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Clifford Cohn Abrams
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1904
Lincoln County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 2001
Mobile County
Alabama, USA

"Brookhaven was home to many Jewish merchants. Brothers Israel and Sam Abrams in the late 1800s started a general store called Abrams and Abrams. This store became Abrams Mercantile Company after 1915, when Sam left for the furniture business. From that point until the end of the twentieth century, Abrams Mercantile Company was a staple for hardware goods in Brookhaven. Living through multiple generations, the Abrams family sold all types of goods including cow bells and stone churns, and the store became known for the motto: "if you don't find it here, go home." The store stayed in business until the death of Clifford Abrams at age 96, the son of Israel Abrams and once the oldest merchant in Brookhaven. "

(Source: Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life;

Note: As a small child, the creator of this memorial still remembers a favorite green tricycle that came from Abrams Mercantile. Many years later, I purchased a Radio Flyer red wagon at Abrams for my own daughter. Thirty years later, this little red wagon still provides hours of fun for her three grandchildren.
"Graveside services for Clifford C. Abrams of Brookhaven are 1 p.m., Friday, April 20, at Rose Hill Cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Abrams, 96, died April 18, 2001, in Mobile. He was born in Brookhaven on July 26, 1904, to Israel Abrams and Fannie Cahn Abrams.

He was the longtime owner of Abrams Mercantile. He was a member of B'Nai Sholom Temple of Brookhaven.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his sister, Roselyn Abrams Schlesinger.

Survivors are his wife, Wilma Kaufman Abrams of Brookhaven; his son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Puddin Abrams of Mobile; his daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Douglass Talley of Marietta, Ga.; his grandchildren and their spouses, Joshua and Karen Abrams, Stephan Abrams, Amanda Abrams, Abby and David Rosen, and Tracy Minkoff; and his sisters, Vera Abrams Davis and Evelyn Cline, both of Jackson, and Florine Abrams of Brookhaven."

(Obituary published in The Daily Leader, Brookhaven, MS, 04/23/01). 
Family links: 
  Israel Abrams (1871 - 1931)
  Fannie Cohn Abrams (1874 - 1937)
  Wilma Kauffman Abrams (1909 - 2003)*
  Roselyn Abrams Schlesinger (1902 - 1984)*
  Clifford Cohn Abrams (1904 - 2001)
  Evelyn Abrams Cline (1907 - 2002)*
  Florine Abrams (1910 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Lincoln County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: Jewish Cemetery
Created by: Caroline Passmore
Record added: Jun 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71617139
Clifford Cohn Abrams
Added by: Charline Herring Ryan
Clifford Cohn Abrams
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