Isaly, Florence J.

Plot Location2D8
Given Name(s)Florence J. (Jeanette)
Place of BirthCleveland, Ohio
Date of Birth (Eng)July 31, 1906
Date of Birth (Heb) 
Date of Death (Eng)November 13, 1995
Date of Death (Heb)20 Cheshvan 5756
Age at Death89
Hebrew Nameפרידה בת אשר
Spouse’s NameFrank Isaly né Isaacson
Father’s NameOscar Trackman (Trachman)
Mother’s NameJennie Spero
Other Surnames 
Marital StatusW
Maiden NameTrackman
Title (e.g., Dr) 
Religious Status (כ/ל/י) 
Cause of Death 
Other Family DataChildren: Orlan Lee Isaly (b. 1934), who was a university professor, and Franzellen (Frances Ellen) Isaly (b. January 9, 1937), who was a speech therapist. Frances married Lawrence H. Zimmer in 1960. He was a teacher.
Inscription (Eng)FLORENCE J ISALY
BORN 31 JULY 1906
Inscription (Heb)פ׳נ פרידה בת אשר נפטרה כ׳ מרחשון תשמ״ו ת׳נ׳צ׳ב׳ה
Inscription (Other) 
HistoricalFlorence married Frank Isaacson on October 14, 1928. He was the manager of Cort’s Shoe Store in Coshocton, Ohio. The family changed their surname to Isaly in 1943, possibly to try to fit in as there were very few Jews living in the Coshocton area at the time.

In probate documents (Lee v. Probate Court, Unpublished Decision (2-13-1998), No. 97-T-0150. (Ohio Ct. App. 1998)), Florence and Orlan (who was then known as Fletcher Orlan Lee) moved to HK just three months before she died. According to the documents, she was supposed to be buried next to her husband in Ohio but, for whatever reason, the children decided to bury her here. In 2001, Fletcher/Orlan was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor in the Law Program at HKUST’s Department of Accounting.

The Hebrew year is incorrect. (It says 5746.)

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