DOVID SVEY (1880-August 31, 1954)
He was born in Latvia. For a time he was a schoolteacher. In 1904 he immigrated to the United States and there worked as a tailor in a sweatshop. During the daytime he sat by a sewing machine, and at night he wrote articles and sketches of working life which he published in a variety of union publications under the pen name of Ben-Yekhezkl. He was also a regular contributor to Cleveland’s newspaper Di idishe velt (The Jewish world). In his last years he was editor of the Cincinnati section of this newspaper, which in 1948 became a weekly and shortly thereafter a monthly. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Sources: Obituary notices in Tog and Forverts (New York) (August 31, 1954); American Jewish Yearbook (New York, 1955-1956).