Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952

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Rabbi, of Galveston, Tex.

From the description of Papers, 1875-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70947200

Henry Cohen was born April 7, 1863 in London England. In 1884 he was ordained a rabbi and led congregations in Kingston, Jamaica (1884-1885) and Woodville, Mississippi (1885-1888) before transferring to Galveston, Texas where he led the Temple B'nai Israel from 1888 to 1949. Cohen was influential in religious and social welfare activities in Texas; he was especially well-known for his work on hospitals, schools, and immigration issues. A noted prison reformer, Cohen served on the Texas Prison Board. An authority on the Talmud, Cohen published a number of essays. He married Mollie Levy of Galveston and the couple had two children.

From the guide to the Henry Cohen Papers 23361291., 1850-1951, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Rabbi, born London, England. Served congregations in Kingston, Jamaica (1884-1885), and Woodville, Mississippi (1885-1888), before transferring to Galveston, where he served Congregation B'nai Israel from 1888 to 1949.

From the description of Cohen, Henry, personal correspondence, 1850-1951. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23285413

Henry Cohen was born April 7, 1863, in London, England. In 1884 he was ordained a rabbi and worked in Kingston, Jamaica, and Woodville, Mississippi, before being transferred to Galveston to head the Temple B'nai Israel.

Cohen was known for his hospital and rehabilitation work and for helping Jewish immigrants. He was appointed to the Texas Prison Board and was noted as a prison reformer. Cohen was an authority on the Talmud and published a number of essays. He married Mollie Levy of Galveston. The couple had two children.

From the description of Cohen, Henry, photographs, 1880-1950. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38947583

Rabbi,

born London, England. Served as Rabbi of congregations in Kingston, Jamaica (1884-1885), and Woodville, Mississippi (1885-1888), before transferring to Galveston, where he served as Rabbi of Congregation B'nai Israel from 1888 to 1949.

From the description of Cohen, Henry, papers, 1850-1951, 1881-1951. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23361291

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referencedIn Shlenker family. Shlenker-Hirsch-Moyse family papers, 1878-1949 (bulk 1878-1896, 1907-1909, 1941-1949). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952. Autograph letter signed Henry Cohen to: "My Dear Sir" August 18, 1925. Wellesley College
referencedIn Jewish Immigrant Information Bureau (Galveston, Tex.). Galveston Immigration Plan Records, undated, 1901-1920 American Jewish Historical Society
creatorOf Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952. Cohen, Henry, personal correspondence, 1850-1951. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952. Papers, 1875-1952. American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952. Cohen, Henry, photographs, 1880-1950. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Cohen family. Papers, 1807-1867. American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952. Cohen, Henry, papers, 1850-1951, 1881-1951. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Henry Cohen Papers 23361291., 1850-1951 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
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associatedWith Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 person
associatedWith Barton, Clara, 1821-1912 person
associatedWith Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925 person
associatedWith Carr, John Foster, 1869-1939 person
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associatedWith Cohen, Harry Isaac, 1893- person
associatedWith Cohen, Henry, III. person
associatedWith Cohen, Henry, III. person
associatedWith Cohen, Mollie. person
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associatedWith Cohen, Robert I., 1856-1934 person
associatedWith Colquitt, Oscar Branch, 1861-1940 person
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associatedWith Connally, Tom, 1877-1963 person
associatedWith Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938 person
associatedWith Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964 person
associatedWith Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968 person
associatedWith Foster, Marcellus E. (Marcellus Elliott), b. 1870 person
associatedWith Frank, Leo, 1884-1915. person
associatedWith Frisch, Ruth Cohen. person
associatedWith Frisch, Ruth Cohen. person
associatedWith Fullerton, Hugh S. (Hugh Stuart), 1873-1945. person
correspondedWith Garrison family. family
associatedWith Gladney, Edna. person
associatedWith Gladney, Edna. person
associatedWith Hobby, William Pettus, 1878-1964 person
associatedWith Jewish Immigrant Information Bureau (Galveston, Tex.) person
associatedWith Joske, Alexander. person
associatedWith Joske, Alexander. person
associatedWith Keeler, Helen, 1880-1968. person
associatedWith Keller, Helen, 1880-1968 person
associatedWith Kempner, Harris, 1837-1894 person
associatedWith Kruger, Sam. person
associatedWith Kruger, Sam. person
associatedWith Lomax, John Avery, 1867-1948 person
associatedWith Marcus, Herbert. person
associatedWith Marcus, Herbert, 1878-1950. person
associatedWith Marcus, Stanley, 1905- person
associatedWith Moody, Daniel James, 1893-1966 person
associatedWith Ransom, Harry Huntt, 1908- person
correspondedWith Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
associatedWith Rotary Club (Galveston, Tex.) corporateBody
associatedWith Sakowitz, Tobias. person
associatedWith Sakowitz, Tobias. person
associatedWith Sanger, Alex. person
associatedWith Sanger, Alex. person
associatedWith Schiff, Jacob H. (Jacob Henry), 1847-1920 person
associatedWith Sealy, John, 1822-1884 person
associatedWith Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946 person
associatedWith Sheppard, Morris, 1875-1941 person
associatedWith Shlenker family. family
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 person
associatedWith Temple B'nai Israel (Galveston, Tex.) corporateBody
associatedWith Texas. Dept. of Corrections. corporateBody
associatedWith Texas. Dept. of Corrections. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 person
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Birth 1863-04-07

Death 1952-06-12

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