Moses "Moe" Epstein

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Moses "Moe" Epstein

Also Known As: "Mose", "Moe"
Birthplace: Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana, United States
Death: January 01, 1932 (79)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States (Meningitis)
Place of Burial: Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Abram Epstein and Betty Epstein
Husband of Henrietta Epstein
Father of Miriam Bamberger and Jerome Zachariah Epstein
Brother of Bena Epstein; Meyer S Epstein; Private; Harry Epstein; Hannah Levy and 5 others
Half brother of Private

Managed by: Hatte Anne Blejer
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About Moses "Moe" Epstein

Moses Epstein is living in 1870 with implied parents, Abe Epstein and Bertha Epstein (US Census).

The Find A Grave record has parents Abraham and Betty Epstein.

Either those are his parents or he had biological and adopted parents. See the biography below which was from a book about Frankfort notables. I assumed that Moses Epstein gave the biographer this information about his parents being Zachariah Epstein and Marianne Steinhart Epstein.

MOSES EPSTEIN is one of Frankfort’s oldest business men, with a record of  over half a century of constructive work in commercial affairs and as a civic  leader, and his generosity and devotion to the public welfare have caused him  to be appointed again and again to responsible positions in the state  service. Mr. Epstein was born at Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana, July 5,  1852, son of Zachariah and Marianne (Steinhart) Epstein. His father was born  in 1818, in Luxemburg, Germany, came to this country in 1845 and died in  1887. He was a merchant. Moses Epstein was educated in Louisville, Kentucky,  and on April 6, 1876, began his career as a merchant in Frankfort, Indiana.  He has to his credit many outstanding services in general community welfare.  In 1886 he was made secretary of the Frankfort & State Line Railroad Company,  owning and operating a road that is now part of the Nickel Plate System. Mr.  Epstein is a former president of the Frankfort Lyceum League, which many  years ago brought to Frankfort the influences of noted speakers, lecturers  and musicians. Mr. Epstein has served as chairman of the State Joint  Purchasing Committee. In 1911 Gov. Thomas R. Marshall one of the trustees of  the Northern Indiana Hospital appointed him for the Insane at Logansport, and  for many years has been president of the board. He was successively appointed  by Governor Ralston, by Governor Goodrich, Gov. Warren T. McCray, and on  April 10, 1927, by Governor Jackson. Mr. Epstein has been president of the  Clinton County Children’s Guardian Board and Clinton County Board of  Charities since 1895. He was a member of the executive committee of the  Indiana State Conference of Charities and Corrections in 1921-22, was a  director of the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce from 1915 to 1925, and in 1917  was appointed Clinton County director of the United States Boys’ Working  Reserve for special war service. He was appointed by the board of county  commissioners a trustee of the Clinton County Hospital and was president of  the board during the erection and equipment of the hospital. Mr. Epstein has  been deeply interested in Indiana history and has been the means of promoting  general interest in the work done by the Indiana State Historical Society, of  which he is a member. He is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias and B. P.  0. Elks. Mr. Epstein married at Washington, D. C., March 27, 1889, Miss  Henrietta Gradwohl, daughter of Leopold Gradwohl. Mrs. Epstein passed away  December 26, 1902, leaving two children, Mrs. Miriam Bamberger, who has two  children, and Jerome, of Dayton, Ohio, who is married and has one son.

Moses Epstein, for 20 years a member of the board of Longcliff hospital, died Friday at Milwaukee. The body was shipped to Frankfort, Ind., from where funeral services were held Monday.

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Moses "Moe" Epstein's Timeline

July 5, 1852
Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana, United States
January 5, 1890
Frankfort, Clinton County, IN, United States
December 11, 1894
Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana, United States
January 1, 1932
Age 79
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States
Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana, United States