M. P. STEIN - One of the most active, public spirited citizens of The Bronx is M. P. Stein, who was born in
Riga, Russia, September 15, 1885, the son of Halias and. Bessie Stein, who celebrated the golden anniversary of
their marriage in 1923, and are now living retired from all business cares. His parents came to the United States
when his father was forty one years of age, bringing with them their son, M. P., who was then but six years of
age. He received his preliminary education in Public School No. 7, at the corner of Chrystie and Hestor streets,
and started to work at the age of twelve years. On February 24, 1900, he started to work for the Aeolian Company,
and has, through his strict attention to work and his sterling integrity, been promoted through various positions
until he is now the manager of The Bronx and Fordham branch of the Aeolian Company, on Fordham Road. He is also
the president of one of the most active civic organizations in The Bronx, the Fordham Merchants' Association, which
was reorganized in March, 1925. Mr. Stein is a member of the James Brown Association, and is on the executive committee
of The Bronx Grand Jurors' Association, and of The Bronx Hospital, B'rith Abraham Home for Incurables. In political
affiliation he is a Democrat, a member of the North End Democratic Club. His fraternal affiliation is with the
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 871. He is a member of The Bronx Friends of Erin. He is also
a member of The Bronx Eye and Ear Hospital and The Bronx Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. He
is very active in civic affairs and is a director of the Rotary Club, a member of The Bronx Board of Trade, and
the chairman of their luncheon committee. His religious fellowship is with the Jacob H. Schiff Center, which he
serves as third vice president.
M. P. Stein married, February 19, 1907, in New York City, Ida Aarons, daughter of Julius and Mary Aarons, her parents
both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Stein are the parents of the following children: 1. Rosalie, born May 23, 1908. 2.
Bernard, born August 14, 1913. 3. Harold, born April 22, 1919. Their home is at No. 2701 Grand Concourse, The Bronx.
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
Bronx County, NY
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