YITSKHOK-YANKL (JACOB I.) DOROSHKIN (September 15, 1892-July 11, 1986)
He was born in Zhitkovitsh (Zhitkovichi, Zhytkavichy), Byelorussia. He studied with private tutors. In 1906 he emigrated to the United States. He worked for many years as a tailor. Initially he lived in New York and later in Florida. Among his books: Fun zhitkovitsh iber der velt, a teyl epizodn fun mayn lebn (From Zhitlovitsh across the world, some of the episodes from my life) (New York, 1972), 314 pp.; Vortslen fun der mishpokhe granadir, fun zhitkovitsh biz amerike (Roots of the Granadir family, from Zhitkovitsh to America) (West Palm Beach, 1979), 243 pp.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 189.