Second Generation

7. Daniel Ribok9,18,19,20 was born on 20 April 1888 in Vilna. According to his social security application, his birthday was May 20, 1888.

His World War I draft registration card shows a birth place of Malstg. [illegible, possibly Moletai], Russia. He immigrated on 3 June 1906 to New York, New York.18 Daniel Ribok, age 18, arrived on the Batavia which sailed from Hamburg. He is described as a joiner, a Hebrew, his last residence was Kovna. He is going to South Acton, Massachusetts to join his brother Abram Ribok. He was in possession of ten dollars. He resided in 1918. Per his World War I Draft Registration , Daniel Ribok lived on Norfolk Street.
Per the City Directory, Norfolk Street in Roxbury is Ward 15, Precinct 1
Norfolk Street in Dorchester, #586 is ward 21, Preinct 2
Ward 15 is Film #MA74
Ward 21 is Film #MA80 Daniel resided in Mattapan, Massachusetts in 1924.9 He is listed as a builder. He died in November 1968 at the age of 80 in Boston, Massachusetts. In the 1910 Census, Daniel and Nathan Ribok are living with Harry Ribok who is about 25 years older than they are. No relationship is listed. In an interview with Sam Ribok at the 1996 Jewish Genealogy Seminar in Boston, he said the Daniel Ribok came from a farm in Lithuania. His father wanted him to stay on the farm. His second choice was for Daniel to be a blacksmith. Daniel was apprenticed as a blacksmith. His employer said that he was good with his hands, but not strong enough to be a blacksmith. So Daniel was apprenticed to someone who cut down trees, and he learned the lumber trade. From there he went on to learn how to make furniture. He also learned how to draw plans.

When Daniel came to the US, he was an accomplished mechanic. He had the money to buy tools. He bought new tools, but traded them for used tools. He joined the Carpenter's Union in Chelsea.

Daniel Ribok was ambidextrous. He worked for builders in Chelsea, they built on land that was marginal. They had to drive piles before they could put in the foundation. He always made more than he was supposed to. The steward found out he was getting more money. After that, he worked in Boston where they didn't challenge the envelope.
He saved $500, got a line of credit with the lumber yard. He bought land, started building. He built houses in Salem. . . ., built house on Walnut Street, built the house at 137 Hawthorne. One of Sam's cousins said "My Aunt Rosie always moved into a new house!"

Daniel Ribok and Rose Paul were married on 9 June 1912 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.20 Rose Paul20, daughter of Schnaer Zalman Portnoi and Bessie Steinman, was born on 12 April 1889 in Lithuania. She died on 27 February 1958 at the age of 68 in Boston, Massachusetts. She was buried on 28 February 1958 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Rose signed a will in 1958. From the Index to Probate Records of the County of Suffolk, MA, will #396297

Daniel Ribok and Rose Paul had the following children:



Frances Ribok.



Sam Ribok.



Helen Ribok.



Mildred Ribok.