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Block’s jobs, some not so widely known

December 5, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Many  family members know that Joseph F “Bumpa” Block and Raymond and Sam Block started Block Realty. Few of us have any clue as to Pappy’s jobs.

  1. Lynton Lazarus ‘Pappy’ Scharff (husband of Grace & later Emma Block)
    Lynton Scharff (in the CCC)

    Lynton Scharff (in the CCC)

    • Office Clerk – Wholesale dry goods (1920 Census in Harris County Texas)
    • Real Estate dealer (1930 Census in Little Rock)
    • Civilian Conservation Corps, the CCC (part of FDR’s New Deal, a public relief work program for unemployed family men between 1933-1942)
  2. Solomon Block(Great grandfather of Jean Bloom)
  3. Emile Levy (great grandfather of Jean Bloom)

    • Bookkeeper (1900 Census in Little Rock, Ark)
  4. Joseph Friedman Block (son of Solomon Block)

  5. John Edward Block (Son of Solomon Block)
    • Cigar (H.S Cigar) manufacturer (1900 & 1920 Census in Dallas)
    • Paymaster at cigar manufacturer (1910 in Dallas)
    • his wife Rachel Bloch worked in the cigar business as a stenographer (1900 Census)
  6. Charles Henry Block (son of Solomon Block)

  7. Raymond Emile Block (son of Joseph Friedman Block)
  8. Samuel Alexander Block (son of Joseph Friedman Block)
  9. Lewis Solomon Block (son of Joseph Friedman Block)

    • Member of Firm (H. S Cigar 1920 Census in Little Rock)
    • Real Estate salesman (1930 Census in Little Rock)
  10. Dr. Isidore Block (son of Solomon Block)

    • Optician (1920 Census in McLennan, Texas)
  11. Leonard A Block (son of John Edward Block)

    • Travelling salesman (cigars) in (1920 Census)
    • Proprietor (Sporting goods) in (1930 Census)
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