You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share

Eileen Boisen Nevitt

Blog posts

Annie Sprinsock

Discovering My Grandmother's Triangle Fire Story

Three years ago, my knowledge of my paternal grandmother, born Annie Sprinsock, was at best sketchy. A Russian-Jewish immigrant to New York City, she lived a tragically truncated life marked by recurrent bouts of melancholia until her death at the young age of 34 in 1929. My father, deeply pained by her untimely death, rarely spoke of her to my brother and me when we were children -- except to say that she had been at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on the day of the infamous fire.

Topics: Family, History

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. " Eileen Boisen Nevitt ." (Viewed on December 7, 2016) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/eileen-boisen-nevitt>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Poll

What is the best Jewish feminist tv show currently on tv?

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Twitter

2 hr
Protests work: in North Dakota, & in Berlin, 1943, when women protested Nazi deportation of their Jewish husbands. https://t.co/xpGVKa6MsT
5 hr
"I wanted to share [Simone] Veil’s story in light of a dark shadow that has fallen over our country."… https://t.co/WlBFylpPZv
2 days
"Hilde Bruch's research laid the groundwork for treating eating disorders...as serious medical conditions."https://t.co/ETBbZ2g2mG