J. S. Eron & Co.


103-105 East Main Street & Academy Street
Kingstree, SC

FAMILIES: Eron; Goldstein

In 1904, Sadie Goldstein (1883-1968), a New Jersey native and the daughter of Eastern European immigrants, married Jacob S. Eron (1874-1907) in North Carolina. The newlyweds moved to Kingstree, South Carolina later that year, and opened dry goods store J. S. Eron & Co. on East Main Street. In 1907, the store relocated to Academy Street. After Jacob Eron’s untimely death, Mrs. Eron continued to run the store. In 1910, she married David Silverman (1879-1936) of Atlanta, Georgia. In 1914, the Silvermans renovated the building occupied by J. S. Eron & Co. and renamed it Silverman’s Department Store. The store burned in 1981.

Main Image: Reprinted from The County Record, October 30, 1913.


Above Image: Reprinted from The County Record, September 17, 1908.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation. Longtime members of the JHSSC, Mr. Arnold obm, a merchant himself, and Mr. Farbstein obm were both children of South Carolina Jewish merchants.

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