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Jacob Leon Lascoff

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Death 4 May 1943 (aged 75)
Burial Ridgewood, Queens County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 149683220 · View Source
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Name: Jacob Leon Lascoff
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 04 May 1943
Event Place: Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Address: 230 Central Park West
Residence Place: Manhattan
Gender: Male
Age: 75
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Occupation: pharmacist
Birth Date: 28 Aug 1867
Birthplace: Russia
Burial Date: 07 May 1943
Cemetery: Beth El
Father's Name: Israel David Lascoff
Father's Birthplace: Russia
Mother's Name: Anna Rieser
Mother's Birthplace: Russia
Spouse's Name: Clara Lascoff

"Dr. J. Leon Lascoff, pharmacist, holder of the Remington Honor Medal and a president of the American Pharmaceutical Association in 1936, died Tuesday night in his home, 230 Central Park West, after an illness of three months. His age was 75. A practicing pharmacist here for more than fifty years, he was senior partner in J. Leon Lascoff & Son, 1209 Lexington Avenue, at East Eighty-second Street. Dr. Lascoff was born in Vilna, Russian Poland, and was the son of the late Israel David Lascoff and the late Mrs. Anna R. Lascoff and was already a pharmacist, when he came to New York in 1892. The first drug store at which he applied for a job was that of David Hayes & Sons on Division Street. He was hired as a pharmacist at $2 a week and was informed that his first duty was to wash windows. Three days later the owner transferred him to the firm's new Fifth Avenue store at $10 a week. Dr. Lascoff remained with the firm until 1899, when he went into business for himself. He bought a drug store on 136th Street and found that nearly all of its stock had been sold after he had purchased the store. He restocked the store, and three weeks later sold it at a good profit. After beating up the man who had cheated him, Dr. Lascoff leased a drug store at Eighty-third Street and Lexington Avenue. He moved across the street in 1909, and in 1931 moved a block south to his own building. Throughout his career, Dr. Lascoff never sold anything but drugs in his store. In 1936 he filled his one millionth prescription there. ... He leaves a widow, Mrs. Clara Joachimson Lascoff; his son [Professor Frederick D. Lascoff of the Columbia College of Pharmacy], a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Mazur of Englewood, N. J., and a grandchild." - The New York Times, 6 May 1943.


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  • Created by: BKGeni
  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149683220
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Leon Lascoff (28 Aug 1867–4 May 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149683220, citing Beth El Cemetery, Ridgewood, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by BKGeni (contributor 46895980) .