Name: Doris Shapiro
Birth: 20 JUN 1891 in Altynovka, Ukraine, Russia 1
Death: 28 DEC 1980 in Dallas, Texas 2
_FA1: Ironing; Candymaking
_FA3: Ukraine; MO; KS; Dallas TX
ALIA: Dasha /Shapiro/
Change Date: 21 DEC 2013
My mother, Doris Shapiro, better known as Dasha, was the 4th daughter and 5th of seven children (5 girls and 2 boys) o f Norman (Notie or Note) and Debbie (Dobe) Shapiro, nee Lubinski.
They had a little tea/sandwich/cookie shop as their livelihood, and Mama helped in the shop.
After my father had sent money for all his family to leave Russia, he sent money for my mother.
My mother was glad to go: there was little opportunity of any kind there. She left Russia in 1911, at age 19[?]. Sh e always said she had no fear and looked forward to coming... but many years later, she said there was great sadness i n leaving her family.
Mother said she spent two days in Germany coming to the U.S. Her trip was five weeks duration. At this time, the Ne w York harbor and Ellis Island were overpopulated--there was a quota. She arrived in Philadelphia, but that port too w as overburdened, and the new immigrants were diverted to Galveston, which the U.S. Government had recently designated a s another port of entry. That is why during this period of time that Mom came to the U.S., most of the boats came thr ough Galveston.... and added to the length of time she was on the boat.
So it was through Galveston my mother arrived in the U.S., where she was met by the Jewish Federation. My mother sai d she wore a large hat with a feather in it when she stepped ashore, and also had long pigtails (we have a picture of h er in pigtails).
My mother immediately went to St. Joseph, Missouri, where her cousin Elke Chernicoff had settled. Mother looked forwar d to seeing Elke. After Mom was here, she sent after Auntie Anna & Sophie. They all lived for a while with Mrs. Chern icoff, until Auntie and Sophie found other quarters or an apartment. For some time, Auntie Anna was not happy here, bu t after a while she got used to it. Mom stayed on with Mrs. Chernicoff, who, though particular and exacting, was goo d to the girls, and Mom had a lot of respect for her. Mom said Elke treated her and her sisters with love and care.
In February, 1916 my parents were married in Kansas City, Missouri.
My mother worked in a candy factory. (Years later she said the strong sweet smell of the candy had almost made her ill , and in later life she didn't care much for candy.) She also ironed shirts for a living.
Mom's mother was killed during the Revolution. Before my dear mom died, she sat on the edge of the bed and cried abou t her own mother.
--Hannah Brahinsky, daughter of Doris (Dasha) Shapiro Brahinsky
Father: Norman Shapiro b: UNKNOWN in Ukraine, Russia
Mother: Debbie Lubinski b: UNKNOWN in Ukraine, Russia
Nathan Brahinsky b: 15 JAN 1887 in Altynovka, Ukraine, Russia
11 FEB 1916
in Kansas City, Missouri 3
- Henry Joseph Brahinsky b: 6 JAN 1917 in Kansas City, Missouri
- Pauline Dorothy Brahinsky b: 23 MAR 1919 in Concordia, Kansas
- Hannah Brahinsky b: 31 JAN 1922 in Saint Joseph, Missouri
- Helen Brahinsky b: 31 JAN 1922 in Saint Joseph, Missouri
- David Brahinsky b: ABT 1925 in ?
- Living Brahinsky
- Text: April 1930 census shows age as 38, which would imply a birth date between April 1891 and March 1892, inclusive. Rootsw eb.com (ssdi) gives birthdate as 06/20/1890. Jewishgen Burial Registry gives birth date as 22 June 1893.
- Text: (personal knowledge)
- Text: Marriage License No. 40971, Jackson Co., Missouri. Image retrieved from http://records.co.jackson.mo.us