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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Rosner (1870-1952)

Businessman, municipal official.

Born at Bessarabia, Russia on 24 February 1870, he came to Manitoba in 1888. He engaged in large scale farming operation and also various business interests in the vicinity of Plum Coulee.

On 20 February 1894, he married Priscilla Berger (?-1951) of Winnipeg. They had six daughters: Irene Fanny Rosner (b 1894), Frances Irene Rosner (b 1895, wife of Harry Grossman), Saidye Rosner (b 1896, wife of Samuel Bronfman), Betty Freda Rosner (b 1896), Leah Monica Rosner (b 1899, wife of Isadore Amdur), and Freda Rita Rosner (b 1904, wife of Manly Finkelstein). He was a member of the Masons and the Winnipeg B’nai B’rith Lodge. He served as a director of the Jewish Old Folks’ Home and the Winnipeg Hebrew Free School. He was an active member of the Shaarey Zedek synagogue. He served as Mayor of Plum Coulee (1918-1919).

He died at his Winnipeg residence, 674 Wellington Crescent, on 19 October 1952.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Samuel Rosner dies Sunday at 82 years” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 October 1952.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 August 2011

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