Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1944|
Lester was married to my Aunt Louise Seymour Kaufman Turk. He died suddenly while he was at the home of my grandparents, Joe and Ella Seymour. He was sitting at the kitchen table when he told my grandmother he wasn't feeling well. He put his head on the table and died. This is his obituary:
Printed in Daily Herald, Biloxi, MS on 10/13/1944:
"LESTER KAUFMAN DIES"
"Lester Kaufman, 56, native of Brooklyn, NY. and Biloxi resident 14 years, died at 2 p.m. yesterday at the home of his wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Seymour, 810 Croesus street. He formerly was employed at Keesler Field after which he joined the Merchant Marine and later was employed at Westergard's. He was a retired chief machinist mate in the Coast Guard. During the first World War he served in the Navy after which he was in the Coast Guard. For several years he was employed on the police force in New York. He had resided in various parts of the country and retired in Oakland, Calif., after which he came to Biloxi. He is survived by his wife, Louise Seymour Kaufman, a son Otis Kaufman, who is in the Navy at Pearl Harbor, and a sister, Mrs. James Raferty, Brookly, NY. Funeral arrangement have not been completed, but service will be held from Bradford Funeral Home with Catholic services and burial in Biloxi Cemetery."
Printed in Daily Herald, Biloxi, MS on 10/16/1944:
"The funeral of Lester George Kaufman was held Sunday afternoon from the Bradford Funeral Home. Services were by Father J. P. McGlade and burial in Biloxi Cemetery, where military honors were accorded the deceased. Pallbearers were from the Biloxi Coast Guard air station and there was a firing squad."
Louise Seymour Turk (1906 - 1994)*
Biloxi City Cemetery
Created by: Carmella Seymour
Record added: May 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36865877