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The Rubinstein Family
My great-great-great-grandparents Moses and Rachel Rubinstein lived in the town of Leckava in Lithuania. Their daughter, my great-great-grandmother Hannah Deborah Rubinstein (born 1848, known as Dora) married my great-great-grandfather Michael Harmel in Dublin in 1883. They had 9 children - Arthur, Helen, Ted, Ethel, Rose (my great-grandmother), Abraham, Simon, Molly and Cissie. (See Harmel page for further details).
Hannah's brother Joseph Rubinstein (born c.1857) and his wife Sarah (Spiro) married in Lithuania in c.1881 before emigrating to the UK, first to Glasgow and then to Dublin. In 1905 the family emigrated on to South Africa. Joseph and Sarah had 11 children (born in Glasgow and Dublin) - Annie, Becky, Louis, Barney, Bessie, Robert, Harry, Rose (aka Posie), Abraham, Maurice and Isaac (aka Eric). Joseph thrived in the property business in South Africa, and most of the family remains there (although Posie (Rose) Rubinstein, who married Nathan Wolfson, emigrated back to Glasgow, and settled there.) Amongst those who remained in South Africa, Becky Rubinstein was married to Louis Margolis, and Annie Rubinstein to Simon Fridjhon.
Although distance separated this family in South Africa from my grandmother's family in Ireland, she clearly remembered her cousins Louis and Becky Margolis, and their children Rachel Margolis, (who married Gus Ackerman), Arky Margolis and Doris Margolis,
Hannah and Joseph Rubinstein had at least three brothers, Boruch Rubinstein, Hessel Rubinstein and Harry Rubinstein. Hessel and Harry emigrated from Lithuania, first to Dublin and then to Bulawayo (now in Zimbabwe).
The film star Edana Romney (1919-2002), born Edna Rubinstein in South Africa, was apparently related to this family, though the exact connection is not clear.
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The family of Hannah (Dora) Rubinstein (Harmel)
(my great-great-grandmother), For full details, see the family of Michael Harmel on the Harmel page, here.
The family of Joseph Rubinstein
Rose (aka Posie)
Isaac (aka Eric).
The family of Boruch Rubinstein
The family of Hessel Rubinstein
The family of Harry Rubinstein