JULIUS C. ADLER
BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
Dallas County, Alabama
Julius C. Adler was born March 18, 1849, and died October 4, 1936. Mr. J. C. Adler founded the Adler, Levi & Company in 1873, one of the leading business houses in Selma, Alabama. who
“did a thriving business under his own name until October, 1875, when the Messrs. Eichold & Son, were admitted, the firm name being changed to Adler, Eichold & Leva, but in 1876 the firm name was again changed by the retirement of Mr. Eichold the firm continuing to do a large business under the name of Adler & Leva.
The firm withstood all the difficulties that had overthrown so many business houses and became one of major institutions in Selma and having taken their stand they were prepared to hold. For two years this firm did as large a business in their line as any house in this section of the country, and though the senior partner, Mr. Adler, was a “little” gentleman under his management the house became a “big” one.
In 1878 the firm was again changed, Mr. B. J. Schuster, for ten years with M. Meyer & Co., becoming a member, and the sign in front of the commodious house, on Water street, read Adler, Leva & Co.
The members of the firm were all whole-souled gentlemen, and anyone who has dealings with them will corroborate the statement, and as they carry a large stock of liquors and tobacco they can supply everybody without any inconvenience, and at the lowest figures.”
He was a member of Central City Lodge No. 305 that was organized December 9, 1863, under and by authority of a dispensation granted by Grand Master Joon A. Loder
J. C. Adler married Rebecca (12/13/1856 – 11/14/1912).
Julius C. Adler died and is buried in Live Oak Cemetery in Selma, Alabama along with his wife, Rebecca
- Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities – Jewish Cemetery List, Selma, Alabama
- Find A Grave Memorial# 76995461 # 76995462
- SELMA; HER INSTITUTIONS HER MEN BY JOHN HARDY SELMA, ALA.: TIMES BOOK AND JOB OFFICE, 1879
- History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen