Fonds jhse-156 - Shaw family fonds

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Shaw family fonds

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JHSE jhse-156

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1 cm of textual records. -- 3 photographs. -- 3 audiocassettes

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Joseph Bernard Shaw (1883-1954) became a Canadian citizen in the spring of 1908. Three years earlier, he and wife Dina (1882-1915) arrived in Halifax, N.S. He emigrated to avoid service in the Russian army. Joe traded furs and other commodities in Beausjour, Clandeboye and Winnipeg, Manitoba. In the summer of 1906, Brother Moses Shaw (1857-1959) and cousin Misha Nozick joined Joe. In 1907, Father Bernard Shaw (1852-1934), wife Sosia Nozick Shaw, sons Roy (1891-1959), Maurice (1899-1944), and daughters Rose (1899-1940) Becky (1895-1983) and Evelyn (1900-1944) arrived. In 1910, the family moved to Edmonton. Becky married Harry Bloomfield (1890-1984). The Edmonton AZA chapter is named after their son, Mandel, who died in the Second World War in 1942. Rose married Joshua Newhouse (1879-1958), Evelyn married Leo Nozick (1895-1959), Moses married Rebecca Hestrin (1890-1971). Maurice married Dora Petal (1903-). Maurice established Central Dry Goods Wholesale on 103rd St. Joe and his family ran department stores in Vegreville. His mother Sosia died in the 1918 flu epidemic. Roy married Eva Herrmon (1894-1959)and had a daughter, Dasha, who married Joe Goody, and became a musical theatre impresario, a daughter Florence (1910-1972), who married Jack Vogel (1900-1986), son Abe Shaw, who married Esther Nephon (1911-1992), and son Manuel Shaw, who married Molly Jaffee (1918-).Joe married Dorothea Karon in 1915 after his first wife died, and they had a daughter, Cecille Shaw (1915-).

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Rose Chica Einesman Bernstein was born in Bodzentyn Poland on Dec. 20, 1903. Joseph Mayer Bornstein was born in Wzdol Poland, November 22, 1895. Max came to Canada in 1919, eventually settling in Edmonton. He and Rose were married in Edmonton on November 13, 1921. They opened a dry goods store on Jasper Avenue and 97th St. Their daughter Shirley Leah was born in 1928. They eventually moved to the South side, where they ran a business called Service Department Store. Rose was a founding member of Edmonton Pioneer Women and a member of the Magen David Club for 50 years, which raised funds for Talmud Torah. They were both members of the Chevra Kadisha (Jewish Burial Society), and the Beth Israel Synagogue. They also had two sons, Phillip and Martin. Max passed away in 1983, and Rose died in 1990.

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The fonds consists of materials collected and created by Judy Newhouse dating from 1908-2000, including a family history, family tree, eulogies and photographs.

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The material was donated by Judy Newhouse in 2000.


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  • The material is in English.

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Additional material may be found in the First Century of Jewish Life Editorial Committee fonds, in the Dasha Goody fonds, in the Rudolph family fonds and in the Oral History committee fonds held by JAHSENA.<br><br>Record No. SHA.00.1<br><br>

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