Moishe “Morris” Gershwin

Moishe “Morris” Gershwin

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Death 14 May 1932 (aged 60)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA
Plot Gershwin family mausoleum, WCH Plot: 109 Grave: 1
Memorial ID 61279210 View Source
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Father of Ira, George, Arthur, and Frances Gershwin. Born Moishe Gershovitz in St. Petersburg, Russia. Arrived in New York, 14 August 1890.

He married Rosa (Rose) Bruskin, who he had known in St. Petersburg, on 21 July 1895 in New York, New York. They became naturalized US citizens on 15 Jan 1898.

George Gershwin wrote of his father that he was "a very easy-going, humorous philosopher who took things as they came. He was at the time of his marriage, a foreman in a factory that made women's shoes. But in the next 20 years he moved his family no less than 28 times as his occupations shifted - part owner of a Turkish bath on the Bowery, part owner of a restaurant on Third Avenue, owner of a cigar store, and other pursuits."

Cause of death: lymphatic leukemia.

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Gravesite Details BurialDate:5/15/1932

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