Memorable Manitobans: John Myer Isaacs (1892-1979)
Born at Abersychan, Monmouthshire, Wales on 9 September 1892, son of Sandel Isaacs and Cecilia Dror, he was educated at the University of Wales (Cardiff). He came to Winnipeg in 1911 where he articled in law to Edmund L. Howell and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1916.
He started a legal practice that year and was later joined in partnership by his younger brother Max Isaacs, and subsequently by their brother Manly Isaacs. Another brother, Hyman David Isaacs, practiced medicine locally. On 17 June 1919, he married Minna Druxerman (?-?) at Winnipeg. They had two daughters. In 1925, he lived at 1 Dunedin Court, Winnipeg. His recreations included cricket and football.
In 1936, the family moved to London, England where he was still living at the time of his death in 1979.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
“Builders of Greater Winnipeg,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 June 1931, page 36.
We thank Keith Jones for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 31 December 2021