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Moishe Gershwin (Gershowitz)

Hebrew: משה מוישה גרשווין (גרשוביץ)
Also Known As: "Morris"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, gorod Sankt-Peterburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia (Russian Federation)
Death: May 14, 1932 (56-64)
Manhattan, New York, New York County, New York, United States (lymphatic leukemia)
Place of Burial: Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jakov Gershowitz and Sarah Sora Gershovitz
Husband of Rose Gershwin
Father of Ira Gershwin; George Gershwin; Arthur Gershwin and Frances Godowsky
Brother of Aaron Jacob Gershwin

Managed by: Carlos F. Bunge
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About Morris Gershwin

Father of Ira, George, Arthur, and Frances Gershwin. Born Moishe Gershovitz in St. Petersburg, Russia. Arrived in New York, 14 August 1890.

He married Rosa (Rose) Bruskin, who he had known in St. Petersburg, on 21 July 1895 in New York, New York. They became naturalized US citizens on 15 Jan 1898.

George Gershwin wrote of his father that he was "a very easy-going, humorous philosopher who took things as they came. He was at the time of his marriage, a foreman in a factory that made women's shoes. But in the next 20 years he moved his family no less than 28 times as his occupations shifted - part owner of a Turkish bath on the Bowery, part owner of a restaurant on Third Avenue, owner of a cigar store, and other pursuits."

Cause of death: lymphatic leukemia.

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Morris Gershwin's Timeline

1872
January 1872
Saint Petersburg, gorod Sankt-Peterburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia (Russian Federation)
1896
December 6, 1896
New York, NY, United States
1898
September 26, 1898
Brooklyn, NY, United States
1900
March 14, 1900
New York, NY, United States
1906
December 26, 1906
Manhattan, New York, New York County, New York, United States
1932
May 14, 1932
Age 60
Manhattan, New York, New York County, New York, United States
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Westchester Hills, Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, United States