Isaly, Florence J.

2D8 - Florence J. Isaly
Plot Location 2D8
Surname Isaly
Given Name(s) Florence J. (Jeanette)
Place of Birth Cleveland, 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 Death 89
Hebrew Name פרידה בת אשר
Spouse’s Name Frank Isaly né Isaacson
Father’s Name Oscar Trackman (Trachman)
Mother’s Name Jennie Spero
Other Surnames  
Sex F
Marital Status W
Maiden Name Trackman
Title (e.g., Dr)  
Religious Status (כ/ל/י)  
Cause of Death  
Other Family Data Children: 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 DIED 13 NOVEMBER 1995
Inscription (Heb) פ׳נ פרידה בת אשר נפטרה כ׳ מרחשון תשמ״ו ת׳נ׳צ׳ב׳ה
Inscription (Other)  
Historical Florence 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In probate documents (Lee v. Probate Court, Unpublished Decision (2-13-1998), No. 97-T-0150.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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