Morris Finger


West Russell Street
Orangeburg, SC


Morris Finger (1870-1955) immigrated to the United States from Russia with his parents in 1886. He later married fellow Russian immigrant Sarah Pliskin (1880-1987) and started a family in the Garden City. There, Morris opened a men’s haberdashery store at 20 West Russell Street before moving with his wife and children to Marion to open a general store in the 1910s. Morris and Sarah later continued northward to Lake View where Morris opened a dry goods store.

Main Image: Postcard of Russell Street, c.1910. Published by Paul C. Koeber Co. for Sims’ Book Store in Orangeburg.

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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