Gershon Garkavy

M, b. 1823, d. 1865
Father*Rabbi Movsha Shlomo Garkavy b. 1801, d. 11 May 1876
Mother*Etl Benyaminova (?) b. 1801, d. 1882
     Gershon Garkavy married Sarah Leybovna Zalkind, daughter of Rabbi Leyb Zalkind. Gershon Garkavy was born in 1823. He was the son of Rabbi Movsha Shlomo Garkavy and Etl Benyaminova (?) Gershon Garkavy was born in 1825; per 1858 Revision List. He died in 1865. He died in 1875.
     He was Self-educated, he combined the knowledge of the Torah with wisdom. Was versed in “chochmat Israel”, knew several European languages (Russian, German and French) as well as oriental languages (particularly Arabic and Aramaic). He had an extensive library, which was available to anyone who craved for knowledge. All the young maskilim of the town who endeavoured to acquire an education gathered in his house. Gershon died in 1875 aged 52 years. In the “Hamagid” of that year (November 20) an obituary appeared written by the official Rabbi of Novogrudok, Chaim Yelin.
(Novogrudok Yitzkor book.) He appeared on the census of 1834 at Novogrudok, Novogrudok, Minsk; as Gershon GARKAVY, age 9. He appeared on the census of October 1850 at Novogrudok, Novogrudok, Minsk; appeared on the 1850 Revision List as Gershon GARKAVY, age 25.