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Marie in America: 1913

Marie in America: 1913

Marie was born in Lithuania on July 15, 1891. Her last name was pronounced Zah-COOB-en-zin, but when she came to the United States the officials translated the non-English alphabet on her papers to Jacobson. In this photo, taken in New York City soon after she arrived in the USA, she was 22 years old.

Marie was college educated before she left Lithuania and worked in the millinery trade until she married in 1923 at the (then considered) ripe old age of 32. She gave birth to my aunt Harriet in 1924 and my mother Arlene in late 1929.
She died at age 88 in March 1979. View full size.

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