Sunday 4 October 2015


SHLOYME-SHIYE GRINBLOY (February 15, 1876-August 30, 1938)
            He was born in Kupishok (Kupiskis), Kovno district, Lithuania.  He was raised in Jakobstadt (Jēkabpils), Courland.  He studied in religious elementary school and a Russian public school.  He later worked as a bookkeeper and merchant in Warsaw.  From 1904 he was living in London, and from 1908 in the United States.  He settled in Chicago in 1909.  He began writing in London in 1904.  He contributed pieces to the daily Der yidisher advertayzer (The Jewish advertiser), edited by K. Marmor, Der yidisher ekspres (The Jewish express), and Der idisher zhurnal (The Jewish journal).  In Chicago he placed work in Liebling’s Prese (Press), in the daily Velt (World), and in Der idisher rekord (The Jewish record), for which he served as news editor and wrote current events articles, humorous sketches, and feature pieces.  He died in Chicago.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1; Indritses yontef shriftn (New York) (September 1938); American Jewish Year Book (1939).

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