there is a gnarl in the Seligman family tree, it's
at Nathan Seligman. He married three times, twice to sisters
with children by previous marriages,
and sired seven children (including two sets of
twins, one fraternal, one identical).
Like his brother
Abe, Nathan left Russia in about
1904, stopping off in England for a few months
where he worked in a
arriving in the U.S., he lived in New York. In 1907,
he was joined by his daughter Esther, wife Fannie
and her daughter Anne. Fannie quickly bore four boys,
and the family then went to
worked as shoe manufacturers.
Fannie died in 1911. Shortly after, Nathan married her sister
Gussie, who bore him two sons but died herself in 1916. He moved to
Newark, but soon returned to Boston. He was forced
by circumstances to place sons Jacob and Harry in foster
homes for a time and the two youngest boys at
the Wayside Inn Boys' School, started by Henry Ford.
He died in 1954, leaving seven children and 12