Alexander Goldiner (1900-1983) was born in Brooklyn, New York to Louis (1870-1940) and Dina Goldiner (1869-1942), who immigrated to the United States from Eastern Europe. Louis worked as a neckwear manufacturer until he moved the family to Manning County, South Carolina after 1910. Louis owned stores in Turbeville, South Carolina and New Zion, South Carolina until he went bankrupt in 1916. In 1917, Alexander was working as a salesman at The Battery in Sumter, South Carolina. In 1930, he was working as a salesclerk at an unidentified dry goods store. By 1940, however, he had opened his own dry goods store in Orangeburg. Around 1942, Alexander closed his store and went to work for Benjamin’s Department Store in St. Matthews, South Carolina.