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Content and Format New 5761 [Apr 2001ce].
A Camhi-Camhi Family of Monastir This family tree is another vivid illustration of continual inter-mingling of both related and unrelated families with the same family name.
Related Sefaradi families include: Pardo, other Camhi, Uziel/Oziel, ___.

This section compiled from material provided by [ Send e-mail ] Irving Camhi, May 2001ce, and earlier by Eliezer Raphael of Mexico City.

  • *Aaron Camhi -m. *Rivka
    This couple were married in Monastir. We know about three of their children: Sunchu, Esther, Shabetay.
    • *Sunchu -m. *Joseph Pardo
      Joseph Pardo was a son of Jacobo Pardo and Miriam Mayo. Follow this link to see this family in the Pardo Mayo family tree.
    • Esther -m. [??] Camhi
      • Boulissa -m. Ben-Sion Camhi (known as Izhak in the US).
        This couple was married in Monastir, and emigrated with their whole family, except for Esther, who stayed behind, and was apparently a victim of the destroyers in the Holocaust.
        My grandmother lived at 66 Rivington St, 2 in from the corner of Rivington and Allen. There was a candy/drug store across the street there and my dad used to buy cigars there, and they had a bunsen-type burner always lit to help the customers light their cigars. Next door a few down was a sephardic grocery store where they had barrels of of olives, queso blanco, lacerda, and prepared borecas for sale, plus other goodies. On the same side of the street of my grandmother's house was a pool hall. As a kid I used to sneak in and mingle with the older guys. Also on that side of the street a few doors down, if my memory serves me well, was a Streit's matzo factory. Down a few blocks on Allen in the direction of the bridge there was also a club for men. And my mother would ask me to go there and tell my father when it was time to leave for Brooklyn, and I used to walk up the stairs, room filled with cigar smoke, and the men played pinochle there also, my dad would order me a yogurt (yogut) before I left there. That was a vivid memory.
        Recollections contributed by Irving Camhi
        • Max
        • Albert
        • *Haim -m. Bienvenida Uziel (Oziel)
          Haim was born in Monastir in 1896. His wife was born in Kastoria. This couple was married (1922) in New York. Lived among countrymen on Rivington St. on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Moved to Brooklyn, NY 1940, then to Los Angeles, California 1950.
          • Rebecca
          • Esther
          • Clara
          • Shirley
          • Irving
        • Miriam/Mary -m. Solomon Pardo
          Married in New York. Settled in New Lots among countrymen. Lived on Malta Street. Solomon was the President of the Monastirli Williams Ave synagogue for many years.
          Solomon Pardo was a brother to Joseph Pardo, a son of Jacobo Pardo. Thus, Miriam was the wife of her uncle Joseph's brother. Follow this link to see their place in the Pardo Mayo family tree.
          • Irving
    • Shabetay
      We have no information about this son of Aaron and Rivka Camhi.

This section assembled May 2001ce from material provided by Irving Camhi. If you are related either by descent or marriage to this family, or if you have relevant information which would supplement or correct what's here, and would like to contribute, send e-mail to:
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