Messrs. Kantrovitz Bros. have purchased Mrs. Griffing's storehouse on Market Street. It is a desirable piece of property, and the investment will doubtless prove a profitable one.
From the Greenwood Enterprise, May 7, 1897
Messrs. A. and J. Kantrovitz, by order of Chancery Court this week, were permitted to shorten their name, and in the future it will be KANTOR, instead of Kantrovitz. There is said to be nothing in a name, but they will at least have the benefit of signing their name quicker than heretofore.
From The Commonwealth, March 26, 1915
Messrs. J. and A. Kantrovitz, two of our prominent Jewish merchants, had their family name shortened from Kantrovitz to Kantor by the Chancery Court this week and they and their families will bear the name of Kantor hereafter.
Kantor is their original family name which was changed to Kantrovitz by their great-grandfather when he moved to Moscow and engaged in business about a century ago.
From the Greenwood Enterprise, March 26, 1915
Mr. J. Kantor, the popular Gentleman's Furnisher, has purchased the Ray lot, across the alley from the Ray Building on Howard Street and will erect a handsome modern two story building on the same.
Mr. Kantor will put in the most up-to-date clothing, gents furnishing and little gentlemen's supplies store in Mississippi. The new store will be built especially for his business and will have a special man here from Michigan to design the same. The building will be steam heated and modern in every detail. The upstairs will be used for offices. This new building will be a big improvement for Greenwood and speaks volumes for the enterprise and progressiveness of Mr. Kantor.
From the Greenwood Enterprise, April 28, 1916
Mr. J. Kantor let the contract for his new store on Howard Street Monday to the firm of Dye and Pittman of Coffeeville, Miss. Work is to be begun within fifteen days from the signing of the contract and building is to be completed by June 15th.
The new store will have an enameled brick front and will be two stories high. The cost when completed will be about $20,000. The entire lower floor will be occupied by Mr. Kantor's Furnishing Store. The upstairs will be devoted to modern offices.
Mr. F. R. McGeoy planned the building and will superintend the erection of the same. Mr. J. D. Lanham secured the contract for plumbing, heating and wiring the building.
From the front, the building will appear entirely white, the same being of enameled white brick and tile and the windows of pure white Carara glass and plate glass. The ceiling of the windows and the vestibule will be of the same material. The show windows will extend on a vestibule 12 feet wide and 15 feet deep, making the show windows open upon the vestibule and not entirely upon the street, which is one of the most modern plans for building display windows. Mr. Kantor is one of Greenwood's most prosperous and progressive merchants and has one of the best Gent's Furnishing businesses in Mississippi.
From the Greenwood Enterprise, February 2, 1917
Miss Adeline Kantor, at seven o'clock Tuesday morning, laid the first brick on the new Kantor building, which is to be the future home of her Father's business. Work is progressing rapidly and the walls are going up despite the numerous showers during the week. The building is to be completed by the 15th of June and will cost about $20,000.
From the Greenwood Enterprise, March 23, 1917
Mr. J. Kantor has moved his stock from his store on Market Street to his handsome new building, the Adeline, on Howard, and is busy getting it in shape and ready to offer to the public. The new building is the handsomest of its kind in Greenwood, and probably in the state of Mississippi. It is equipped with the latest devices for displaying goods and expense was not spared in making the Adeline the most attractive place in the city. It is one of the show stores and attracts most favorable comment from all who see it.
The front is of white marble and the remainder of pressed brick. Big show windows ornament the front on the ground floor and the second floor is given over to offices, all of which are modernly equipped.
Mr. Kantor has enjoyed a big business since being in Greenwood and is a very substantial citizen. He has served on the City Board of Alderman and is now a member of the City School board. He said when he built the new Adeline, that nothing was too good for Greenwood.
From the Greenwood Commonwealth, August 8, 1917
Death this morning claimed Miss Adeline Kantor, shortly after she had been brought home from Rochester, Minn., where she had been taken for treatment several days ago.
Miss Kantor was stricken with her fatal illness three weeks ago, and all that medical aid in Greenwood, Memphis, and Rochester could do proved futile in saving her life.
Death came within a short time after her arrival in an ambulance from Grenada during the early morning hours.
Funeral services will be held at the family residence Sunday morning at 9:45 by Rabbi M. Silber, and interment will follow in the Jewish cemetery.
Miss Kantor was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Kantor and but twenty four years old at the time of her death.
She was graduated from the Greenwood High School and had studied with distinction at Simmons College, Boston, and Mrs. Banjamin's school in New York. Highly talented, her grace and charm, her sweet disposition and the splendid qualities of her fine young womanhood made her deservedly popular with a wide circle of friends, who will join with the family in mourning her death.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, April 10, 1931
As sorrowing friends today paid their final tributes, the body of Miss Adeline Kantor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Kantor, awaited funeral rites, which will be held at the family residence tomorrow morning at 9:45 with Rabbi Mendel Silber conducting the services on the sad occasion.
Interment will be made in the Jewish cemetery.
The following friends will serve as pall bearers:
Active-W. F. Levy, Joe Meyer, Jerry Jacobs, Botts Blackstone, S. F. Parker, Jack Small, Simon Rosenthal, Irving Stein.
Honorary-George Chambless, Billy Montjoy, Frank Brooks, John Pettey, Dr. George Baskerville, Dr. Henry Kennedy, Dr. S. H. Fogel, Dr. L. B. Otken, Dr. W. B. Dickens, S. I. Osborn, W. L. Scott, S. I. Gensberger, A. Weiler, Robert Hermann, Mark Stein, Abe Silver, Sam Stein, R. W. Scales, Dr. T. R. Henderson, Jake Stein, W. K. Clements, Sam Coleman, J. H. Freeman, T. R. Wells, Sam Lax, G. L. Ray.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, April 11, 1931