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Anna Lavin

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Anna Lavin came with her family from Russia to Philadelphia in 1896 aboard the S.S. Penland. Growing up in a poor neighborhood in South Philadelphia where death and disease were common, she lost two of her brothers to Scarlet Fever and her mother to malnutrition.  Starting work at the age of 12, Lavin spent for 53 years in the garment industry, and enjoyed a life in which she always "had enough."

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