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Abraham Pressman (1902 - 1976)

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Abraham Pressman
1902 - 1976
Born
January 5, 1902
Russia
Death
April 26, 1976
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Other Names
Abraham David Pressman
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Abraham Pressman was born on January 5, 1902 in Russia. He died on April 26, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States at 74 years of age.
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Updated: September 22, 2022
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Abraham David Pressman was born to Sarah and Morris Pressman in Russia. Both of his parents were also born in Russia. He had siblings Annie, Max, and Lena Pressman. When Abraham was 8, he and his family were living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his father owned a clothing shop. Abraham David Pressman married Rose Bazrod (1902 - 1985) in 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The had children Sophie (1926 - 1985) and Josephine (1932 - 2010) Pressman. When Abraham was 40, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsyvania, with his wife and working for Morris Rudnick. He was 5 feet 8.5 inches tall, weighed 172 pounds, and had brown eyes, black hair, and a dark complexion.
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Abraham Pressman
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Abraham Pressman
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Abraham David Pressman
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19152
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Abraham Pressman died on in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania United States
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Mount Lebanon Cemetery 235 Maple St, in Collingdale, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania 17046, United States
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Abraham David Pressman was Caucasian. He was born in Russia, therefore of Russian heritage.

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Born in Russia, Abraham Pressman immigrated to the United States and settled in Pennsylvania. He spent the rest of his life in and around Philadelphia, Pennsyvlania.
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Abraham owned a fur retail shop.

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Abraham Pressman died on April 26, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States at 74 years of age. he was buried in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Collingdale, Pennsylvania United States. He was born on January 5, 1902 in Russia. We have no information about Abraham's family or relationships.
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1902 - 1976 World Events

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In 1902, in the year that Abraham Pressman was born, the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1919, he was 17 years old when in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1920, by the time he was 18 years old, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1934, at the age of 32 years old, Abraham was alive when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1976, in the year of Abraham Pressman's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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