reprinted from the Leavenworth Times, Thursday, February 4, 1909.


Simon Bernstein, 59 years old, died yesterday morning at 7 o'clock of pneumonia at his home, 323 Osage Street.

Mr. Bernstein was born in Russian-Poland in 1850, and at the age of 10 years left Poland and went to London where he worked until he earned enough money to pay his passage to America. He landed in New York when he was 14 years old, and two years later came to Atchison where he entered the clothing business. He lived in Atchison for thirty years. He later came to Leavenworth and started a pawn shop at 404 Shawnee street. He has been ailing for the last six or seven months.

Mr. Bernstein married Miss Rachael Salinger of Leavenworth after he came to Leavenworth. Mrs. Bernstein died a short while ago.

Mr. Bernstein is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert Robinson, a sister, Mrs. Rachael Rosenthal, and a brother, E. Bernstein.

The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence.

Date of death Wednesday, February 3, 1909

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