Rebecca Rubin


Summerton, SC

FAMILIES: Rubin; Margulis

Rebecca Margulis Rubin (1894-1962) immigrated to the United States from Russia around 1908 with her husband, Sam Rubin (1888-1940), and her husband’s uncle, Nathan Levine (1887-1964). The trio lived in New York City before they moved to Summerton, South Carolina in 1919. After they arrived in Summerton, Sam started a general merchandise business, which he operated until his death in 1940. Nathan also started a general merchandise business, which he operated until around the time of his death in 1964. According to the 1940 U.S. Census, Rebecca worked as a saleslady at a general merchandise store, presumably that of her husband. The 1950 U.S. Census lists Rebecca’s occupation as a merchant at a retail dry goods store. As Rebecca remained in Summerton after her husband’s death, she likely either continued the operation of her husband’s business or worked at Nathan’s store.

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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