Birnbaum, Morris Aaron

Plot Location2K4
Given Name(s)Morris (Maurice) Aaron Jr.
Place of BirthButte, Montana
Date of Birth (Eng)April 4, 1911
Date of Birth (Heb) 
Date of Death (Eng)March 26, 1990
Date of Death (Heb) 
Age at Death78
Hebrew Nameמשה אהרון בן ירמיהו
Spouse’s NameSylvia
Father’s NameMorris (Maurice) Birnbaum
Mother’s NameFrieda Lewkowitz
Other Surnames 
Marital StatusM
Maiden Name 
Title (e.g., Dr) 
Religious Status (כ/ל/י) 
Cause of Death 
Other Family DataSister: Josephine Birnbaum Munter (b. August 16, 1908, Butte; d. January 3, 1999, SF)
Children: Linda (b. c. 1935) & David
DIED 26 MARCH 1990
Inscription (Heb)פ׳ נ׳ משה אהרון בן ירמיהו ת׳נ׳צ׳ב׳ה׳
Inscription (Other)“LEE WOON KEE” on LHS of foot coping
HistoricalAlthough he and his father were both named Maurice, their Hebrew names were different.

His father was from Pennsylvania of Polish descent; his mother was from Berlin, Germany.

His WWII draft card lists his birthday as April 3, 1911.

David Birnbaum (USA) wrote on October 20, 2015:
Morris Birnbaum was my father. He came to HK from NY in 1957, employed by Marlene Blouse Corporation, a U.S.-based importing company. He later opened his own garment factory, one of the very few owned by non-Chinese. He had exceptional knowledge of the product, and played an important in the early days of the industry. His wife Sylvia left Hong Kong in the 1980s and moved to Florida.”

Linda Birnbaum (USA) wrote on October 22, 2015:
“My father was the cantor at Ohel Leah for many years.”

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