W. Witcover

c. 1865 - c. 1885

Timmonsville, SC 29161

FAMILIES: Witcover

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map for Timmonsville, 1899

Polish immigrants Wolfe (1848-1904) and Dora Witcover (1845-1924) arrived in the United States at the beginning of the Civil War, and decided to leave Atlanta around 1865. They moved to Timmonsville, South Carolina, where they opened a dry goods store. By 1870, William (Wolfe), a grocer, and Dora, who was “keeping house,” had a personal estate was valued at $1,000. In 1880, the store was listed as both groceries and dry goods. They left Timmonsville for Darlington sometime between 1880 and 1900.

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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