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Who was Jennie Scher?

09/27/2014 8:10 AM by

In 1941, a stretch of road between Government Road and Richmond Road, hard against the Henrico County border and formerly known as Lewis Street and Mill Road, was named after Jennie Scher.

Jennie Scher was a Lithuanian native who came to U.S. in 1886. The wife of a tailor, Scher helped to organize the Ladies’ Hebrew Aid Society in 1897 and was later the driving force in the foundation of an old-folks home that also served as hospice for impoverished itinerants.

Scher is buried up the hill in the Sir Moses Montefiore side of the paired Sir Moses Montefiore and Beth Torah Cemeteries along Jennie Scher Road. Sir Moses Montefiore Cemetery was founded in 1888 and has almost 700 internments.

This is all I could find… anybody got anything to add?

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Jennie B. Scher (1866-1938)

Jennie B. Scher (1866-1938)

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Jennie Scher Road (1962 map)

Jennie Scher Road (1962 map)

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