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Cohen and Mark family photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1034-105

Collection Overview

The collection consists of ten photographs of members of the Cohen and Mark families of Clio, South Carolina. Photographs primarily feature Abe Cohen, his daughter Cecile Cohen Waronker, and his wife Betty Mark Cohen. A small number of images also feature other members of the Cohen and Mark families. Included is a list of detailed captions numbered to correspond to a number on the back of each photograph.

Dates

  • 1940-1994

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Abe Cohen (1906-1969) was born to Sarah and Jonah Cohen in Lithuania. He was the youngest of six children, and about four years old when he immigrated to the United States with his family. As an adult, he moved to Clio, South Carolina, after three of his brothers settled in the nearby areas of Latta, South Carolina, and Gibson and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He married Betty Mark (b.1911) of Greenwood, South Carolina, in 1934 and the couple settled in Clio, South Carolina, where Abe owned and operated Cohen's Department Store. The couple had one child, Cecile Cohen Waronker (1935- ) who married William L. Waronker in 1958. Abe was a founder of the shul in nearby Dillon, South Carolina, which would eventually become the Ohav Shalom Congregation, renamed in 1939 by Rabbi Samuel R. Shillman. Abe later served as president during the years following the construction of the congregation's first synagogue in 1942. He also served as vice-mayor of Clio, South Carolina. After his death in 1969, his wife Betty continued to run the family's store in Clio until she moved to Atlanta in 1987.

Extent

1 folder (10 photographs)

Abstract

Collection consists of ten photographs of members of the Cohen and Mark families of Clio, South Carolina. Photographs primarily feature Abe Cohen, his daughter Cecile Cohen Waronker, and his wife Betty Mark Cohen. A small number of images also feature other members of the Cohen and Mark families. Included is a list of detailed captions numbered to correspond to a number on the back of each photograph.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2012 by Cecile Cohen Waronker.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Lazarus, September 2015.

Title
Inventory of the Cohen and Mark Family Photographs, 1940-1994
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Amy Lazarus; machine-readable finding aid created by: Amy Lazarus
Date
2015
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Charleston South Carolina 29424
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