|Given Name(s)||Freeda Elena|
|Place of Birth||Irkutsk, Siberia?|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||circa 1880|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||March 19, 1941|
|Date of Death (Heb)||21 Adar 5701|
|Age at Death||61|
|Hebrew Name||פרידה הלינה|
|Spouse’s Name||Josef Pissarevsky|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||Son: Gregory Joseph Pissarevsky (b. October 25, 1903, Harbin; d. November 9, 1994, Bronx, NY)|
|Inscription (Eng)||IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FREEDA ELENA PISSAREVSKY
DIED 19TH MARCH 1941
AGED 61 YEARS
|Inscription (Heb)||ה״מ פרידה הלינה פזארסכי נלב״עת כ״א אדר תש״א תנצ״בה|
|Inscription (Other)||“190” on front|
|Historical||Freeda grew up in Irkutsk, where her father was a gold miner. She married Josef (of Kiev), who had a wheat boat on the Lena River in Siberia. They later moved to Harbin.
In a 1941 jurors’ list, Gregory is listed as being a representative at Dodge & Seymour (China), Ltd, located at 72 Dina House, Duddell Street. He was a car welder. The company imported and were agents for cars, typewriters, electrical goods and paints.
Gregory was first married to Florence Josephine Moalem, an Iranian Jew who was born in Shanghai, and they had one child, Rachel (b. September 22, 1937, HK) together. In 1942, he married a Russian-born woman named Shulia and they had one child, Joseph George (b. February 21, 1944, NY; d. circa 2014, NY) together. When Gregory petitioned for US naturalization in 1944, Rachel was living in Shanghai (with her mother) while Joseph was living in Cleveland, Ohio, presumably with his mother. Florence later married Julian Elkind on March 7, 1947, who was born in Borisov, Russia (now: Barysaw, Belarus). She petitioned for US naturalization in 1950. (Eleven members of the Elkind family are recorded as having died in the Borisov ghetto.)
In 1997, Rachel was married and living in New York, and going by the name Rachel Elkind-Tourre. She is an American classical musician, producer and composer, and is possibly best known for producing the bestselling 1968 album Switched-On Bach.
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