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Herman Kaminsky (1858 - 1925)
Bella Grostein Marcus Kaminsky Leib Kaminski Baruch Kamionski Drane ? Sara Holdstein ? Holdstein Pesche ? Henriette Hirsch
Herman Kaminsky
b. 1858 at Wabrzezno, Poland
m. 16 Nov 1886 Bella Grostein (1867 - 1940) at Lewiston, ID, USA
d. 23 Jan 1925 at Spokane, WA, USA aged 67
Events in Herman Kaminsky (1858 - 1925)'s life
Date Age Event Place Src
1858 Herman Kaminsky was born Wabrzezno, Poland
23 Jan 1925 67 Herman Kaminsky died Spokane, WA, USA
25 Jan 1925 67 Burial grave 1, row 72, div 3, lot 004, Normal Hill Cemetery, Lewiston, ID, USA
Personal Notes:
He was possibly born August 1857.
The United States federal census taken on 29 June 1880 in Gervais, Marion, Oregon, enumeration 84 page 210 states his age as 19 and occupation as Clerk in Store.
From The Rockford Enterprise, Rockford, Spokane County, Washington Territory, 24 September 1887:
"Herman expects to leave for the Oregon Short Line. An enterprising family."
Listed in the Spokane City Directories:
1904 and 1905 vp Sloane Payne Co.. Residing at Ridpath Hotel.
1910 propr Great Value Store. Residing at Hotel Assemblee.
1915 dry goods at N. 619 Monroe. Residing at 8 San Marco Apts.
1920 residing at 8 San Marco Apts.
1925 agt. Kuhn Bldg. Residing at 8 W122 Riverside.
He is listed in the WA State Death Index for 1920-1929, death register 79 and listed in the 1900 Federal Census for Colfax City, Precinct 36, Whitman County, Washington (SD 2, ED 95, Sheet 12, Rows 83-84, Family 253).
In the 1920 Federal Census for Spokane City, Spokane County, WA (SD 5, ED 207, Sheet 1B, Rows 67-69, Family 26) he is listed as head of the household, renting his home and that he immigrated in 1870, was naturalized and that he was working on his own account as an Agent for business.
He and his wife had no children.
On his death there was an article on page 1 of the Spokane Daily Chronicle, Fireside Edition, Friday, 23 January 1925 entitled "Herman Kaminsky, Pioneer, Is Dead" with the subheading "Resided in County 45 Years - Operated Store at Cheney". "Herman Kaminsky, 65, a pioneer resident of Spokane County for the last 45 years passed away at the Sacred Heart Hospital yesterday afternoon following an operation on Saturday. Mr. Kaminsky had made Spokane his home for 22 years, coming here from Cheney, where he was formerly engaged in the retail mercantile business with his father and brother. For many years he conducted the Granite department store here before retiring from the retail business because of ill health. The mercantile establishment owned and operated by the Kaminskys in Cheney was one of the largest in the early days of the Inland Empire. After disposing of his interests there Mr. and Mrs. Kaminsky made their home at the Spokane Hotel. For 19 years Mr. Kaminsky had managed the Kuhn building in the absence of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Kuhn, owners, who are now making their home in Chicago. Mrs. Kuhn, sister of Mrs. Kaminsky, has been in the city for several weeks. Mr. Kaminsky is survived by his widow, Belle, and three sisters, Miss Rose Kaminsky of this city, Miss Sarah Kaminsky of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. H. Block of Los Angeles. The body is at Smith & Co.'s awaiting funeral arrangements."
In the Spokane Daily Chronicle of Saturday 24 January 1925, page 13 under Funerals it announces that services will be held on Sunday 25 January from Smith & Co.'s mortuary with Rabbi Levin officiating.