Rose Jaffe Tarbis was born in 1919, in Jewish Hospital. Her father, Harry Jaffe, was an optometrist, and founder of Eliahu Academy. Her parents were married in 1913; her mother was Fanny Monfried. Her grandfather, Louis Monfried, was a Russian government bookkeeper who went to South Africa to make money to move the family. They came to the United States because a sister wrote of the wonders of U.S. They came from Riga, Warsaw, Kovna Guberniya. A cousin, Simon Sogoloff, was Solicitor General under Eisenhower. She remembers Frehling's; Florence Morgulan; Eli Jaffe; Dr. and Mrs. Brownstein; Rea Brownstein Benovitz; Goldsmith's; Naomi Scheider Roth; Baer family, Yoffe's; B'nai Yacov Synagogue; Young Men's Hebrew Association; "Meet-A-Body" Club; Ruthie Fay Linker; Birdie Nae Kaplin; Betty Ades, Founder Young Judean Organ. Father, Harry Jaffe, started Hadassah. She married Raymond Tarbis in 1938. Related to Ades, Grossman's, Baer, Berman's.
Jews--Kentucky--Louisville, Congregation B'nai Jacob (Louisville, Ky.), Young Men's Hebrew Association (Louisville, Ky.)