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Memorable Manitobans: Stanley Zedd (1899-1969)


Born in Ukraine in 1899, he came to Canada around 1909. He was widely involved in illegal gambling in Winnipeg but his cover was as proprietor of a tea room. In the 1950s, he was one of the owners of a baseball team in the ManDak League made up of players from the disbanded Negro League. He “retired” in 1959 when police shut down his gambling operation and he served two months in jail. He died at his Winnipeg home on 26 May 1969 and was buried in the All Saints Cemetery.


“Zedd starts two-month jail term,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 December 1959, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 May 1969, page 42.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 February 2018

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