Rosalia <I>Marks</I> Bernstein

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Rosalia Marks Bernstein

  • Birth 10 May 1840 Germany
  • Death 5 May 1931 Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 64719782

The Winnfield News American
May 8, 1931



Mrs. Rosalia Bernstein, age 91, one of Winnfield's most beloved and distinguished citizens died at 3:50 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at her home on Main Street. mrs. Bernstein would have celebrated her 91st birthday next Sunday, "Mother's Day" at which celebration her sons and daughters were to be present. She had been in failing health for several months but displayed a remarkable vigor of mind and body until her death.
Since 1857 Mrs. Bernstein has been a resident of Winn Parish and because of her interest in affairs in general as well as her sweet and amiable disposition she was well known throughout this section.
Mrs. Bernstein, whose maiden name was Rosalia Marx, was born in Germany, May 10, 1840. When a young lady 17 years old she came to America with her parents who settled in Winn Parish. Two years later she was married to Philip Bernstein, a prominent Red River planter, and for many years resided at Montgomery, later moving to Winnfield.
Her deep interest in educational and social developments in the state never wavered during her long and useful life. Being the mother of some of the most popular citizens of North Louisiana Mrs. Bernstein manifested a keen interest in affairs of state and the careers of her children.
Funeral services conducted by the three local pastors, Rev. Alwin Stokes, of the Presbyterian Church, Rev. A. H. Cullen, of the Baptist Church, and Rev. C. C. Weir of the Methodist Church were held at the home Wednesday morning at nine o'clock just before the funeral cortege left for Monroe, where final services were held at three o'clock in the afternoon and interment made in the Jewish Cemetery with Rabbi F. K. Hirsch officiating.
As a tribute of respect all business houses in Winnfield were closed Wednesday morning for one hour during the brief home services, while the offices in the city hall of Monroe were closed all day and the city schools closing at noon.
An escort of four policemen, and four firemen of Monroe accompanied the body to Monroe Wednesday morning, and the cortege was met in West Monroe by another escort of motorcycle police who led the funeral processioni through the two cities to the cemetery. The bell in the Monroe City Hall tolled as the cortege entered West Monroe and continued the requiem until the cemetery was reached.
Mrs. Bernstein is survived by her sons Henry Bernstein, Rudolph Bernstein and Arnold Bernstein, Monroe, and Julian, Winnfield, and her daughters Mrs. Marcus Kaliski, Monroe, and Miss Nettie Bernstein, Winnfield. A sister, Miss Minnie [Marks], Winnfield, and a brother, Sam [Marks], New Orleans, also survive, besides a large number of
Among the friends attending the funeral in Monroe were Mack L. Branch, J. R. Heard, J. L. Tugwell, J. W. Teddlie, Alvin S. Hahn, of Winnfield and Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Moore of Shreveport.

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