 Census
    Marcus Himmelfarb 1930 Census
    Marcus Himmelfarb 1930 Census

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] WWI Draft Card.

    2. [S23] 1912 Polk Directory.

    3. [S28] Washington Post.

    4. [S5] Obituary.