Abraham “Abe” Goldstein (1898-1959) established Sample Shoe Store in the late 1910s, likely after he returned from serving overseas during World War I. Abraham “Abe” Goldstein (b. 1898-1959) was the son of Russian immigrants Louis Goldstein (1859-1923) and Rose Hecklin Goldstein (1865-1944), who arrived in New York in 1888 and 1891, respectively. A shoemaker by trade, Louis established his own store, Louis Goldstein, in Greenville by 1912. Abe Goldstein initially worked as a clerk for his father before establishing this business. He closed Sample Shoe Store and moved to Spartanburg by 1924, where he married Minna Goldstein (1906-1966). Together they operated Broadway Shoe Company. The Goldsteins had one daughter, Evelyn (1924-2003).