Julius and Toby Young

Merchant
c.1915-c.1925


Beaufort, SC

FAMILIES: Young

Julius Young (1879-1950) and his wife, Toby Rosenblatt Young (1886-1953), immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1904. The couple lived in various northern cities, and Julius worked many jobs, including as a piano maker. The couple migrated to Beaufort around 1915, where they initially made a living by collecting and selling junk. Eventually, the Youngs opened dry goods store, which they lived above. The store did well, the Youngs had several children, and they moved to the Christensen home, which they rented for many years. The Young family eventually opened furniture stores in Beaufort and a lumber mill in Burton.

Main Image: The Christensen home, Beaufort, SC
Courtesy of South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.

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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