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Elias Margolis

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Meretch, Merkine, Lithuania
Death: November 26, 1946 (66)
Mt. Vernon, NY
Place of Burial: Hawthorne, Westchester, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Margolis and Hinde Bernstein
Husband of Esther Mollie MARGOLIS
Father of Nathaniel David Leon Margolis; Issac MARGOLIS; Asher Margolis; Judith Rachel Margolis; Ruth Adele Margolis and 1 other
Brother of Anna Ginsberg; Max Leopold Margolis; Lena Ginsberg; Bertha Barnett and Ida MARGOLIS

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About Elias Margolis

Born on July 15, 1880 in Merecz, Vilna, Poland (now Lithuania). Died on November 26, 1946. Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Section 10, Plot 51, 80 Commerce Street, Hawthorne, NY 10532 (USA).

According to Rosenstein (1984) his date of death was 27 Nov, 1946 in Mt. Vernon, NY. He married Esther Molly Jacobson on 17 April 1910 in NYC.


  1. Isaac 1911
  2. Nathaniel 1913
  3. Asher Jacob 1914
  4. Judith Ruth 1917
  5. Ruth Adele 1919

Margolis, Elias. Rabbi (since 1903) of Temple Emanu-El, Pueblo, Colo. Born July 15, 1879, at Merecz, Government Vilna, Russia. Son of Rabbi Isaac Margolis and Hinda Zirilstein. Educated at public schools of New York City; Professor Felix Adler's Ethical Culture School; high school, Cincinnati, Ohio; University of Cincinnati (B. A., 1900); University of California; and Hebrew Union College (Rabbi, 1901). Rabbi of Congregation Re'im Ahuvim, Stockton, Cal., 1901-1903. Address: Pueblo, Colo.

Rosenberg: Born July 15th, 1880 in Merecz, province of Vilna, Russia, the son of Rabbi Issac and Hinde (Zirilstein) Margolis. Came to America with parents, November 1886. Received elementary education in New York City public schools and a Workingman's (now Ethical Culture) School. In 1893 entered Hughes High School and Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio. Received the degree of Bachelor of Hebrew Literature from latter institution in 1897 and the degree of Rabbi in 1901. Entered the University of Cincinnati in 1896 and received the Bachelor of Arts in 1900. Graduate student in Semitic Languages, University of California, 1901 - 1903. Rabbi in Stockton, Cal. and Pueblo, Col., 1901 - 1905. Social worker, New York City 1906 - 1910. Rabbi, Congregation Beni-El, New York City, 1910 - 1914. Congregation Sheerith Judah, New York City, 1914 - . Extension Instructor in Semitic Languages, Columbia University, 1912 - .

See for photographs apparently of Elias Margolis and Esther Molly Jacobson and their young children.

His ancestry can be found in Rosenstein (1984) The Margolis Family, on page 1.

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Elias Margolis's Timeline

July 15, 1880
Merkine, Lithuania
March 6, 1911
Age 30
March 6, 1911
Age 30
New York, NY, USA
May 20, 1913
Age 32
November 22, 1914
Age 34
New York, NY, USA
July 18, 1917
Age 37
October 7, 1919
Age 39
November 26, 1946
Age 66
Mt. Vernon, NY
Hawthorne, Westchester, NY, USA