Aaron Lipsitz’s


Burton, SC


Aaron Lipsitz (1853-1922) owned a general merchandise store in Burton, South Carolina. On July 1, 1922, a man robbed and assaulted Lipsitz in his store. Lipsitz died at the Thompson Memorial of the Riverside Infirmary in Charleston on July 11, 1922, from the wounds he sustained during the robbery. After Lipsitz’s death, his son and daughter-in-law took over the store.

Main Image: Reprinted from The State, July 6, 1922.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation.

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