May 7

In 1940, Marya Jacobs nee Zarywacz passed away at the age of 75. She was my great grandmother, my maternal grandfather’s mother. She was born in Poland, but came to America with my grandfather and another son in 1920, joining her husband and all of their living children. At the time of her death, she was living in my grandparents’ house, and died suddenly in the dentist’s chair. Mary and Isaac had 12 children, 9 of whom came to America.

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