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Weil, William M., 1918-2002



William M. Weil was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 8, 1918 and earned a BA at Case Western Reserve. He was a distant cousin of Hannah and Jack Levy, the owners of the Fashion Bar stores. He began as a salesman in 1952 and became president of Fashion Bar Stores in 1968. His job at Fashion Bar was kept open for him while he served in the U.S. military from 1943-1946. William Weil retired from Fashion Bar in 1973 and died on May 24, 2002.


Not found in LCNAF or VIAF. mmata 2016-11-16 Sources: (article by Jeanne Abrams (2016). Obituaries.

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Box 13, c. 1880 - 2002

 File — Box B256.01.0013: Series B265.01 [Barcode: U186023293486]
Identifier: B265.01.0013

Box contains eleven (11) file folders, six (6) of which are from the photographs, scrapbooks, and clippings series. File folders contain portrait photos of Weil ancestors; Levy family photos; photos of Bill and Elise Weil; scrapbook pages; newspaper clippings about William Weil; and a VHS of family photos entitled "Weil: Reflections 1944-1990".

Dates: c. 1880 - 2002

Fashion Bar and Levy Family Papers

Identifier: B097
Abstract Siblings Hannah, Jack and Edward Levy immigrated to America in the 1920s. Jack Levy came to America in 1923, headed to Denver, and began working at his uncle's business, Hilb and Company. Edward Levy reached Denver in 1925 and also started working for Hilb and Company, eventually becoming the president. After working in New York City for 20 months at menial jobs, Hannah moved to Denver in the fall of 1927. Jack started as a traveling salesman for the Hilb company and Hannah as a shop-girl at...
Dates: 1938-1993; Coverage: 1900-1993

William Weil, between 1900-1930

Identifier: B063.08.0064.00008

Studio portrait of William Weil in Denver, Colorado.

Dates: between 1900-1930

William Weil (Fashion Bar) Papers

Identifier: B265

William Weil was the manager of the Fashion Bar stores in Denver, Colorado and president by the time of his retirement. The Fashion Bar was a very successful chain of department stores owned by siblings Jack Levy and Hannah Levy. Collection contains photographs, scrapbooks, foreign currency, diplomas, transcripts, correspondence, resumes, family trees, naval service records, divorce papers, and publications from William Weil (Fashion Bar) from 1920 through 2000.

Dates: c. 1875-2002

Additional filters:

Archival Object 12
Collection 2
Photographs 10
Denver (Colo.) 9
Jewish men 9
Colorado 8
Jews 5