DRACHMAN, SAMUEL H. - Pima County, Arizona | SAMUEL H. DRACHMAN - Arizona Gravestone Photos


Evergreen Cemetery
Pima County,

Born Nov 9, 1837 in Petrikov, Russian Poland
Died Dec 6, 1911 in Tucson, Arizona

He was born in Petrikov, Russian Poland to Harris and Rebecca Drachman. He arrived in New York with his family either in 1852 or 1856. After a brief stay in New York he went to Charleston, South Carolina.

He reportedly spent the entire period of the Civil War as a staff officer of General Beauregard of the Confederate States Army.

In 1867 he sailed for California, landing in San Francisco on June 12, 1867. He departed soon after for Southern California and settled in San Bernadino.

He soon left there by stage and arrived in Tucson on September 4, 1867. After a period of working for Isaac Goldberg and Philip Drachman, Samuel went into business for himself and traveled throughout the southwest.

He even entered a bid to deliver mail from Tucson to Greaterville for $659 per year. This involved delivering mail through Apache Pass, one of the most dangerous areas of all Arizona and the site of many Apache battles.

Besides being a success at business, he was elected to Arizona's Eighth Territorial Assembly. Besides his interest in politics, Sam reached out in other directions.

He was a charter member of the Masonic Order in Tucson and of the Pioneers' Society before which, in 1885, he read a paper, "Arizona Pioneers and Apaches." Nor did he forget his faith.

A Purim ball which he attended in 1886, held under the auspices of the Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Society, was described as the most brilliant and successful event ever held in the city of Tucson. Among the costumes receiving special mention, was that of Jenny Drachman, Sam's wife, who attended the ball as a "Tamale girl.

Contributed on 3/22/09 by goldwing.traveler
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Submitted: 3/22/09 • Approved: 3/23/09 • Last Updated: 11/5/12 • R66522-G0

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