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Morris Taub
Birth: Jul. 27, 1879, Lithuania
Death: Feb. 28, 1958
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Born in Keidan, Russia. He was my grandfather.
Came to the US in 1900 per 1910 Census data.
Morris met Lela, his wife, when she was in the TB Sanitarium in Denver, CO. They married 14 Jun 1904 in Denver. Served Lela with divorce papers in Colorado on 12/2/1913. Lela was pregnant with Helen at the time. Divorced 10/2/1916, Denver, Denver Co, CO.-File #56710-Custody of Harold,11, and Bessie,6, awarded to Morris Taub. Not permitted to marry for 1 year. He had a girlfriend but he never remarried.

From the Keidaner Gravestones: English Name: Morris Taub, Hebrew Name: Moshe ben Avraham. Date: Feb. 28, 1958, Age 77. Notes: Beloved Father and Grandfather.

Where was Keidan? The Russian empire was divided into provinces, or guberniya, a province governed from the city of Kovno (Kaunas), some 40 kilometers south. On an 1880 British map, Keidan is represented in one of it's variant spellings, "Keijdani", in the south-central section of the province. Today it is known as Kedainiai; roughly in the center of what is today the independent nation of Lithuania. For hundreds of years it was an administrative seat in the kingdom that included most of contemporary Poland, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine. When that kingdom was divided up in the 19th century, it became part of the Russian Empire. From 1918 to 1939 it was part of independent Lithuania, and from 1944 until 1990 it was in the Lithuanian Republic of the Soviet Union.

Family links: 
  Lela Mae Delaney Kay (1887 - 1963)
  Harold Taub (1905 - 1917)*
  Elizabeth Charlotte Taub Meier (1910 - 1997)*
  Helen Virginia Taub Nelson Moore (1914 - 2001)*
*Calculated relationship
Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Kadaner Unt. Verein, Gate 233
Created by: Angie Knott
Record added: Jul 13, 2008
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Morris Taub
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Morris Taub
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Morris Taub
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My Grandfather.
- Angie Knott
 Added: Jun. 22, 2009
If I had known you I would have called you Papa. I don't think you were a flower-kind-of-guy. But since you were a tailor I know you were well dressed.
- Angie Knott
 Added: Jul. 13, 2008
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