Memorable Manitobans: Maurice Halter (c1873-1962)
Businessman, community activist.
Born around 1873, he left Liverpool, England and immigrated to Canada. Settling at Winnipeg in 1903, he married Rhoda Lechtzier (1893-1973) on 7 June 1904. The couple had four children: George Sydney “Syd” Halter, Aubrey Jay Halter, Dr. Cyril Halter, and Rosetta Halter (wife of Alvin Edward Schreiber). He managed a chain of general stores across western Canada from 1908 to 1917 and served as Justice of the Peace for a quarter-century. He was also President of the Commercial Trust Corporation (?-1962), McMillan Hotels Limited (?-1962), and Financial Credit Corporation (?-1962). He was an Officer, President, and Life Member of the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue (also Chairmen of its Cemetery Committee), and President of the Winnipeg Hebrew Free School. He died on 16 April 1962. He is commemorated by Halter Park in Winnipeg.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 April 1962, page 30.
“Western pioneer dies [Obituary, Rhoda Halter],” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 February 1973, page 4.
“An unforgettable character,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 August 2005, page A12.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 8 October 2017
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