Person:Harold Schneider (1)

Harold W. 'Harry' Schneider, Retail Supermarket Professional
m. Bef 1904
  1. Clara Schneider1903 - 1983
  2. Minnie Schneider1905 - 1992
  3. Leona M. Schneider1910 - 1998
  4. Harold W. 'Harry' Schneider, Retail Supermarket Professional1913 - 2003
  5. Ervin Schneider1913 - 1972
  • HHarold W. 'Harry' Schneider, Retail Supermarket Professional1913 - 2003
  • WSara Kaplan1912 - 2002
Facts and Events
Name Harold W. 'Harry' Schneider, Retail Supermarket Professional
Gender Male
Birth[1][6] 22 Feb 1913 Livingston, Madison County, Illinois
Marriage to Sara Kaplan
Death[1][6] 18 Sep 2003 Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California

About Harry Schneider

Harold W. "Harry" Schneider was born 22 February 1913 in Livingston, Madison County, Illinois, the son of Samuel Nathan Schneider, Jr. and his wife Rebecka "Bella" Finer, both Russian Jewish immigrants that migrated to America by 1900. Prior to 1930, the family had re-located to Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, where Harry was listed in the U.S. Census, working as a clerk in a delicatessan.

Harry started his supermarket career at age 19, working for Safeway in Lincoln, Nebraska, his hometown. He worked his way up to Store Manager. In the 1940 U.S. Census, Harry Schneider [age 27] was listed as a Manager in a Retail Grocery Store, with wife Sarah [age 26] and son Harvey, then 2 years old. Also listed in the household was a Helen Zumple, their 21-year old maid.
When Harold came to Southern California, he spent most of his professional life working for supermarket chains in Southern California, specialzing in the deli side of the business.
He spent time working for Food Giant [for 6 years], Food Fair Markets, Boys Markets [for 12 years], and Foods Co., all growing multi-store chains during the 1960's - 1980's. At Foods Co., Schneider served as its Deli Director for several years.

Harry Schneider provided early leadership with a local trade association, the Southern California Deli Council (now known as the Dairy/Deli/Bakery Council of Southern California (DDBC)), and served as its fourth President in 1963, an organization which still exists in 2014.
Harry was present in the early days of the Deli Council when the first meetings were held at Syd Fischer's house until the group was large enough to be held in a small dining room at the Roger Young Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles. Harry was honored by the Deli Council in February 1964 with its first "Big Cheese" Award for his service to the Council, while working at Foods Co. Markets, and has the distinction of being the first person to receive the Deli Council's "Hall of Fame" award in 1983. He was a popular retailer that was highly regarded and respected for his industry knowledge and professionalism.

Harry Schneider passed away on 18 September 2003 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California. His contributions to the Southern California food industry will always be remembered and highly appreciated.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index: Death Master File, database. (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service).

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Name: Harry Schneider
    SSN: 508-10-4112
    Last Residence: 90405 Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, USA
    BORN: 22 Feb 1913
    Died: 18 Sep 2003
    State (Year) SSN issued: Nebraska (Before 1951

  2.   U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1. (United States).

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
    Name: Harry W Schneider
    Birth Date: 22 Feb 1913
    Phone Number: 492-9619
    Address: 10476 Dunleer Dr, Los Angeles, CA, 90064-4434
    [3232 Windflower Cir # 8, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360-6384 (1993)]

  3.   The Obituary Daily Times.

    Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-Current
    Name: Harry Schneider
    Age at Death: 90
    Birth Date: Abt 1913
    Birth Place: Livingston IL
    Death Date: abt 2003
    Death Place: Santa Monica CA
    Publication or Record Date: 20 Sep 2003
    Publication or Record Place: United States

  4.   United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T626).

    1930 United States Federal Census
    Name: Harry Schneider
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1913
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska
    Marital Status: Single
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Father's Name: Sam Schneider
    Father's Birthplace: Russia
    Mother's name: Rebecka Schneider
    Mother's Birthplace: Russia
    Occupation: Clerk, Delicattesan
    Attended School: Yes
    Military service: No
    Rent/home value: N/A
    Age at first marriage: N/A
    Parents' birthplace: Russia/Russia
    Household Members: Name Age
    Sam Schneider 48
    Rebecka Schneider 48
    Ervin Schneider 18
    Harry Schneider 17
    Leona Schneider 19

  5.   United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T627).

    1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    Name: Harry Schneider
    Respondent: Yes
    Age: 27
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1913
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Home in 1940: Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska
    Street: No 19
    House Number: 1336
    Farm: No
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska
    Residence in 1935: Same Place
    Sheet Number: 62A
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 73
    Occupation: Manager
    Industry: Retail Grocery
    House Owned or Rented: Rented
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 20
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
    Class of Worker: Working on own account
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
    Income: 0
    Income Other Sources: Yes
    Household Members: Name Age
    Harry Schneider 27
    Sara Schneider 26
    Harvey Schneider 2
    Helen Zumpfe 21 [Maid]

  6. 6.0 6.1 Public Member Trees.