Sam Friedman, Dry Goods

Merchant
c.1915-c.1924

King Street
Charletson, SC

FAMILIES: Friedman

Samuel “Sam” Friedman (1892-1961) immigrated to the United States from Grajewo, Poland in 1909. After he passed through Ellis Island, Friedman lived in New York for a short time before he moved to Charleston, South Carolina and opened a dry goods store on King Street. About five years after he married Polish immigrant Rebecca “Becky” Dreizyk (1894-1979) in 1919, Friedman moved his family to St. George, South Carolina, where he worked for Louis Lourie’s (1885-1948) clothing store.

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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