Taft, Anne.

Biography

Taft, Anne. (Ann); b. December 31, 1912 (January 1, 1913), NYC, AMB; Jewish; father Samuel Taft (1878-?), mother Ida (Chaya) Gitlin (1879-1958); Nurses Training at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital School, 1 year of college; Single; Nurse; CP 1935, Association of Hospital and Medical Professionals; Received a reissued Passport# 58 Barcelona series on May 25, 1938 which listed her address as 1435 Clay Avenue, Bronx, New York; Sailed January 16, 1937, aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain on January 28, 1937; Served with the Medical Services, Romeral Hospita, Villa Paz, and Mataró; Returned to the US on August 30, 1938 aboard the Aquitania; Married Dr. Leon F. Muldavin (1911- 1948), on October 2, 1942 in NYC; d. March 17, 1989, New York, likely buried with her husband in Wellwood Cemetery in East Farmingdale. Anna Taft and her two sisters Sarah and Ethel were put into the Hebrew Children’s Home in in NYC in 1922, Anna was in the home until 1931. Her sister married fellow veteran Carl Rahman.
Siblings: brothers Benjamin Taft (1910-?), Nathan Taft (1911-1994), sisters Sarah Taft (1908-?), Ethel Taft (1915-), and Mildred Taft (1918-2001).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Repatriation List (5/30/1938, ll. 194); RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 571, ll. 1 (name only); Opis 6, Delo 998, ll. 10-13; ALBA 077 Anne Taft Papers. Code A
Photographs: Frederika Martin, Dr. Eduardo Odio Perez, Dr. Alan Sorrell, Dr. Edward K. Barsky, Mildred Rackley (intepreter and chief clerk), and Anne Taft. R. N. Frederika Martin Photo 1:1:32:2, Tamiment Library, NYU