Solomon Zemon

Birth Name Solomon Zemon [1] [2]
Gramps ID I416
Gender male
Age at Death 86 years, 6 months, 2 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 4 April 1903 Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland Actual birthday of Zemon, Solomon

[3a]
Birth 13 May 1903   Legal birthday of Zemon, Solomon

Event Note

From Wayne Zemon's email: "he was raised in an orphanage and all records of his birth date were lost, he only knew the year. For legal reasons, he was told to pick any date appearing in 1903. I think it was May 4th but not sure"

[4] [5]
Occupation     Wholesale hardware salesman

[6]
Death 6 October 1989 Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland Death of Solomon Zemon

[2a] [1]

Parents

Father Jacob Zemon [I376]
Mother Jennie ? [I377]
Siblings
  1. Rachel Zemon [I378]
  2. Abraham J. Zemon [I379]
  3. Samuel Zemon [I0433]

Families

Married Wife Gertrude A. Gakin [I417]
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1 March 1935 Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland Marriage of Solomon Zemon and Gertrude A. Gakin

[7] [5]
  Children
  1. Ruth Zemon [I420]
  2. Wayne Zemon [I088]

Media

Narrative

From: ZIGZAGZ@aol.com
Message-ID: <cde.367ef7e4.3605a8ff@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 21:16:47 EDT
Subject: Re: Jennie Zemon's Passport Application
To: art@zemon.name

[snip]

We always thought all the siblings went to the BALTIMORE HEBREW ORPHANAGE when Jacob Zemon died in a fire. (see attachment of the fire from the Baltimore Sun Paper)

[snip]

The reason for Jennie needing a passport could be she needed to return to Russia to collect Jacob’s inheritance as explained in the news article. All we know is at some time all the kids were in the orphanage together and as the story went, upon getting out at age 18, all the children received $5,000 apiece. That would have amounted to $20,000 that had to come from somewhere. Sol worked out a scam and got out at 17. As my father used to tell us, with great pride, the brothers gambled it all away on the horses and card games and would ask Rachel to help them out.

[snip]

Narrative

From: ZIGZAGZ@aol.com
Message-ID: <cde.367ef7e4.3605a8ff@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 21:16:47 EDT
Subject: Re: Jennie Zemon's Passport Application
To: art@zemon.name

[snip]

At one time Sol and Abraham lived at the same address on Fulton Avenue and Rachel went on to become a head nurse at Hopkins Hospital before moving to Cincinnati Ohio, where she married and had 3 children. Abraham never married and would travel between Florida in the winter and Atlantic City in the summer. He was a bookie and never liked cold weather. Samuel moved to South Carolina married, opened a haberdashery and had a son named Jacob, who now lives in Florida.

[snip]

Source References

  1. Gloria Bennigsen family tree at Ancestry.com [S0113]
  2. Email to from Wayne Zemon to Gloria Bennigsen, 13 Sep 2002 [S4657]
      • Source text:

        Sol was my father and lived to the age of 86 and died 13 years ago.

  3. Jennie Zemon passport application 1908 [S0203]
      • Date: 23 October 1908
  4. Social Security Death Index about Sol Zemon [S0205]
  5. Email from Wayne Zemon, 15 September 2008 [S0204]
  6. Email from Wayne Zemon, 19 September 2008 [S0214]
  7. Email from Wayne Zemon, 14 Sept. 2002 [S0091]

Pedigree

  1. Jacob Zemon
    1. Jennie ?
      1. Rachel Zemon
      2. Abraham J. Zemon
      3. Samuel Zemon
      4. Solomon Zemon
        1. Gertrude A. Gakin
          1. Ruth Zemon
          2. Wayne Zemon

Ancestors