It was once the ninth largest city in the United States. It was where our Ratner family made their life in America.

Abe Ratner in the seltzer business

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The Ratner family became established in the Fifth Ward of Albany, N.Y. Abe bottled soda water and Rose nurtured a brood of children.



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She was everyone’s favorite grandmother.

Long Beach—taking in the Klein Family

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During the Depression, families helped each other out. The Kleins moved in with the Rubys in Long Beach.

How the Rubys got their name

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When and why did Walter Rabinowitz take on our abbreviated last name? It was 1917, months after the death of his father Joseph..


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