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Memorable Manitobans: Lewis Pullmer (1876-1945)

Building contractor.

Born in Russia in April 1876, he moved from London, England to Canada in 1903 and eventually settled in Winnipeg, where he built homes and apartment blocks around the city. He and wife Leah Lazarus (1879-1958) had two children: Fanny Pullmer (1901-2003, wife of Rock Calof) and Allan Pullmer (1910-1961). He was a President and life member of the Winnipeg Jewish Chess Club. He died at his Winnipeg home, 219 Cathedral Avenue, on 11 May 1945 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.

Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Pullmer Apartments

553 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg

1913-1914

 

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 12 May 1945, page 46.

“News and notes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 May 1945, page 38.

“Lazarus receives post of Chief Rabbi in British Empire,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 January 1946, page 10.

“Welfare worker dies at 77,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 1958, page 10.

Obituary [Fanny Calof], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 July 2003.

Leah Pullmer, FindAGrave.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 March 2022

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