Louis E. (Lavik) Tunik1

M, #600, b. April 1882, d. 30 November 1958
Last Edited=18 Jan 2014
Lavik E. Tunik with his catch. 1928.
     Louis E. (Lavik) Tunik, son of Eli (Esia, El'ly, Elka) Tunik and Bertha (Breina) Bernstein, was born in April 1882 at Tomsk, Siberia, Russia.2,3 Louis E. (Lavik) Tunik was the son of Eli (Esia, El'ly, Elka) Tunik and Bertha (Breina) Bernstein. Louis E. (Lavik) Tunik may have been born on 20 June 1882 at Tomsk, Siberia, instead.1

Louis E. (Lavik) Tunik married Maria Vasiltzova, daughter of Gregory Vasiltzov and Fanny Ashiffina, on 15 August 1905 at Harbin, Manchuria, China, It is interesting to note that because Maria Vasiltzova was Orthodox Christian and Lavik Tunik was a Jew, that their descendents are not considered Jews and would not be given Israeli citizenship. Judaism is matrilineal.3,4

Louis E. (Lavik) Tunik was a tailor. He had a shop in downtown Seattle for many years.5

Louis E. (Lavik) Tunik immigrated to the United States in 1916.6

In 1920, Louis E. (Lavik) Tunik appeared on the United States Census, at Seattle, King County, Washington, Louis Tunik is listed as a tailor with his own shop. He was born in Russia and his native tongue was Hebrew, as it was for his parents. His wife Mary was listed as working in his shop, born in Russia, native tongue Russian. Nina was also born in Russia, native tongue Russian.7

Louis E. (Lavik) Tunik was naturalized on 30 November 1926 at Seattle, King County, Washington; At his naturalization he is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, medium complexion, brown eyes and hair.8

In 1930, Louis E. (Lavik) Tunik appeared on the United States Census, at Seattle, King County, Washington, Louis is listed as the owner of a tailor shop, his wife as a seamstress. Aron, Louis's brother, was living with them and was working as a goldsmith.9

On 12 April 1940, Louis E. (Lavik) Tunik appeared on the United States Census, at Seattle, King County, Washington, Louis was still running his tailor shop where his wife Maria also worked as a finisher.10

Louis E. (Lavik) Tunik died on 30 November 1958 at Seattle, King County, Washington, at age 76.11

Louis E. (Lavik) Tunik lived on 30 November 1958 at 1720 34th Ave., Seattle, King County, Washington,12 and was buried at Lakeview Cemetery, #2 N1/2 60 B, Seattle, King County, Washington.13

His Social Security number was 536-18-3655.14

Child of Louis E. (Lavik) Tunik and Maria Vasiltzova

Citations

  1. [S270] Interview with Gregory E. Vederoff (informant address private) , by this researcher, 1977 and following. Notes of this interview are in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona), Louis Tunik was Greg Vederoff's grandfather and was personally know by him.
  2. [S7] Death Certificate photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  3. [S144] "Tunik Research by Lloyd Tunik", 2004, Lloyd Tunik (1615 East 44th Ave., Spokane, WA 99203), to David Kuba (43 East 67th Street 5B, New York, NY 10021); a printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona. Hereinafter cited as "Tunik Research by Lloyd Tunik."
  4. [S290] Gershom Gorenberg, "How Do You Prove You're a Jew?," New York Times Magazine (March 2, 2008). Hereinafter cited as "How Do You Prove You're a Jew?"
  5. [S270] Interview with Gregory E. Vederoff (informant address private) , by this researcher, 1977 and following. Notes of this interview are in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona).
  6. [S3] 1920 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  7. [S3] 1920 United States Census, population schedule, Seattle, King County, Washington, ED295, sheet 14, line 48.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  8. [S17] Naturalization Certificate, Petition Volume 51, Number 11962. photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  9. [S120] 1930 United States Census, population schedule, Seattle, King County, Washington, p. 176, house 497.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  10. [S480] 1940 United States Census, population schedule, Seattle, King County, Washington, Enumeration District 40-188, Supervisor's District 1, Sheet 62A, house 2121, line 39.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  11. [S7] Death Certificate, Washington Registrar's No. 6342 photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  12. [S173] Book of Deeds photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  13. [S26] Cemetery Headstone A Photograph is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  14. [S22] , Social Security Death Index. (Salt Lake City: Family History Library, FamilySearch, 1994). Hereinafter cited as Social Security Death Index.