Samuel Lipton

Merchant
c.1913-1917


Gray’s Hill, SC 29906

FAMILIES: Lipton; Stern; Young

Samuel Lipton (1894-1983) immigrated to the United States from Lithuania in 1913. After he arrived in the United States, Lipton followed a relative to Dale, South Carolina, and worked in his relative’s general store. Soon thereafter, Lipton opened his own general store in Gray’s Hill, which he ran until he enlisted in the army upon the United States’ entry into World War I. Following the war, Lipton returned to the Lowcountry, and married Helen Stern (1898-1987) in 1922. Around this time, Lipton took over a cobbler shop on Parris Island previously owned by another Jewish family, the Youngs. Lipton ran the cobbler shop until his death in 1983.

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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