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Joel Manuel (#46494625)
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Bio Photo Edits and emails about transfers etc will be handled within two or three days of receipt (I've got a lot going in my personal life so sometimes it may take a few days). Please note that I will NOT be sending email acknowledgements after changes are made. When you email me, check back in a couple of days and corrections/edits should be made. Thanks!
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Robert Johnson
Find A Grave Memorial# 5781583
ZALE, MORRIS BERNARD (1901–1995). Morris B. Zale, jewelry store entrepreneur, son of Libby and Samuel Zalefsky, was born on September 5, 1901, in Shereshov, Russia. He migrated to the United States in 1908 as a child, fleeing the poverty and pogroms of Tsarist Russia. In 1910, after a brief stay in New York, the family eventually settled in Fort Worth. Because of financial difficulties, Zale dropped out of school following completion of the seventh grade. Young Morris Zale was introduced to the jewelry business by his uncle, Sam Kruger. In 1920 Zale managed Kruger Jewelry Store in Burkburnett before opening his own business in Graham in 1922. That first "store" was rented space in a Graham drugstore. Two years later Zale rejoined his uncle's store in Wichita Falls, because of Ku Klux Klan activity in Graham. He became a partner with his uncle in Zale Jewelry Corporation in 1924, opening the first Zale Jewelry Store at the corner of Eighth and Ohio. In 1925 he married Edna Lipshy, and he and his brother-in-law Ben built the business together. Zale broke with the cash-only policy of jewelry retailing, offering credit to working-class customers and allowing payment in installments. Other innovations were an employee profit-sharing plan, mass advertising, a commitment to sales training, and development of a corporate child-care facility. Zale opened a permanent office in Antwerp, Belgium, to buy uncut stones, a first for the retail jewelry business. During the Great Depression the company was caught with a large debt but was able to pay it off over five years. Following World War II massive expansion took place, ultimately making Zale's the world's largest retail jeweler. Morris Zale was known for his philanthropy, financing an orphanage for young war victims in 1947 in Europe and supporting it for four decades. He started the Zale Foundation in 1951 to expand his activities. The foundation supported numerous charities and educational activities. Zale relinquished the company presidency to his brother-in-law Ben Lipshy in 1957 but continued to serve as chairman of the board of directors. Zale retired as chairman of the company in 1971. He was the recipient of many awards including the National Brotherhood award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Zale died on March 8, 1995, and was buried at Sparkman/Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas. He had three children.orris Zale memorial

Added by Robert Johnson on Nov 08, 2015 8:36 AM
Freida Fontenot
Francois Reed
Francois was my Greatgreat grandfather.I would like to add information

His Father was " Frank" Francois Reed
Mother Anastasie McGee

Ortere Marie

Ados Marie

Thank you Freida G Fontenot
Added by Freida Fontenot on Nov 03, 2015 12:26 AM
Brenda Menard Cobb
Thank you so much for the transfer!
Added by Brenda Menard Cobb on Oct 19, 2015 2:32 PM
Brenda Menard Cobb
Joe would you kindly transfer management of my grandfather to me. Eddie J Men are # 5931468
My # 48734052
Brenda Menard Cobb
Added by Brenda Menard Cobb on Oct 19, 2015 6:07 AM
Kelli Smythe
William Allison
Thank you so very much for the transfer of my uncle
Added by Kelli Smythe on Oct 14, 2015 8:05 PM
Timothy Perry
Cemetiere de Coteau
are you related to the Manuels in this cemetery? If so, I am as well and would like to talk with you about them sometime.
Tim Perry
Added by Timothy Perry on Oct 07, 2015 11:31 AM
Mark Morrow
( ͜ ¸.•°͡ ) ★ THANK YOU ☆

Thank You Joel! I appreciate the transfers of Octave & Leocade Lebouef. Thank you for your many contributions on Find A Grave. The work you have done on Find A Grave has been a tremendous help in locating many family burial sites.

Added by Mark Morrow on Oct 02, 2015 5:16 AM
Greg Schmidt
Giuseppe Scalco - 6551193
My apologies, there was a duplicate Nicolo Scalco that I sent you, Giuseppe should be linked to 6551193 - the other has now been deleted

If you would like, you can transfer this record to me

I am the great grandson of Giuseppe and the most active in our family in Genealogy

Likewise, I will take his wife Sarah 6551194


Greg Schmidt
Added by Greg Schmidt on Sep 30, 2015 8:57 AM
Thank you
I am a granddaughter of Elmer Smith. Thank you for your post.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2015 5:11 PM
Verna H. Gatlin
Pearl Demars Young
Joel, A Special Thank You for Linking Pearl Young Demars to her Parents, Nora and Louie Demars. Verna
Added by Verna H. Gatlin on Sep 24, 2015 8:10 PM
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