Abraham Abraham

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Birthday
9, 1843
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 28, 1911 (68)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
9, 1843
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 28, 1911 (68)

About

Co-founder of the New York City Department store Abraham & Straus. His retail chain was later bought out by Macy's.

Before Fame

As a teenager, he worked at the Hart & Dettlebach department store in New Jersey, earning a salary of one dollar per week.

Trivia

A notable philanthropist, he funded the establishment of the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital.

Family Life

He was the New York-born son of Judah Abraham and Sarah Sussman. Nina Rothschild Utne, his great-great-granddaughter, became a prominent publisher.

Associated With

Roland Hussey Macy, Sr. founded the Macy's department store chain, which eventually incorporated Abraham's smaller Abraham & Straus chain.