Person:Isaac Claff (1)

Isaac Claff
b.1837 Russia
d.25 APR 1915
  1. Isaac Claff1837 - 1915
m. 1857
  1. Abraham Claff1863 - 1932
  2. Benjamin Claff1866 - 1933
  3. Edwin Claff1867 - 1945
  4. Minnie (Esther) F. Claff1867 -
  5. Mark Benjamin Claff1868 - 1928
  6. Elizabeth Lorainne Claff1875 -
  7. Sarah ClaffAbt 1877 -
  8. Lena Leah Claff1877 - 1934
  9. Marie Claff1878 -
  10. Rose Claff1880 -
  11. Anna Claff1883 - 1940
  12. Maude E. Claff1884 -
Facts and Events
Name Isaac Claff
Gender Male
Birth? 1837 Russia
Marriage 1857 to Rebecca (Rita) Rowd
Occupation? Rabbi
Death? 25 APR 1915

According to Barbara Eppy, Isaac and his family lived in Everett, MA. His obituary appeared in the Boston Jewish Advocate Obituary issue of 4/30/15, available in the Boston Public Library, which reads:


"Mr. Isaac Claff, formerly of 31 Clifton Ave., Everett, passed away Sunday eveneing [April 25, 1915] at the Hebrew Ladies' Home for the Aged. His funeral took place on Monday afternoon from the Home.

"Mr. Claff, to his last moment, worked ardently for the Zionist movement, particularly for the National Fund. Till within a few months ago he was always active selling stamps and shares. Before Purim his leg was amputated, and since then Mr. Claff suffered continually, and on Sunday evening passed away, aged seventy-eight.

"His death will be mourned by all Senior and Junior Zionists and Jews of Boston, and Chelsea, as well as Roxbury and Dorchester. Mr. Claff is survived by a wife and twelve children.

"He lived quietly, working ardently for the cause, until his health failed him. On June 6th, a house which Mr. Claff had built in Palestine, was to have been raffled, and he had made all preparations to journey to the Holy Land. Now the house will be dedicated to his name."

Nothing appeared that week in the Boston Globe.

Isaac's death certificate from Everett, MA, lists his father as William Claff, born in Russia, and his mother's name as Esther, maiden name unknown, born in Russia. His occupation is listed as Merchant (retired). His place of burial is Woburn, MA (Chelra Kadisha), Undertaker J. Stanetsky. He died of mitral regurgitaion, certified by Dr. Frank Hughes, his son-in-law, who undoubtedly obtained the information from his wife Marie Claff Hughes, since no informant is listed. Isaac's address is listed as 41 Clifton Ave., not 31 as given above.

Note - There was also a Private Isaac Claff in the American Revolutionary War (