Max Cohen (c.1885 - 1924)

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Birthplace: Saint Paul, MN, USA
Death: Died in Portland, Multnomah, OR, USA
Occupation: Cigar & Soda Fountain Store, Cigar Dealer
Managed by: Marcus Cohen
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About Max Cohen

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NOTES - Max Cohen, b. 1885 St Paul Minn first son of Joseph Cohen and Seril Sarah Dubiver/DuBovy. Lived in St Paul Minn, The Dalles and Portland Oregon. 1906 enlisted in Company “D” 3rd Infantry, serving until 1909. In 1910 Max and brother Harry roomed at 208 SW 11th in Portland across from the Gevurtz and Kirschuer family. Max listed employment as cigars, Harry clothing. Max working at United Cigar Store 147 3rd PTLD, OR. Purchased Sunset Cigar Store located in the Wells Fargo Bldg. 85 Sixth SW Portland Oregon May 1 1914. One year later 19 Jan 1915 Sig. A. Cohen & Mrs Sig Cohen sold their half interest to Max. Four days prior Max and father Joe Cohen sign note to Hart Cigar Co. payable quarterly. Note was paid in full Aug 25, 1919. Max hired Clara Ann “Myrtle" Frost to work the soda fountain counter in the store at some point. They married 1916, had five children, Joseph Robert Cohen, then Seril Elizabeth Cohen, Maxine M, Cohen, David "Jim" Richard Cohen, and Max W. Cohen Jr b. 1923. Max Cohen Sr died 1924 at age 39, his son Max Cohen Jr age one year lending credence to Ashkenazi tradition one should not name a son after himself for fear the angel of death may mistake father for son. Max Cohen Sr was a member of Portland Lodge No 142 B.P.O.E., loaned his talent as a musician, and was generous to various humanitarian and political campaigns, USA and Isreal. 1909 Max was the Roosevelt Memorial Fund Captain representing the Retail Cigar Dealers. Charles F Berg and Max raised funds for many good causes from Zionist support groups to selling WWI liberty bonds. Maxs youngest brother Abe Cohen, a musician by trade who changed his name to Bobair often reminisced fondly that Max had given him work in the cigar store doing nothing more than “standing around and trying to look busy”. Max Cohen Sr was a member of The Dalles Oregon Columbia Athletic Club, and played on the first football team in The Dalles to be called The Invincibles. His brother, my great uncle Ben played on the last Invincible Team in 1915 with Bill Steers, Shy Huntington, and Hollis Huntington each of who made All American of Walter Camp. Two other members were Matthew Duffy and Warren Baker. The coach was Bob Murray who became a legend in his own time.

NEW NOTE AUG 19, 2011 - 1913 stock certificate lists name as Max G. Cohen

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Max Cohen's Timeline

1885
January 1, 1885
Saint Paul, MN, USA

1885 – Max Cohen, b. January 1, 1885 father Joseph Cohen birth place Poland occupation Clothing. Residence Robert St, St. Paul, Minn. Mothers maiden name Sarah born Austria, Physician or Midwife Tuchner, Legitimate Yes, Date Filed January 11, 1885

1899
September 9, 1899
- September 9, 1899
Age 14
The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States

The Dalles, OR Mr & Mrs J. Cohen and children living in the old Harris house back of their present residence. Runs a Racket Store in the East End

September 9, 1899
- September 9, 1899
Age 14
The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States

The Dalles Daily Chronicle (The Dalles, OR) 1899-09-09

Such a tooting and screeching of whistles as occurred at 1 :20 o'clock this morning was enough to waken a town twice the size of The Dalles; and when to those was soon added the awful clang of the fire bell, everybody was up and at the windows to ascertain if possible where the fire was. Such a headway had it gained that there was no trouble in discovering in what locality it was, but so deceiving is such a blaze that it was some time before those who remained down town determined that it was the old Harris house, just back of their present residence, and which was occupied by J. Cohen, who runs a racket store in the East End. Mrs. Cohen and the other members of the family were absent and only Mr. Cohen and his little boy were in the house at the time. They have no idea how the fire originated unless from fire which had been left in the stove or from a lamp which was burning. When they discovered it, they had just time to save themselves, and one of them grabbed a feather bed, so that all their furniture and belongings, including Mr. Cohen's watch, were destroyed. The Mt. Hood Hose Co. reached the scene, but could do nothing as there are no fire plugs in that vicinity, the nearest one being about a block this side of F. H. Howe's residence. The South Siders also started, but seeing how useless their trip was, abandoned it. Mr. Cohen was insured for $500, and Mr. Harris also has some insurance.

September 9, 1899
- September 9, 1899
Age 14
The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States

The Dalles Daily Chronicle (The Dalles, OR) 1899-09-09

Such a tooting and screeching of whistles as occurred at 1 :20 o'clock this morning was enough to waken a town twice the size of The Dalles; and when to those was soon added the awful clang of the fire bell, everybody was up and at the windows to ascertain if possible where the fire was. Such a headway had it gained that there was no trouble in discovering in what locality it was, but so deceiving is such a blaze that it was some time before those who remained down town determined that it was the old Harris house, just back of their present residence, and which was occupied by J. Cohen, who runs a racket store in the East End. Mrs. Cohen and the other members of the family were absent and only Mr. Cohen and his little boy were in the house at the time. They have no idea how the fire originated unless from fire which had been left in the stove or from a lamp which was burning. When they discovered it, they had just time to save themselves, and one of them grabbed a feather bed, so that all their furniture and belongings, including Mr. Cohen's watch, were destroyed. The Mt. Hood Hose Co. reached the scene, but could do nothing as there are no fire plugs in that vicinity, the nearest one being about a block this side of F. H. Howe's residence. The South Siders also started, but seeing how useless their trip was, abandoned it. Mr. Cohen was insured for $500, and Mr. Harris also has some insurance.

1904
1904
- 1905
Age 19
The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States
1904
- present
Age 19
The Dalles, Oregon, Oregon, United States
1905
1905
Age 20
Wasco, OR, USA
1906
May 17, 1906
- May 17, 1909
Age 21
The Dalles, Oregon, United States
1906
Age 21
OR, USA

1906 Columbia Football Team

1909
1909
- 1913
Age 24
Portland, Oregon, United States