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Mildred Minnie Fishman Papers

Identifier: P-1000

Scope and Content Note

This collection mostly contains documents related to Mildred’s end-of-life arrangements. This includes her estate planning, and later the execution of her will by Reverend Felix I. Kahn, as well as records of the purchase of her and her husband Maurice’s burial plots at the Sharon Memorial Park. The collection also contains the vital and immigration records of Sarah Minnie Greenberg/Mildred Minnie Fishman, Isaac Greenberg, and Maurice Fishman. Additional papers from the State of New Hampshire document Maurice Fishman’s divorce from his first wife, Rose, in 1936.


  • undated, 1913-1996


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

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Biographical Note

Mildred Minnie Fishman was born Sarah Minnie Greenberg in Leeds, England in 1896. Her parents, Isaac and Ethel Shirnovich Greenberg, had emigrated from what is now Poland to England, and Isaac was naturalized there in 1913. The family immigrated to the United States in 1922 and settled in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Isaac became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1935.

Mildred became a naturalized citizen of the United States on August 22, 1939, a little over a month after her marriage to Maurice Fishman. The couple lived in Boston, where Mildred worked as a bookkeeper and Maurice worked as a salesman and hairdresser until Maurice’s death in 1953. Mildred died of pneumonia at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged in 1995.


  1. Material from the collection.


Isaac Greenberg is born.
Ethel Shirnovich is born.
Maurice Fishman is born.
Sarah Minnie Greenberg is born.
Isaac Greenberg is naturalized as a British subject.
The Greenbergs immigrate to the United States.
Isaac Greenberg becomes a naturalized citizen of the United States.
July 1939
Mildred Minnie Greenberg and Maurice Fishman marry.
August 1939
Mildred Fishman becomes a naturalized citizen of the United States.
Maurice Fishman dies.
Mildred Minnie Fishman dies.


0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)


Mildred Minnie Fishman was born Sarah Minnie Greenberg in Leeds, England in 1896 to Isaac and Ethel Greenberg. The family immigrated to Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1922, and in 1939, Mildred married Maurice Fishman and became a naturalized citizen of the United States. She died in 1995, and the bulk of this collection contains documents related to her end-of-life arrangements, including estate planning, burial arrangements, and will execution. The collection also contains vital and immigration records for Mildred, Maurice Fishman, and Isaac Greenberg.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Reverend Felix I. Kahn in 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Shannon Struble, 2015

Guide to the Mildred Minnie Fishman Papers, P-1000
Processed by Shannon Struble
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Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at American Ancestors Repository

99-101 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02116 United States