S. FINESTONE (b. April 15, 1888)
He was born in Lide (Lida), Vilna district, Lithuania, to a father who worked as a scribe. In 1902 he came to the United States, where he worked as a tailor, an employee in a business, a scribe, and a teacher as well. He graduated in chemistry from Syracuse University. He published a series of popular scientific articles in Forverts (Forward) and Fraynd (Friend) in New York. In book form: Khemye tsu lezn un tsu lernen (Chemistry to read about and learn), edited by Tsvien (New York: Workmen’s Circle, 1920), 272 pp., with drawings and images specially adapted for the Yiddish reader and a short chemistry dictionary.
Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; Moyshe Shtarkman, in Yorbukh fun natsyonaln komitet far der vokh fun yidishn bukh (Yearbook for the national committee for the week of the Yiddish book) (New York, 1942), p. 50.
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