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Three brothers, Adolph, Solomon, and Julius J, were born in New York in the 1850’s.
They were three of the ten children of Lawrence and Miriam Mack.
In 1875, they came together to California, and settled first in the San Joaquin Valley, went their separate ways, then came back together to make their fortunes and contributions to their community.
Adolph Max, a druggist, first moved to Visalia for five years, and then returned to San Francisco to run the wholesale drug company, J. J. Mack & Co., founded by his brother Julius.
Adolph Mack was a major giver to the San Francisco Jewish Orphan Asylum.
He also trained his to son to giving to Jewish causes.
His two oldest are recorded as making annual donations to the orphanage when they were fifteen and sixteen years old.
Adolph Mack married Clara Gerstle in 1882
Adolph Mack died in 1948, services were held at the Home of Peace.
For more information on Adolph Mack, see the following issue of Western States Jewish History:
- The Mack Brothers: Merchants & Philanthropists, San Francisco, Visalia & Port Hueneme, California, by Dr. Norton B. Stern, WSJH, Vol. 41, Issue #2.
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