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Posted by: Paul G. Speyer (ID *****8431) Date: March 06, 2003 at 18:45:08
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If this family looks familar to anyone, please contact me. Thanks! Fredreica

Descendants of Louis Levy





Generation No. 1



1. LOUIS1 LEVY was born Abt. 1817 in England. He married CAROLINE. She
was born Abt. January 1819 in England.



Notes for LOUIS LEVY:

Census 1870

County: PUTNAM Locale: SOUTHEAST

Post Office served by: Mahopac Falls, NY

Series: M593 Roll: 1077 Part: 1

Page: 176A

Lewis LEVY; Age: 53; Gender: M; Race: W; Occupation: Cigar Manufacturer;
$1000 Personal Real Estate; Birthplace: ENGL; Parents Foreign Born; Male
Citizen

Caroline LEVY; 51; Female; White; Keeping House; Born England; Parents
Foreign Born

Annie Frankford; 27; Female; White; Born England; Parents Foreign Born

Philip LEVY; 25; Male; White; Cigar Maker; Born England; Parents Foreign
Born; does not have right to vote

Joseph LEVY; 23; Male; White; Cigar Maker; Born England; Parents Foreign
Born; does not have right to vote

Kate LEVY; 20; Female; White; at home; Born England; Parents Foreign Born

Henry LEVY; 15; Male; White; at home; Born New York; Parents Foreign Born

Rosette LEVY; 22; Female; White; at home; Born England; Parents Foreign Born
(Is this Rosa, the wife of Philip?)

Frances LEVY; 20; Female; White; Born New York; Parents Foreign Born (is
this Fannie, the wife of Joseph?)

Caroline LEVY; 0/12 mos; Female; born May; White; New York; Parents Foreign
Born

Alexander LEVY; 0/12 mos; born May; Male; White; New York; Parents Foreign
Born (Could this be "our" Alexander?)

Cassie Frankford; age 7; female; white; born NY; parents foreign born

Louis Frankford; age 4; male; white; born NY; parents foreign born

Isaac Frankford; age 1; male; white; born NY; parents foreign born



1880 United States Census

Census Place Brooklyn, Kings (Brooklyn), New York City-Greater, New York

Family History Library Film 1254853

NA Film Number T9-0853

Page Number 188A



Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's
Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Louis LEVY Self M Male W 63 ENG Segar Store ENG ENG

Caroline LEVY Wife M Female W 61 ENG Keeping House ENG ENG

Caroline LEVY GDau S Female W 16 NY At Home ENG ENG

Benj. BIRDSALL Son S Male W 22 NY Law Student ENG ENG





Children of LOUIS LEVY and CAROLINE are:

2. i. ANNIE2 LEVY, b. Abt. 1843.

3. ii. PHILIP LEVY, b. Abt. November 1845, England.

4. iii. JOSEPH L. LEVY, b. Abt. November 1847, England.

iv. KATE LEVY, b. Abt. 1850; m. MR. ISAACS.



Notes for KATE LEVY:

1880 United States Census

Census Place 3rd Ward, Oswego, Oswego, New York

Family History Library Film 1254914

NA Film Number T9-0914

Page Number 405C



Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace

Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Henry ISAACS Self M Male W 34 ENG Clerk In Store ENG ENG

Kate ISAACS Wife M Female W 28 ENG Keeping House ENG ENG
(Could this be Joseph's sister, Kate Levy?)

Carrie L. ISAACS Dau S Female W 3 CT ENG ENG

Louis B. ISAACS Son S Male W 1 NY ENG ENG

Joseph LEVEY1 Other M Male W 31 ENG Cigar Dealer ENG ENG

Fanny LEVEY2 Other M Female W 29 NY Clerk In Cigar Store ENG
ENG

Alexander LEVEY3 Other S Male W 10 NY At School ENG NY

Amelia LEVEY4 Other S Female W 6 NY At School ENG NY

Grace L. LEVEY5 Other S Female W 3 NY ENG NY



Notes

1LISTED AS BOARDER ON FILM

2DAU OF JOSEPF

3SON OF JOSEPH

4DAU OF JOSEPF

5DAU OF JOSEPF





v. HENRY LEVY, b. Abt. 1855.





Generation No. 2



2. ANNIE2 LEVY (LOUIS1) was born Abt. 1843. She married MR. FRANKFORD.



Children of ANNIE LEVY and MR. FRANKFORD are:

i. LOUIS3 FRANKFORD, b. 1866.

ii. ISAAC FRANKFORD, b. 1869.





3. PHILIP2 LEVY (LOUIS1) was born Abt. November 1845 in England. He
married ROSA. She was born Abt. October 1847 in England.



Notes for PHILIP LEVY:

1880 United States Census

Census Place Brooklyn, Kings (Brooklyn), New York

City-Greater, New York

Family History Library Film 1254844

NA Film Number T9-0844

Page Number 277D



Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's
Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Philip LEVY Self M Male W 34 ENGLAND Retail Segars ENGLAND
ENGLAND

Rosa LEVY Wife M Female W 32 ENGLAND Keeping House ENGLAND
ENGLAND

Millie LEVY Dau S Female W 9 CT At School ENGLAND ENGLAND

Alexdor H. LEVY Son S Male W 1 CT ENGLAND ENGLAND



Phillip Levy found in:



Census Microfilm Records: New York, 1900

Lived in: Manhattan Borough, New York County, New York

Series: T623 Microfilm: 1121 Book: 1 Page: 174

East 105th Street Enumeration District 901

74 69 464

LEVY, Phillip; head; male; white; Nov 1845; age 64; married 31 years; born
England; parents born England; immigrated 1849; in US 51 years; naturalized;
paper salesman

LEVY, Rosie; wife; white; female; Oct 1847; age 52; married 31 years; 4
children/3 living; born England; parents born England; immigrated 1849; in
US 51 years

LEVY, Alexander; son; male; white; born Sept 1877; age 22; single; born NY;
parents born England; hat salesman;

LEVY, Louis; son; son; male; white; born Dec 1881; age 18; single; born NY;
parents born England;

LEVY, Carrie; mother; female; white; born Jan 1819; age 86; widowed; 18
kids/7 living; born England; parents born England; immigrated 1849; in US 51
years





Children of PHILIP LEVY and ROSA are:

i. AMELIA3 LEVY, b. Abt. 1871, Connecticut; m. MR.
ISAACSON.



Notes for AMELIA LEVY:

CENSUS 1920

State: New York County: Queens Township: Queens

1 Assembly District, Elmhurst

ED: 84

Roll: T625_1230 Page: 3B

Wool or Wand ? Street

Isaacson, Amelia - head - own home/no mortgage - female - white - age 48 -
widowed - CT - parents born England - housekeeping -

Isaacson, Katherine - dau - female - white - NY - father born New York -
mother born CT - cashier/store -

Isaacson, Mildred - dau - female - white - NY - father born New York -
mother born CT - stenographer/office

Levy, Phillip - father - male - white - age 75 - widowed - immigrated
1851/naturalized 1864 - England - parents born England - none





5. ii. ALEXANDER LEVY, b. Abt. September 1877, Connecticut.

iii. LOUIS LEVY, b. Abt. December 1881, New York.





4. JOSEPH L.2 LEVY (LOUIS1) was born Abt. November 1847 in England. He
married FANNIE. She was born Abt. August 1849 in New York.



Notes for JOSEPH L. LEVY:

1880 United States Census

Census Place 3rd Ward, Oswego, Oswego, New York

Family History Library Film 1254914

NA Film Number T9-0914

Page Number 380C



Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace

Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Joseph LEVY Self M Male W 32 ENG Tobacconist ENG ENG

Fannie LEVY Wife M Female W 30 NY Keeping House GER ENG

Alexander H. LEVY Son S Male W 10 NY Attending School ENG
NY

Amelia LEVY Dau S Female W 7 NY Attending School ENG NY

Grace LEVY Dau S Female W 3 NY Home ENG NY



Census 1900

Manhattan Borough, New York County, New York

Series: T623 Microfilm: 1121 Book: 1 Page: 167

300 or 301 East 104 Street

LEVY, Joseph; head; white; male; Nov 1847; age 53; married 31 years; born
Eng; parents born Eng; immigrated 1851; in US 48 years; naturalized;
occupation commercial traveler: rent home

LEVY, Fannie; wife; white; female; Aug 1849; age 50; married 31 years; 4
children/3 living; born NY; parents born NY

LEVY, Grace; dau; white; female; May 1877; age 23; single; born NY; father
born Eng; mother born NY; dress maker



I think I found him in 1910

12-WD MANHATTAN NEW YORK New York

Enumeration District 591

243 West 95th Street (I think)

Joseph L. Levy; head; white; male; age 62; married 27 years; born Eng;
parents born Eng; immigrated 1875; naturalized; Cigar store

Fannie Levy; wife; white; female; age 60; married 27 years; 1 child born/1
child living; born NY; father born Germany; mother born England

Grace L. LEVY; dau; white; female; May 1877; age 26; single; born NY; father
born Eng; mother born NY; stenographer office





Children of JOSEPH LEVY and FANNIE are:

6. i. ALEXANDER H.3 LEVY, b. Abt. May 1870, New York.

ii. CAROLINE LEVY, b. Abt. May 1870.

iii. AMELIA LEVY, b. Abt. 1874, New York.

iv. GRACE L. LEVY, b. Abt. May 1877, New York.





Generation No. 3



5. ALEXANDER3 LEVY (PHILIP2, LOUIS1) was born Abt. September 1877 in
Connecticut. He married FLORA.



Notes for ALEXANDER LEVY:

Census 1910

State: New Jersey County: HUDSON Locale: 11-WD JERSEY CITY

Enumeration District 200

Series: T624 Roll: 892 Part: 2 Page: 32B

385 64 195

Baldwin Avenue

Aleck Levy - Head - Gender: M - Race: W - Age: 31 - Married - 9 years -
Birthplace: CT - Parents born England - Hatter Maker/Mfg Est -

Flora Levy - wife - female - white - age 33 - married 9 years - 2 children/2
living - born Germany - parents born Germany - immigrated 1897

Harold Levy - son - male - white - age 8 - born NY - father born CT - mother
born Ger

Alice Levy - dau - female - white - age 7 - born NY - father born CT -
mother born Ger

Philip Levy - father - male - white - age 61 - widowed - born England -
parents born England

Frankfort, Lewis L - boarder - male - white - age 17 - born New York -
parents born New York - Clerk/Brokerage

Frankfort, William - boarder - male - white - age 14 - born New York -
parents born New York - Errand Boy/Dept Store





CENSUS 1920

State: New York County: Queens Township: Queens

1 Assembly District, Elmhurst

ED: 84

Roll: T625_1230 Page: 3B

Levy, Alexander - head - own home/mortgage - male - white - Age: 42 -
married - Birthplace New York - Parents born England - clerk/shipping

Levy, Flora - wife - female - white - 42 - married - immigrated 18?? -
naturalized 1901 - born France - Parents born France - housekeeping

Levy, Alice - dau - female - white - 16 - single - born NY - father born
NY - mother born France - stenographer/office

Levy, Harold - son - male - white - 15 - single - born NY - father born NY -
mother born France - ? phone/office







Children of ALEXANDER LEVY and FLORA are:

i. HAROLD4 LEVY, b. Abt. 1902.

ii. ALICE LEVY, b. Abt. 1903.





6. ALEXANDER H.3 LEVY (JOSEPH L.2, LOUIS1) was born Abt. May 1870 in New
York. He married FLORA CANTOR. She was born July 04, 1868 in New York.



Notes for ALEXANDER H. LEVY:

As per letter, dated 9 July 1997, from cousin Ellen Korn: Alexander Levy's
parents were from England. Alexander and Flora were not practicing Jews as
adults, but Christian Scientists. Other family surnames were Weinstein and
Cohen.



1893 - Levy, Alex., bookkeeper, h. 635 Baltic

1894 - Levy, Alex. H., salesman, h. 635A Baltic

1896 - Levy, Alex. H., bookkeeper, h. 251 Harrison (now Kane St.)

1897 - Levy, Alex. H., bookkeeper, h. 251 Harrison (now Kane St.)

1901 - Levy, Alex. H., bookkeeper, h. 424 E.9th St..



Census 1910

State: New Jersey County: HUDSON Locale: 9-WD JERSEY CITY

Enumeration District 184

Series: T624 Roll: 892 Part: 1 Page: 225A

15 Bond Street

Alexander H. Levy - Head - Gender: M - Race: W - Age: 39 - married 17
years - Birthplace: NY - father born Eng - mother born NY - bookkeeper/Hat
& Cap Factory -

Flora E Levy - wife - female - white - age 41 - married 17 years - 3
children/3 living - born New York - parents born Eng -

Russell E Levy - son - male - white - age 14 - single - born New York -
parents born NY -

Alvin E Levy - son - male - white - age 11 - single - born New York -
parents born NY -

Ruth S Levy - dau - female - white - age 4 - single - born New Jersey -
parents born NY -



1920 Census for Jersey City, Hudson Co, NJ

living at 146 Clinton Street

Alexander H. Levy age 49 of CT, father born London, mother born England -
Office Manager

Laura (Flora?) Levy, wife, age 50 born NY, father and mother born England

Russell Levy, son, age 23, born Brooklyn, father and mother born England -
musician

Alvin Levy, son, age 21, born NY, father and mother born England - auto
salesman

Ruth Levy, daughter, age 14, born NJ, father born England, mother born NY





1930 US Census

Jersey City; Hudson County; New Jersey

9th Ward; Block 906; ED 127

Roll: T626_1354; Page: 35A

Fairmont Avenue

Leva, Alexander H; Lodger; male; white; age 59; widowed; no; yes; NY; Eng;
NY; Teacher; Music



Notes for FLORA CANTOR:

As per letter, dated 9 July 1997, from Cousin Ellen Korn: Flora Kanter was
born in New York and her family was from London. She died of breast cancer.



Brooklyn, New York Directories, 1888-1890



Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year

Samuel Cantor cigarmkr 159 Wyckoff Brooklyn NY 1888, 1889

Samuel Cantor cigarmkr. 339 Union Brooklyn NY 1889, 1890

1893 - Cantor, Samuel, cigarmaker, h. 242 Bergen

1894 - Cantor, Samuel, cigarmaker, h. 242 Bergen

1896 - Cantor, Samuel, cigarmaker, h. 235 Bergen

1903 - Cantor, Samuel, cigarmaker, h. 80 Clinton av.







1880 US Census

District 9, New York, New York, New York

page 423A

Samuel Cantor, head, Cigar Maker, age 50, born England

Sarah Cantor, wife, Keeps House, age 48, born England

Caroline Cantor, dau ,Dress Maker, age 16, born NY

Agnes Cantor, dau, Dress Maker, age 14, born NY

Laura (Flora?) Cantor, dau, At School, age 12, born NY (Date of Birth: July

04, 1868)

Anna Cantor, dau, At School, age 9, born NY

Zachariah Cantor, son, At School, age 7, born NY

Joseph Cantor, son, age 4, born NY



1900 US Census

Ward 25, ED 434, Page 263

Putnam Ave.

Joseph A. Daz???, head

Carrie B. , wife, born July 1865, age 34, married 7 years, 3

children/1 living, born NY, parents born Eng.

Sydney C. , son,

Samuel Cantor, father-in-law, born Nov 1830, age 70, widowed, born Eng.,

immigrated 1868 (that doesn't jive with birth of children in NY?) Cigar

Maker



MARRIAGE 1929

Brooklyn Daily Standard Union

Marriage Licenses Issued

KINGS Co....Brooklyn

CANTOR... Joseph..29...... 29 Putnam av.

PITKAVIRIA..28...29 Putnam av.





1900 US Census

Ward 9, ED 114, Page 68

690 DeGraw Street

Zachariah Cantor, head, born Sept 1872, age 27, born NY, parents born Eng.,

occ: ????ping book (keeping books?)

Rachel Cantor, wife, born Sept 1876, age 24, married 2 years, no children,

born NY











Children of ALEXANDER LEVY and FLORA CANTOR are:

i. RUSSELL ENTON4 LANNING, b. April 22, 1895,
Brooklyn, New York, New York; d. February 01, 1959, Florida; m. (1) MARION
GARDNER MCNAIR; b. July 1897; d. Unknown, Unknown; m. (2) DOROTHY JANE
CRESSELL; b. July 01, 1917, Kearney NJ; d. July 12, 1984, Albuquerque, NM.



Notes for RUSSELL ENTON LANNING:

As per letter, dated 9 July 1997, from cousin Ellen Korn: Russell Enton
Lanning died at age 64 of a massive heart attack while living in Florida.
Actually, his name was not Lanning, but the Jewish name of Levy. Our
grandfather Russell and his brother Alvin were both in the service during
World War I. We have a picture of him in uniform dated 1918. As their
sister, Aunt Ruth, told it, the brothers "did not like the way they were
treated" due to their last name being Levy, so after the war they both had
it changed, legally, to Lanning. Russell and Alvin spent their entire adult
lives both personally and professionally with the last name of Lanning and
were both legally married to their respective spouses with the name of
Lanning.



Military Roster for Russell E. LEVY

War: WWI

State (resided or served): NJ

Company or Division: 6

Residence: 40 Gardner Avenue

Source: 'Jersey Journal', pub. Apr 15 1918

Notes: Drafted



Hudson County

Gardner Avenue

Streets in Jersey City, NJ Enumeration District 9-131



From Marjorie Lanning Sons:

Russell ENTON Lanning was named after the doctor who delivered him.



More About RUSSELL ENTON LANNING:

Burial: Woodlawn Park - Miami Florida



More About DOROTHY JANE CRESSELL:

Burial: Woodlawn Park - Miami Florida



ii. ALVIN EVERETT LANNING, b. September 10, 1898,
Brooklyn, NY; d. April 1969, Florida; m. ANNE.



Notes for ALVIN EVERETT LANNING:

From Marjorie Lanning Sons



Alvin Lanning (Levy) died of a heart attack. He had a pacemaker. He and
Anne lived in New Jersey and then in Islamorada, Florida. They owned the
Sandy Beach and Cottages, a casual set of bungalows along the east side of
the Key. He and Anne had one daughter, Marilyn. As I recall, Marilyn has
one daughter. That girl is probably about 63 years old, now. I met her
when she was probably age 8. I think that Marilyn is a writer and she has
been published.



Birth Cert. #13863 Kings, Borough of Brooklyn

10 Sept. 1898

Alvin Everett Levy

male - no.of child of mother - 2

POB - East 15th - 29W

Mother - Flora Cantor - 30 yrs. old - born U.S.

Father - Alexander H. Levy - 28 - "

Bookkeeper



ALVIN LANNING

SSN 144-09-2627 Residence: 33036 Islamorada, Monroe, FL

Born 10 Sep 1898

Died Apr 1969 Issued: NJ (Before 1951)





iii. RUTH LEVY.




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