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Arthur Robert Himmelfarb

Male 1914 - 1986  (72 years)


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  • Name Arthur Robert Himmelfarb 
    Born 8 Jan 1914  Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military WWII 
    • served in navy in Pacific
    Died 19 Jan 1986  Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I113  Himelfarb Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2012 

    Father Marcus Himmelfarb,   b. 12 Mar 1882, Demidovka, Ukraine, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1951, Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother 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  (Age 83 years) 
    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.
    Family ID F69  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mavis Adonna Robertson,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Mar 1946  Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gail Himmelfarb
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Florida Death Index.