Harry Darwin Oppenheimer

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Harry Darwin Oppenheimer

Also Known As: "Henry", "Harold"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: October 31, 1953 (75)
Chicago, IL, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Sigmund Oppenheimer and Babette Aberle Oppenheimer
Husband of Ida Oppenheimer, Twin of Belle
Father of Babs Oppenheimer; Seymour Oppenheimer and Edward Oppenheimer
Brother of Addie Kempner; Henrietta Rosenthal and Antoinette Oppenheimer

Occupation: Sausage Casings
Managed by: Marcus James Israel
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About Harry Darwin Oppenheimer

See his father's profile regarding S. Oppenheimer & Co., international dealers in sausage casings. The following memoir explains that Harry started his own company, the Oppenheimer Casing Co., in Chicago.

"A Short Narrative History of S. Oppenheimer & Co. -- Its Rise To Eminence -- Its Fall From Grace" https://jacullman.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/oppenheimer-casings.pdf

The image is of a G-Scale model of a refrigerated train car (a "reefer" in train terms) owned by Harry Oppenheimer's company. It is of a type known as a "billboard reefer" because the side is painted as an advertisement for the company, who owned the car outright and paid haulage fees to the railroad line for transport, rather than loading their goods into anonymous freight cars owned by the rail lines. Billboard reefers were very popular with large companies from around World War One to the Depression; they were considered to be a form of advertisement, as people would see the cars when stopped at grade crossings or when driving on a road parallel to the tracks. This model was made by Charles Ro of USA Trains, but the Oppenheimer Casing Co. billboard reefer has been a popular subject for modelers in other scales for many years, and models can be found in the O, HO, and N scale by makers such as Lionel as well. "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2M4-DBNS : 17 May 2016), Babette Aberle in entry for Harry Darwin Oppenheimer, 31 Oct 1953; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .

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Harry Darwin Oppenheimer's Timeline

November 4, 1877
New York, New York, United States
Age 23
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Age 27
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Age 33
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
October 31, 1953
Age 75
Chicago, IL, United States