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Rebecca (Siegal) Solomon (abt. 1882)

Rebecca "Becky, Betty" Solomon formerly Siegal
Born about in Romaniamap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married before 1903 in Romaniamap
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 31 Jul 2017
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Rebecca was the wife of William Solomon. She was born in Romania in about 1882. She was married by about 1903.

Her husband emigrated to America in 1907, settling in Chicago. Rebecca and their Romanian-born children followed later.

Isadore, their first U.S.-born child, was born in Chicago on 4 October 1910. The birth registration identifies his parents as William Solomon, 30, and Becky Siegal, 28.[1]

In January 1920, the 1920 U.S. Census recorded William and Rebecca Solomon, ages 39 and 38, in Chicago, Illinois, with children Morris, 17; Harry, 15; Isadore, 9; Dorothy, 8; Mollie, 5 years and 4 months; and Sam, 1 year and 1 month. William, Rebecca, Morris, and Harry were reported to be natives of Roumania and native speakers of Yiddish, while the younger children were born in Illinois. William was reported to be a tailor working in a tailor shop; the census record shows that he worked for wages, indicating that he didn't own his own shop.[2]

The 1930 U.S. Census recorded William Solomon, age 50 and a tailor, at 1617 S. St. Louis Ave. in Chicago with wife Betty Solomon, 48; and children Edward Solomon, 19; Dorothy Solomon, 18; Molly Solomon, 15; and Sam Solomon, 11. (The names "Betty" and "Edward" are likely to be americanized versions of Rebecca and Isadore.) William and Betty were born in Roumania and had immigrated in 1907 and 1910, respectively; the children all were born in Illinois. William was 20 at his first marriage and Betty was 18. Edward was a salesman and Dorothy was a stenographer for "WFarCo" (Wells Fargo Company?). William owned their home, valued at $15,000.[3]


  1. "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 18 May 2016), Solomon, 04 Oct 1910; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, reference/certificate 16642, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,288,205.
  2. United States Census, 1920. Enumeration sheet for Chicago Ward 20, Cook (Chicago), Illinois; Roll: T625_331; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 1139; Image: 316. Accessed at
  3. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2015), Illinois > Cook > Chicago (Districts 0751-1000) > ED 877 > image 40 of 48; citing NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002).

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