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Marcus Himmelfarb

Male 1882 - 1951  (69 years)


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  • Name Marcus Himmelfarb 
    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 Congregation 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  (Age 77 years) 
    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  (Age 79 years) 
    Married approx 1871  Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • based on the 1900 Census that showed that they had been married for 29 years.
    Histories
    Himelfarb 1900 Census
    Himelfarb 1900 Census
    Family ID F65  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    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  (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.
    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  (Age 72 years)
     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  (Age 72 years)
     3. Mildred Himmelfarb
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F69  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    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.

    5. [S2] 1900 Census.