Joseph Pelican ROSENLICHT Ruth ROSENLICHT Male ROSENLICHT Paul Norman ROSENLICHT Mini tree diagram

Lillian H. ROBINSON1,2

also known as Lillian ROSENLICHT

25th Jan 1893 - 11th Jul 19791

Life History

25th Jan 1893

Born in USA

22nd Feb 1913

Married Joseph Pelican ROSENLICHT in 159 Marcy Ave, Brooklyn, Kings, NY, USA.4,5

30th Jun 1914

Birth of daughter Ruth ROSENLICHT

12th Dec 1918

Birth of son Male ROSENLICHT in Brooklyn, Kings, NY, USA.3

15th Dec 1918

Death of son Male ROSENLICHT in Brooklyn, Kings, NY, USA.3

14th Jul 1922

Birth of son Paul Norman ROSENLICHT in Brooklyn, Kings, NY, USA

16th Oct 1963

Death of Joseph Pelican ROSENLICHT in NY, USA.1

11th Jul 1979

Died in Arlington, Arlington, VA, USA.1

13th Jul 1979

Buried in Mount Ararat Cemetery, Farmingdale Rd, East Farmingdale, Suffolk, NY, USA

Section 96, Range F, Lot 9

Other facts


Social Security number 077-20-2971


Divorced from Joseph Pelican ROSENLICHT

Joseph divorced Lillian because of her gambling problem. He had filed a notice in the NY Times on 25 Apr 1933 stating that he wasn't responsible for any debts contracted by Lillian.


  • According to an article in the NY Times, Lillian,"befurred, bejewelled and matronly," was accused of in Special Sessions of being the operator of a "caravan" of women's poker games in apartments on the upper West Side.  She averaged $15,000 a year from these games for at least two years.  In one case, a woman lost more than $50,000 in three years in the poker games, and other women supposedly committed suicide over their losses.

    Lillian pled guilty on April 8, 1943 and was sentenced to a 60-day workhouse term on April 22, 1943.  She was also required to pay a $500 fine at the end of her term, or face another 60 days in the workhouse.


  • 1. Social Security Death Index, Url:
  • 2. New York City Brides Index, Url:
    • Italian Genealogy Group
  • 3. New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949, Url:
    • FamilySearch
  • 4. New York City Grooms Index, Url:
    • Italian Genealogy Group
    • Cert No. 2907
  • 5. Rosenlicht-Robinson, Marriage Certificate, Record Type: Marriage Certificate, Bride's Name: Lilian Robinson, Groom's Name: Joseph Rosenlicht, Record Number: 2907
    • 22 Feb 1913

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