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Memorable Manitobans: Manly Finkelstein (1898-1949)


Born at Winnipeg on 5 August 1898, son of Moses Finkelstein and Sarah Rosen, he was educated at the University of Manitoba, graduating with a medical degree in 1921. He was elected a Hudson’s Bay Company Research Fellow at the University of Manitoba from 1921 to 1922. He was appointed the Winnipeg City Bacteriologist in June 1922. He resigned from the position in 1926 and started a private medical practice.

On 3 July 1928, he married Freda Rosner, daughter of Samuel Rosner. During the Second World War, he served as a Captain in the Canadian Army Medical Corps until he was forced to resign in 1942 for health reasons. His recreations were tennis and riding. In 1925, he lived at 1185 Wolseley Avenue, Winnipeg.

He died suddenly at Montreal, Quebec on 14 May 1949 where he had gone for the wedding of his niece.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

We thank Paul Silverstone for providing additional information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 August 2011

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