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Memorable Manitobans: David Cantor (1865-1953)


Born in Poland in 1865, he came to Winnipeg with his family in 1904. He served as Rabbi at the Tefereth Israel Synagogue until his retirement in 1941. On 17 May 1883, he married Ada Cantor (1865-1955) at Miedzerich, Poland and they had seven children: Harry Cantor, Alexander Elihu Cantor, Maurice Cantor, Dr. Benjamin Cantor, Dr. Max Cantor, Anne Cantor (wife of Alan Breen), and ? Cantor (wife of Toby Blum). He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 10 November 1953 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Biollo House (494 College Avenue, Winnipeg)


Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“City Rabbi David Cantor dies aged 88,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 November 1953, page 4.

“Mrs. Ada Cantor, widow of former Rabbi here dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 January 1955, page 14.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 March 2020

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