|Place of Birth||Hong Kong|
|Date of Birth (Eng)|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)|
|Date of Death (Heb)|
|Age at Death|
|Father’s Name||Isydor Silberman|
|Mother’s Name||Anna (Hannah) Silberman née Herzberg|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death|
|Other Family Data||Sister: Sarah Silberman (1H8). Great-uncle: Tevil Silbermann (1H11)|
|Inscription (Eng)||IN MEMORY OF THE BELOVED CHILD OF ISYDOR AND A. SILBERMAN|
|Inscription (Other)||“43” on granite marker in front|
|Historical||Isydor Silberman(n)’s profession is listed as “Hotel Keeper, Globe Hotel” in a 1904 juror’s list. The hotel was located at 184 Queen’s Road Central. According to the Carl Smith Archives, he transferred ownership of the Globe to Adolph Weingartner of Manila in 1906 but the SCMP reported that he sold the hotel to Ephraim Fischel Zellermayer in 1910 so perhaps Weingartner only managed the hotel during those years. The Silbermans moved to Shanghai in 1906 where he opened a haberdashery near the Astor Hotel. He retired in 1927 and died in Shanghai on February 5, 1937 at age 67. Anna, born in 1873, died on February 3, 1925, in Shanghai.
In a 1906 juror’s list, his profession is listed as “Merchant, David Sassoon & Co., Ltd.” but in the 1907 – 1910 lists, he’s back to being a hotel keeper at the Globe. This is in conflict with Carl Smith’s records unless he worked for David Sassoon for a very short time.
The Silbermans had two other daughters in addition to the unnamed one buried in 1H4: Rosie (Regina) Silberman (b. November 21, 1898, Hong Kong; d. February 20, 1994, Los Angeles) and Lily (Lea) Silberman (b. September 27, 1899, Hong Kong; d. June 24, 1978, Los Angeles).
Rosie married Max Friedman (formerly of Iasi, Romania) in Ohel Rachel Synagogue in Shanghai on February 26, 1922. She was 24; he was 40. They had three children together — Leonora (b. January 31, 1923, Shanghai), Moise Reginald (b. August 14, 1925, Shanghai; d. August 4, 2001, Laguna Hills, CA) and Roy Joseph (b. August 14, 1928, Tsingtao; d. June 23, 2015, Los Angeles). Max worked for China Motors in Shanghai. In 1939, they all went to Beverly Hills and in 1941, the parents sent the children there without them. At some point, Reginald changed his surname to Kent. Roy is buried (cremated) in Hillside Memorial Park. It appears he was married.
Lily was an export buyer in Shanghai up to 1945. She then moved to California. She never married and is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale, CA).
Anna was the sister of Carl Herzberg and the aunt of Amalie Herzberg (1H13).
Do you have any information about this person that you would like to share? If so, we’d like to hear from you!