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Katchen, Bessie (Brooks), 1893-1981



Birth: 29 November 1893 (29 Nov 1893) - Russia Marriage: 11 Dec 1912 - Denver, Colorado Death: 26 Dec. 1981 - Denver, Colorado, USA Parents: Mendel Brick, Freidel Cohen Spouse: William Katchen

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Oral History Interview with Bessie Katchen, 1978 July 15

Identifier: B098.01.0002.00037
Abstract Bessie (Mrs. William) Katchen recounts her life in a Russian village and her emigration to America, alone at the age of 14. She settled in Boston, Mass. and worked in poor conditions in a shoe factory. She talks about coming to Denver, Colo. and her life in early Denver. She also discusses the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society where her uncle was a patient. She married William Katchen and after World War I became a citizen so she could bring her mother to the United States. She also talks...
Dates: 1978 July 15