Biography of George Niner
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GEORGE NINER - Entering the real estate business as a boy of sixteen years, immediately after leaving high school, Mr. Niner has continued in this field since then, and for more than a decade has been one of the leading real estate brokers of East Bronx, with offices at No. 2711 East Tremont Avenue. He was born March 26, 1882, in Manhattan, in the house then occupying the corner of Fortieth Street and Eighth Avenue, a son of Isaac and Sarah Rebecca (Edelman) Niner. His father was born in London, England, in 1855, came to this country as a young man, dying in 1901 in his forty sixth year, while his mother was born in 1854 in Mythetidville, Wales, and survived her husband until 1914.

George Niner was educated in the public schools of New York City, graduating from School No. 69, and then attending De Witt Clinton High School. At the age of sixteen years he left school and entered the offices of Jefferson Monroe and Louis Napoleon Levy, realty brokers, at No. 20 Broad Street, New York City. Remaining with this firm for some sixteen years, he acquired a most thorough knowledge of the real estate business in all its branches and finally decided to establish himself independently in the real estate business in Brooklyn. Shortly afterwards he came to the conclusion that greater opportunities were to be found in this field in The Bronx and especially in the eastern part of that borough, formerly known as the town of Westchester, and in 1914 he opened his offices at No. 2711 East Tremont Avenue, where he has continued since then. He met with marked success from the beginning and now conducts an extensive general real estate business, including the handling of insurance. Since coming to The Bronx he has taken a keen and active interest in the development of this rapidly growing community and in its civic advancement. He is a member of William McKinley Lodge, No. 840, Free and Accepted Masons; Brooklyn Lodge, No. 22, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks: Freewill Council, No. 1487, Royal Arcanum; Adeiphi Chapter, No. 79, Order of the Eastern Star; Franklin Athletic Club; Masonic Club of New York City; and Chippewa Democratic Club. In politics he is a supporter of the Democratic party.

Mr. Niner married at the New York City Hall, May 4, 1901, Hattie Bloomfield, a daughter of Meyer and Sarah (Niner) Bloomfield. Mr. and Mrs. Niner are the parents of two children: 1. Janice, married to Martin Bloomfield, and mother of one son, David, and a daughter, Jane, born in 1922. 2. Ina Fiorette, married Louis Bolnik, and mother of one daughter, Sylvia. They make their home at No. 1615 Benson Street, The Bronx.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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