Father: Bennett Cherlin
Mother: Yehudit (Sirry?) Cherlin
Spouse: Mire (Mirel Bat, Miriam)Ufland.Children:
Born ca. 1867, married 1891, died ca. 1903.
From Lennox Cherlin:
Believed to have immigrated from Russia to England together with his brother and his mother.
Abram died in an accident when Ben was 12 (Lennox) or 12/13 (Harry Brookes); this would be about 1903 - 12, according to Lennox; Abram was raised by his grandmother.
Brother went to America. Benjamin and his wife Ethel went to Australia as a wedding gift from their uncle. "The honeymoon extended to the rest of their lives."
From Harry Brookes:
Information extracted from a marriage certificate
Abram Cherlin was born in 1867 or 1868.
He was a watchmaker in 155 Cannon Street Road. He married Mire Ufland, born 1871 or 1872, in 1891. His father Bennett Cherlin, a cigarette maker, was deceased at that time; the bride's father, Louis Ufland, was a general dealer. Marriage conducted at the East London Synagogue, witnesses Israel Greenberg and A. Winkel.
After the death of the parents and the subsequent deaths of Ada and Kitty in the influenza epidemic of 1918, and Harry's death in WWI, the children were raised by their grandmother until Beryl's marriage to Chester Ward (1919). They then emigrated to Australia shortly after Beryl had returned to Australia with her husband.
Mire Ufland died of pleurisy while expecting another child. Her brother, who lived at 122 Riverside Dr., NY, came to London and offered to take Beryl back to the U.S. to educate her. She declined, preferring to stay to look after the family. There is a photograph showing him standing by his sister's grave in London. One of the Ufland descendants, Harry, is a film producer in Hollywood.
Matches a 1901 English census record for Abraham Cherlin. Mother inferred from that record (by date of birth). Sirry appears to be a form of Tsira.
Lennox notes that he was a master watchmaker. His uncle was a jeweller and his mother's brother was an assistant in the synagogue.
Our information came originally from Malcolm Cherlin in Australia, and was supplemented by information from Harry Brookes, son-in-law of Beryl, in January 1999. Subsequently we received a questionnaire sent by Lennox Cherlin to Rabbi Gorr in Israel on July 2, 1984, which was forwarded to Carlton Brooks May 27, 1986, and reached us in 2005. Lennox recorded Yehudit's name as Yehudah and somebody put an exclaimation point next to that (Lennox or Rabbi Gorr presumably).
British Census, 1901:
Born in Russia. Age 33. Watchmaker.
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