Witcover Dry Goods

Merchant
c. 1890 – c. 1904

Darlington
, SC

FAMILIES: Witcover

Polish immigrants Wolfe (1848-1904) and Dora Witcover (1845-1924) moved from Timmonsville to Darlington sometime between 1880 and 1900, where he continued to work as a merchant. Following Wolfe’s death, Dora operated a boarding house that catered to young Jewish men. All eight of their children were born in South Carolina: Simon (b. 1869), Hyman, David (1873-1952), Lena (1874-1960), Estella, Theresa, Irene, and Miriam. The 1910 census listed David as a merchant in Darlington.

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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