Jacob Cohen

Jacob Cohen

Born "Jankiel Kahn" in 1867 in Suwalki, then Russia (now Poland). Arrived in America in 1882. Died in 1922. The Cohens operated clothing stores in Tacoma and Seattle, Washington, USA.


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