Mollie Dolk Lurey


Greenville, SC

FAMILIES: Lurey; Dolk

In 1904, Mollie Dolk (1885-1983), immigrated from Austria to the United States. After she arrived in New York, Dolk moved to Rhode Island, where her sister resided. In 1907, she married Morris Lurey (1884-1963), who immigrated to the United States from Bialystok, Russia (present-day Bialystok, Poland) in 1903. In 1907, the couple moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina, where Morris’ brother, Jake Lurey (1880-1946), opened a shoe store. Around 1910, they moved again, this time to Greenville, South Carolina. There, Morris operated New York Shoe Store at 116 East Washington Street, while Mollie ran a small grocery store until about 1915.

Main Image: Mollie Dolk Lurey. Courtesy Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries

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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