Finger’s Dry Goods Store


Lake View, SC


Morris Finger (1870-1955) immigrated to the United States from Russia with his parents in 1886. He later married fellow Russian immigrant Sarah Pliskin (1880-1987) and started a family in Orangeburg. After operating a men’s haberdashery store in the Garden City, Morris moved to Marion with his family to open a general store in the 1910s. With their children fully grown, Morris and Sarah moved to Dillon County in the 1930s, and Morris opened Finger’s Dry Goods Store. He retired shortly before his death in 1955.

Main Image: Obituary for Morris Finger. Reprinted from The State, April 23, 1955.

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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