Aaron Brown, Shoemaker

Cobbler
1913-1920

160 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

FAMILIES: Bobrow

Morris Aaron Bobrow (b. 1880) immigrated from Russia to New York at the age of 12. He married Annie BoBrow (b. 1887), a fellow immigrant, and the couple moved across the South during the 1900s; their eldest two children were born in Alabama and Mississippi. The family  arrived in Spartanburg by 1913, where Aaron opened a shoemaking business at 149 ½ East Main Street. By 1916, the business was located at 160 East Main Street. The family left Spartanburg sometime after 1920.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation. Longtime members of the JHSSC, Mr. Arnold obm, a merchant himself, and Mr. Farbstein obm were both children of South Carolina Jewish merchants.

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