According to his obituary in The State, Max Traub (1886-1954) was born in Lithuania and immigrated to the United States as a boy. He lived in Baltimore, Maryland until 1909, when he moved to Bishopville, South Carolina.1Around 1915, Traub opened a grocery store in that town. The store operated through at least 1916. After that, Traub engaged himself as a farmer and dealer of livestock, John Deere farm equipment, and Pontiac vehicles.
1 “Max Traub, Bishopville Business Man.” The State, June 13, 1954.