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Memorable Manitobans: George Margolius (1866-?)

Wholesale merchant.

Born in Poland, 7 October 1866, son of E. Margolius Margolius and Chava R. Shinkerovitch, he was educated in Poland and emigrated to the United States in 1884, remaining there until 1892 when he moved to Montreal. He worked as a commercial traveller for A. Bradshaw & Sons of Toronto and later with J. Cohen & Company. He came to Winnipeg in 1901 and operated a dry goods business until 1916 when he went to the Greenshields Company in charge of foreign trade. In 1922, he started a wholesale merchant business. In January 1908, he married Anna Pyes (?-?) of Grand Forks, North Dakota and they had one son. He was a member of the Masons (St. George’s Lodge No. 10, Montreal) and B'nai Brith (Fort Rouge Congregation). He served as a trustee for the Jewish Old Folks Home and was a board member for the Jewish Orphanage. In 1925, he lived in Panama Court.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2019

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