David Levi


St. Paul, SC


As a young man, David Levi (1854-1923) worked in his father Moses Levi’s (1827-1899) general merchandise store in Manning, South Carolina. By 1886, however, he had established his own general merchandise store in St. Paul, a small railroad town in rural Clarendon County. David operated the business until 1922. In addition to his store, he oversaw a large farm operation that included livestock, horses, and crops. David and his brother, Abe (1863-1917), founded the Levi Mercantile Company in Manning in 1900.

Main Image: An advertisement for Boscul Coffee sold at David Levi’s store. Reprinted from The Manning Times, October 3, 1917.

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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