Reuben Levine and Anna Wilansky Levine owned a small grocery store on Garfield Hill in the late 1800s. They had 10 children, Fannie (c.1880), Mollie (c.1882), Sela (c.1884), Morris (c.1887), Julies (c.1889), Gerda (c.1892), Ida (c.1893), Louis/Louie (c.1896), Myer/Meyer (c.1898), Charles (c.1900) and Lona (c.1904).
Morris Hyman Levine (c.1887-1976) married Anna F. Robbins in 1913. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War I in 1918. Serving with the 305th Ammunition Train, Company D, 80th Division, he saw combat while stationed in France. Upon returning to Pittsburgh, he worked for a time as a mechanic at the Ford Motor Company plant on Baum Boulevard and Morewood Street, which is now the UPMC Center for Innovative Science research facility. He later worked in the stock and shipping departments of the downtown general merchandise wholesale business I. Robbins & Sons, which was owned by his father-in-law Morris Robbins. Morris and Anna Levine lived at 415 Grove Street in the Hill District until the early 1940s, when they moved to 1402 Bellaire Place in Brookline.
Morris and Anna Levine had one child, Sidney. Sidney Melvin Levine (1920-2005) also worked as a shipping boy in his youth. He married Frances Elling (1922-2004). While living in Vanport, Pa., near Beaver, Sidney Levine volunteered for the Vanport Volunteer Fire Department. After Anna Levine died, Morris Levine went to live with his son and daughter-in-law, first in Pittsburgh, then in Silver Springs, Md., and later in Florida.