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Memorable Manitobans: David Ripstein (1851-1923)


Born in Russia in October 1851, brother of Simon A. Ripstein, he emigrated to Canada in 1872 and came to Winnipeg in 1881. During the Klondike Gold Rush, he joined thousands of others in seeking his fortune in the Yukon, returning to Winnipeg after a period of three years. He operated several businesses during his lifetime, including liquor sales. At the time of his death, he was proprietor of the Occidental Hotel. On 31 July 1882, he was married to Hanna “Annie” Frineburg. She died three years later. He later remarried. He served as President of the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue. He died suddenly in his Winnipeg residence, a suite in the Ripstein Block that he owned on Main Street, on 6 May 1923.


Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Pioneer Hotel Man Dead in Winnipeg,” newspaper clipping dated 7 May 1923. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

“Court Rules Suite is not Homestead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 November 1927, page 7.

We thank Paul Silverstone for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 January 2018

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