Solomon Prottas

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Solomon Prottas

Birthplace: Mir, Minsk, Russia
Death: Died in Seattle, King, Washington, United States
Place of Burial: Seattle, King, Washington, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of <private> Prottas and Rose Prottas
Husband of Jennie (Gittel) Prottas
Father of Louis Mitchell Prottas; Emma Rogers; William Prottas; Sam Prottas and George Prottas
Brother of Sophie Okan; William Prottas and Anne Appelzin

Occupation: Mohel, Shochet, Furniture, Hebrew school teacher, in the grocery business
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About Solomon Prottas


Solomon Prottas was educated in Minsk, Russia and employed as a teacher in Hebrew schools. He came with his family to New York in 1888 for six months, and then moved to New London, Connecticut, where he was a teacher and in the grocery business. In January of 1902, the family moved to Seattle, a place where some family had already resided, to be a teacher in Hebrew school and eventually own a furniture business on First Avenue. He was one of only three Jews featured in the book about early Seattle leaders, "Seattle and Environs" 1852-1954, Vol. II, Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. 1924. He was also a leader at Bikur Cholim and tried to make the word "modern" of real meaning (Jewish Transcript, 1924) and have students learn "about contemporary Jewish history and the expressiveness of modern Hebrew rather than merely translating a sacred text."


Shlomo ben Eliezer Michael. Came to U.S. 1891. Settled in Seattle 1902.

Buried in Bikur Cholim, Seattle, WA

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Solomon Prottas's Timeline

Mir, Minsk, Russia
Age 25
Kiev, Ukraine
July 1, 1893
Age 27
New London, Connecticut
September 14, 1895
Age 29
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Age 31
New London, CT, USA
May 20, 1899
Age 33
New London, Connecticut
January 1, 1908
Age 42
March 29, 1924
Age 58
Seattle, King, Washington, United States