Memorable Manitobans: Herman Shapera (1872-1935)
Born in Romania on 25 May 1872, he came to Winnipeg with his family in 1902 and founded the Superior Wholesale Tobacco Company, serving as its President for more than 25 years. He and wife Ernestina Pecket (1872-1939) had six children: George Harold Shapera (1896-1987), Nathan Ernest Shapera (1900-?), Conrad Shapera (1902-?), Mollie Shapera (1901-?, wife of Benjamin Israel Gitterman), Earl Saul Shapera (1907-?), Sarah Shapera (1910-?). He was one of the organizers of the Beth Abraham Synagogue. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 3 December 1935 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.
Birth registrations [Earl Saul Shapera, Sarah Shapera], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Marriage registration [Molly Shapera, Benjamin Israel Gitterman], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Death registrations [Herman Shapera, Ernestina Shapera], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 4 December 1935, page 16.
Obituary [George H. Shapera], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 July 1987, page 39.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 4 April 2023