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Cohn Abrams
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1836
Death: Sep. 6, 1901

"Cohn Abrams came to Brookhaven during the period of Reconstruction after the Civil War and contributed to the rebuilding of the life of the city."

Source: "Jews in Early Mississippi"
Authors: Leo Turitz and Evelyn Turitz

"A Brief Tribute to the Memory of Mr. Cohn Abrams

On last Friday morning, at 3 o'clock, the Death Angel entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cohn Abrams and bore away the spirit of him who, through many years, had made glad the familiar places of the household now wrapped in the mantle of sorrow, because he has gone away. That evening at 3 o'clock the mortal remains of the much loved dead were laid to rest in the beautiful Jewish Cemetery amid the lamentations of his devoted ones and after the service by Mr. Hyman Zwirn.

Mr. Abrams was born in Wreschen, Prussia, in 1836. He came to America in 1856 and settled in Brookhaven in 1869. He leaves a wife and seven children: Joe Abrams, of St. Louis; Ben, of Grand Lake, Ark.; Mrs. S. Kemp, of Hazlehurst; Mrs. M. Schwartz, of Utica; Mrs. R. Berger and Messrs. Isy and Sam of Brookhaven, all of whom deeply mourn the departed father, who was devoted to his home and loved ones.

Mr. Abrams was popular with all classes and, if he had an enemy, was unconscious of it. He was an upright citizen, charitable and kindly in disposition; a leader in his congregation, a strong believer in his faith. For more than twenty years he had been a member of the B'Nai-Brith Order.

The sympathy of friends who have known Mr. Abrams throughout his long residence in this city unites with the commiseration of later aquaintances, and the community in genearl share the sorrow of those bereaved of a devoted husband and a loving and indulgent father."

9/18/1901
Obituary Courtesy of Sue Dorman

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rusha Abrams (1836 - 1902)
 
 Children:
  Joseph Abrams (1860 - 1933)*
  Rosa Berger (1862 - 1953)*
  Minnie Abrams Kemp (1869 - 1951)*
  Israel Abrams (1871 - 1931)*
  Samuel Abrams (1873 - 1933)*
  Bertha Abrams Schwartz (1876 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Brookhaven
Lincoln County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: Jewish Cemetery
 
Created by: Caroline Passmore
Record added: Dec 05, 2010
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Cohn Abrams
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Cohn Abrams
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