R. Samuel Avigdor Abramson was born in Daugavpils, Latvia, in 5626 . He studied in yeshivot in Minsk and Volozhin and was ordained by R. Isaac Elhanan Spektor, R. David Greenberg and R. Benjamin Montikali. He became the rabbi of Dobele, Latvia, in 5663 . He immigrated to America one year later and served as a rabbi in Lowell and Lynn, both in Massachusetts. R. Abramson moved to New York in 1909 (p. 1) and became an itinerant preacher. He established a yeshivah in memory of R. Elijah Hayyim Maisel in 5672 . He immigrated to the Land of Israel in 5689 . R. Abramson desired to open a study hall there (p. 5). His son-in-law was a rabbi in Roxbury, MA.