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Bessie Weitz Balaban
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1899
Death: Mar. 16, 1971
Denver County
Colorado, USA

Bess was 72 at the time of her death.

Bess was a school teacher and taught at Colfax Elementary and Cheltenham Elementary school on the Denver West Side. Supposedly, one of her pupils was Golda Meir when she was very young living in Denver. She also taught Doris Finesilver Weinreich, her niece. Bess' sister Nellie Weitz Shwayder was married to Jesse Shwayder of Denver. He was the founder of Samsonite Corporation. Bess Weitz Balaban was the sister of Rabbi Martin M. Weitz (1907-1992). She was the daughter of Joseph and Rachel Weitz.

Bess and her husband Sam were excellent bridge players and would travel to tournaments around the country (Reno, Albuquerque, etc). and would often win trophies playing in either doubles, pairs or single events.

Husband: Samuel Balaban (1898-1986) (M: 7-25-1923)
They had no children.

Family links: 
  Joseph Weitz (1861 - 1953)
  Samuel Solomon Balaban (1897 - 1986)
  Nellie Weitz Shwayder (1886 - 1977)*
  Ida Weitz Shwayder (1887 - 1973)*
  Bessie Weitz Balaban (1899 - 1971)
*Calculated relationship
Congregation Emanuel Cemetery
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: PLOT: Block 23 Row 8 Grave 1
Created by: Steven Weinreich
Record added: Jul 31, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28682239
Bessie <i>Weitz</i> Balaban
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 Added: Jul. 16, 2011
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- Fern Bray
 Added: Jul. 5, 2011

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