Pauline was born in Russia. She is the daughter of Paul Serge Cherimisin (1880-1948) and Alexandra Stephen Partnoff (1885-1975). She is one of eight known children: Pauline, Dorothy, Peter, Jack, Alexander, Norma, William, and Louise. Her family immigrated about 1913 from Russia. The 1920 U.S. Federal census shows her family living in San Francisco, CA at 877 Rhode Island Street (Potrero Hill). Her father worked in the shipyards.
Pauline married Afanasy Trofim'evich Klistoff (1899-1946) on 11 Jan 1920 in San Francisco, CA. They head six known children: Ruby, Vera, Norma, Steven, Kathryn, and Anna. The 1930 census shows the family living in San Francisco, CA at 877 Rhode Island Street (Potrero Hill). Her husband was a laborer doing iron work (probably in the shipyards where many of the Russians worked).
From the San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday, October 25, 1986, page 18:
KLISTOFF, Pauline October 22, 1986; beloved mother of Ruby, Norma, Steve, Kathryn, Anne and the late Vera Le Blanc; devoted grandmother of eight; loving great-grand-mother of ten; also survived by dear sisters Norma and Louise and brothers Peter and Alexander and many nieces and nephews; a native of Russia; a long time resident of San Francisco; age 85
Friends are invited to attend services at the First Russian Christian Molokan Church, 841 Carolina St., San Francisco at 7 oclock p.m. Saturday, October 25, 1986. Funeral services Sunday October 26, 1986 at 10 oclock a.m. Burial immediately following at the Russian Sectarian Cemetery, Colma.
Daphne Funerals, One Church Street, San Francisco, CA
In San Francisco, a hit and run driver injured six, an entire family, and is still sought today by police. The injured are James Klistoff, 877 Rhode Island Street, his wife, and four children, Ruby, Vera, Norma and Strephen. The car in which Kilstoff (Klistoff) was driving his family was hit by a heavy truck at Gough and Fell streets. The mother may died.
Oakland Tribune | Oakland, California | Monday, September 10, 1928 | Page 1
Runaway Auto Kills 1, Injures 4
A runaway automobile, careening down a San Francisco hill, struck three parked cars and a group of playing children late yesterday, killing a girl, 4, and injuring four other persons, three of them children.
The dead girl is Shirley Gladi, 4, 388 Arkansas Street.
Stella Jason, 6, 149 Arkansas Street, fractured skull, internal injuries
Floriaca Argenti, 7, 146 Gambier Street, cut and bruised.
Herschel Parkhurst, 31, 605 Fell sTreet, internal injuries
Marjorie Rodriguez, 5, 2673 22nd Street, cut and bruised.
Police said Mrs. Pauline Klistoff parked her car, in which the Argenti girl was sitting at 24th and Arkansas Streets. Apparently, they said, the brakes slipped.
The Gladi girl was playing in the street near her home when the runaway car picked her up and carried her 80 feet, hurling her out when it struck Parkhurst's car.
Oakland Tribune | Oakland, California | Sunday, May 05, 1940 | Page 1
Afanasy Trofimovich Klistoff
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