Lena Margolis

Lena Margolis 7/14/1894-2/20/1973

Family: was married to Charles Margolis

Lena married Charles in New York and they later moved to Durham. They operated a corner grocery store in African American neighborhood

Howard Margolis remembers Lena as being very critical and had the final say at home. Lena and Charles were orthodox and Howard remembers seders there that lasted up till midnight.

Lena and Charles were very close and independent. When they aged, they did not want to move to assisted living, but remained in their own home. They died at their house on the very same day.