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 Harry Hillel Agron

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Harry Hillel Agron

Son of Julius/Judah and Hilda/Hode (Eisman) Agron.

His Yiddish name was Hillel.

He married Sophie Sonya Chernikoff, b. 15 Apr 1881, Ukraine/Russia, daughter of Jacob Chernikoff.

They came to America in 1906, settling first in St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO and then moving in 1909 to Kansas City, MO. Hillel Americanized his name from Hillel Agronsky to Harry Agron. This would cause some confusion in public records as his brother Hershel also changed his name to Harry Agron.

Harry and Sofie's family was listed on the 1910 census in Kansas City. Harry was working as a kosher butcher:

1910 Jackson Co., MO, Kansas City 6th WD, p. 167
Harry Agronsky, 30, m'd 15 yrs, Russia (Yiddish), Russia (Yiddish), Russia (Yiddish), alien, came to US in 1906, native language Yiddish, butcher, owner of business,
Sofie, 33, 6 chdn; 6 living, Russia (Yiddish), Russia (Yiddish), Russia (Yiddish), came to US 1906, native language Yiddish
Morris, 13, same as parents, but speaks English
Hanna, 11, same as parents, but speaks English
Freda, 10, same as parents, but speaks English
Annie, 9, same as parents, but speaks English
Jake, 7, same as parents, but speaks English
Harry, 5, same as parents, but speaks English

In 1920, Harry was the owner of a grocery store and Harry's widowed mother Hilda/Hoda was living with them:

1920 Jackson Co., MO, Kansas City, 5th WD, p. 202
Harry Agron, 47, nat'd, came 1908, Russia Russia Russia speaks Yiddish, proprietor grocery store
Sophie, 40, came 1908, Russia Yiddish
Jacob, 16, Russia
Harry, 14, Russia
Eugene, 8, MO
Annie, 15, niece, Russia, stenographer in office
Hody, 80, MOTHER, Russia Yiddish, came 1908

Sofie died in 1951, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, aged 70 years, and was buried at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery. Harry died in 1957 and was buried next to her.


1. Morris Agron, b. 1896, Ukraine; came to America with parents in 1906.

2. Hannah Agron, b. 14 May 1898, Chernobyl, Ukraine; came to America with parents in 1906; m. 1st 9 Jan 1916, Kansas City, MO to Joseph Katz [b. 28 Mar 1892, Russia]; m. 2nd 1961 to ____ Passman; she d. 7 Sep 1984, Palm Springs, CA.

3. Frieda Agron, b. 1901, Ukraine; d. 21 Oct 1910, Jackson Co., MO, age 9, of typhoid fever; buried Sheffield Cemetery.

4. Jake "Jack" Agron, b. 1 Apr 1903, Novgorod, Seversk Ukraine; m. 15 Apr 1923 to Edith Kohn/Cohen [b. 9 May 1906, Atchison KS]; d. 24 Oct 1969, Kansas City, MO.

5. Florence Anne Agron, b. 21 Oct 1904, Ukraine; m. 6 Jun 1927, Kansas City, MO to David Bodker [b. 4 Oct 1904, London, England]; she d. 22 Nov 1991, Kansas City, MO.

6. Harry Agron, b. Jun 1905; Ukraine.

7. Eugene Agron, b. 25 Jan 1912; d. Nov 1976, Kansas City, MO; d. Nov 1976.

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  • Created by: Bev Golden
  • Added: 29 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72202464
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Hillel Agron (1867–14 Oct 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72202464, citing Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Bev Golden (contributor 47513910) .