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Memorable Manitobans: Philip Brown (1836-1913)


He moved from Montreal to Winnipeg in the early 1870s and, in 1879, established himself in business as a clothier and outfitter, with premises at the corner of Water and Main Streets. He was also a partner in the firm of Brown and Coblentz at the corner of Main and Logan Avenue. Afterwards he entered the service of the government as an Immigration Officer. He was an ardent worker among the Jewish people of Winnipeg and played a significant role in the founding of the first Shaarey Zedek Synagogue. He was the President of the Jewish congregation and was associated with the Hebrew B’nai B’rith. He died at Winnipeg on 1 February 1913, survived by a widow and daughter, and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2019

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