Frances Garber

Frances Garber was interviewed by Rose Biderman on August 5, 1991. The image above is of Frances in 1923.

Garber discusses the Dallas Tailor and Laundry Supply. Garber explains how her family relocated from Baltimore, MD to Dallas, TX. The family had a child that required dryer climate due to health concerns, and so Garber’s parents decided to move to Texas and open a saloon.


Rose Gallin

Rose Gallin was born in La Crosse, WI in 1901 and raised in Marietta, OH. Her husband, Meyer Gallin, was born in Lithuania and came to the United States at age 16 in 1912. Meyer graduated high school in Loraine, OH and attended college at Ohio State. Before graduating,  he enlisted in the Jewish Legion in 1918. The couple met in Cleveland around 1923.

Meyer had a very good education in literature while growing up in Europe. He became an educator and built many Jewish schools throughout the midwest. They lived in Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee, before moving to Dallas in 1953.  Meyer was principal of the United Hebrew School in Dallas for 4 years in the 1950’s. His intellectualism and dedication to Jewish education were admired by the community.

Rose was interviewed by Ginger Jacobs in 1985.


Bea Fox

Bea Fox was interviewed by Rose Biderman on November 2, 1988.

Bea Fox was born in Clesqe, Poland. and came to America when she was about three years old. Her father, a builder, immigrated to New York first then sent for the rest of the family. They were one of a few observant families there. Bea moved to Dallas with her Husband in 1936.


Aron Finkelstein

Aron Finkelstein discusses growing up in Russia and moving to the United States around the first World War. He discusses his education in Vilnius, public school in the United States and attending Columbia University. Growing up in a non-religious house, he discusses religion and his family dynamics.

He was interviewed by Miriam Creemer in 1981.