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Xmas break at Club Ozark

Little Rock, Arkansas was ground zero for the Block family in the 1950s as all the children of Joseph & Fay Block (Raymond, Samuel, Emma, Lewis and Grace) lived there. During Christmas break, the great grandchildren, the Block family Baby … Continue reading

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Block’s jobs, some not so widely known

Many  family members know that Joseph Friedman “Bompa” Block and Raymond and Sam Block started Block Realty. Few of us have any clue as to Pappy’s jobs. Office Clerk – Wholesale dry goods (1920 Census in Harris County Texas) Real … Continue reading

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Pappy’s maternal grandparents

See Samuel & Rosa Marx Surname page based on information from the 1880 US Census.

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Pappy’s pop: Did you know?

Eduard Scharff, residing in Welsh, Louisiana, USA applied for a United States Passport on 7 May 1894. Eduard stated his birth date was 11 January, 1857 and his place of birth was Rhein Pfalz, Germany; which appears to have been … Continue reading

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Lynton Scharff lived where?

In 1900,  three year old Lynton “Pappy” Scharff lived in Jennings, Louisiana with Esther and Eduard, his parents. In 1910, Lynton 13, and his father Eduard Scharff were boarders  in the home of Sigmund and Mabel  Brown in Matagorda, Texas; … Continue reading

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