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.


Above Image: The Goldstein Family with Sadie in the front right. Photo uploaded to Ancestry.com in 2012

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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