Everybody’s Store of Olanta


Sumter, SC

FAMILIES: Weinberg

In 1918, Henry Weinberg (1856-1941) and Walter Irvin Whitehead (1883-1945), a Gentile, received a charter from the Secretary of State for Everybody’s Store of Olanta, a general merchandise store in Sumter, South Carolina. After its charter was approved, no advertisements appeared in local newspapers for the store, suggesting that it had a short existence. Prior to opening Everybody’s Store of Olanta, Weinberg operated liquor saloons in Manning, Georgetown, and Elloree, South Carolina and worked as a cotton and real estate broker.

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.

JHSSC Office
Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center
96 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29424
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