Jewish families -- Colorado
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Sam Bloom was born in Denver, Colorado in 1911. His parents were Pizer and Ida Strait Bloom. Pizer was born in Poland in 1885 and Ida was born in New York City in 1894. The couple opened Downing Coal and Feed store in Denver, Colorado. Sam Bloom married Lillian Gershowitz in 1937 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. They became the parents of three children: Alan Bloom, Barbara Bloom, and Marshall Bloom. Sam Bloom and his parents grew Downing's Hardware Store into the largest appliance store in...
Overview Topics covered: Coming to Denver in 1914, Blizzard of 1914, mom worked in a feed and hay store and dad hauled, shoveled and delivered coal, dad did lots of odd manual labor jobs to support his family. Later family had a hardware store, then appliance store. Family life.