Benjamin Bear Lefton

M, b. circa 1881, d. 26 September 1943
Father*Benjamin Lewton b. 1849, d. 1912
Mother*Perla Saper Leftin
     Benjamin Bear Lefton married Jennie Libby Lipsitz Lefton. Benjamin Bear Lefton was born circa 1881 at Russia-Poland. He was the son of Benjamin Lewton and Perla Saper Leftin. Benjamin Bear Lefton was born on 1 January 1886 at Andrzejewo, Lomza, Poland; per 1913 Declaration of Intention; birthplace given as Anzshieva, Russia. He was born on 1 January 1886 at Jenzshow, Russia; per 1918 SS Registration. He was buried in 1943 at St. Louis, Missouri; in Chevra Kadisha Adas B'Nai Israel cemetery. He died on 26 September 1943.
     He immigrated on 17 September 1905 to St Alban's, Vermont; crossed border from Quebec as Berke LEFTON, age 21; from Janczewo, en route to brother Mr D Lefton, 1401 N. 13th Street, St. Louis, Missouri; aboard Dominion, from Liverpool. He lived in 1907 at 827 Morgan, St. Louis, Missouri; in St. Louis city directory; as Benjamin LEFTON; shoe. He lived in 1909 at 827 Morgan, St. Louis, Missouri; in St. Louis city directory as Benjamin LEFTON, presser. He lived between 1911 and 1914 at 1915 Biddle, St. Louis, Missouri; in St. Louis city directory as Benjamin LEFTON, grocer. He was filed Declaration of Intention as Ben LEFTON; occupation grocer on 7 November 1913 at 1915 Biddle, St. Louis, Missouri. He lived between 1915 and 1916 at 1915 Biddle, St. Louis, Missouri; in St. Louis city directory as B. LEFTON, agent. He lived in 1917 at 1406A N. 22nd, St. Louis, Missouri; in St. Louis city directory, as Benjamin LEFTON, pedlar. He lived in 1918 at 1406A N. 22nd, St. Louis, Missouri; in St. Louis city directory, as Benjamin LEFTON, junk. He was registered for Selective Service, as Ben LEFTON; birthplace Jenshow, Russia; occupation junk peddlar; closest kin wife Jennie LEFTON on 12 September 1918 at 3921 Page Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri. He appeared on the census of 5 January 1920 at 3921 Page Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri. He lived in 1921 at 3921 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri; in St. Louis city directory; peddler. He lived in 1922 at 3921 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri; in St. Louis city directory; junk. He lived in 1923 at 3921 Page Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri; in St. Louis city directory as Ben LEFTON, junk dealer. He appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at 1400 Walton, St. Louis, Missouri. He appeared on the census of 2 April 1940 at 1400 Walton, St Louis, Missouri; as Benjamin LIFTON; owner, old metal.

Family: Jennie Libby Lipsitz Lefton b. c 1886, d. 28 Oct 1976

Benjamin Lewton (b 1849), Benjamin Bear Lefton (1881-1942), Joseph Lefton (b 1908) and Samuel I Lefton (1906-74), circa 1912, St Louis
Benjamin Bear Lefton (1881-1942)