Kaufmann Brothers


Greenville, SC

FAMILIES: Kaufmann

Harry Kaufmann ran an auto parts store in Greenville, South Carolina. After he fell ill in the fall of 1922, his brother-in-law, Victor Davis (1895-1958), and sister, Mollie Kaufmann Davis (1898-1987), moved to Greenville from Flint, Michigan to help him run the business. Victor left Harry’s business in 1926 and founded Davis Battery Electric Co. in 1926.

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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