Leon Feldstein (1901-1985)
Leon Feldstein was born on February 26, 1901 in Bucharest, Romania. He immigrated to America in 1908 with his mother, grandmother, and sister to join his father Adolf in Portland. Adolf had come six months earlier because, as a Jew in Romania, he was unable to support his family. He took a job in Portland where his brother-in-law, Israel Korn, was already living. Adolf opened Feldstein Furniture Company, where Leon worked as a young man until the Depression.
He married Esther Gumbert on March 9, 1930 and opened his own business, a small second-hand furniture store. In 1946 he opened another store in the Hollywood District, called Hollywood Furniture, where he worked until he retired.
Leon died on October 2, 1985.