Memorable Manitobans: Harry Steinberg (1876-1962)
Born in Romania in 1876, he came to Canada in 1902 and settled at Winnipeg in 1904. Two years later, he started a manufacturing business and, in 1910, he organized the Monarch Overall Manufacturing Company with himself as President. It made men’s and boy’s clothing and overalls. The firm later became Monarch Wear of Canada, one of Canada's largest producers of pants.
He and wife Bessy Leibovitz (c1880-1967) had two children: Sara Rebecca Steinberg (1909-?, wife of Arthur Schwartz) and Abram Steinberg (1915-1995). He lived at 984 McMillan Avenue (circa 1934) and 130 Ash Street (1962). He was active with the Canadian Club of Winnipeg, B'nai B'rith, Jewish Orphanage, Winnipeg Talmud Torah, Peretz Folk School, and Shaarey Zedek Synagogue. He was a founder and first treasurer of the Winnipeg Jewish Welfare Fund.
He died at Winnipeg on 7 December 1962 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.
Birth registrations [Sarah Rebecca Steinberg, Abraham Stemberg], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Men of Winnipeg in Diamond Jubilee Sketches” Winnipeg Free Press, December 1934. [University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Winnipeg Elite Study, G. Friesen Fonds, Mss 154, Box 15, File 8]
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 1962, page 34.
Obituary [Bessy Steinberg], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 March 1967, page 34.
Obituary [Abram Steinberg], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 January 1995, page 30.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 14 April 2022