Leah “Lee” <I>Cohen</I> Harby

Leah “Lee” Cohen Harby

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 21 Oct 1918 (aged 69)
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 33924364 · View Source
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(special thanks to Lynna Kay Shuffield has #46876371 for links to parents & spouse; birth & death place; 1st, nickname & maiden names and the following info) Entry in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/harby-leah-cohen

"Granddaughter of Isaac Harby; born at Charleston Sept. 7, 1849; known also as Lee C. Harby. She is a member of the New York, the Texas, and the South Carolina historical societies, and of many other learned associations, and has written on historical subjects. She has been an officer of Sorosis and of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a director of the Daughters of the Confederacy and of the Memorial Association of Charleston. During the West-Indian Exposition in Charleston (1901) she was a member of the women's executive committee and one of the editors of the "Interlude," the women's paper issued during the exposition. Among her writings are: "The City of a Prince"; "Texan Types and Contrasts"; "Land of the Tejas"; "Earliest Texas"; "Judy Robinson—Milliner"; and a number of poems, short stories, and magazine articles. Mrs. Harby was the successful competitor for the prize offered for a "Flag Song" for the state of Texas."

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  • Added: 16 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33924364
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leah “Lee” Cohen Harby (7 Sep 1849–21 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33924364, citing Jewish Cemetery, Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Cousins by the Dozens (contributor 46904925) .