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Memorable Manitobans: Bernard Shragge (1861-1941)

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Bernard Shragge
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Merchant.

Born in Austria in 1861, son of Abraham Shragge, he was educated in Austria and came to Winnipeg in 1884, establishing the Shragge Iron and Metal Company. He also worked in real estate. On 8 November 1882, he married Sylvia Berger (1866-1946) in Austria and they had seven children: Annie Rose Shragge (1884-?, wife of Ephraim Archibald Rosen), Muriel Rose Shragge (1887-?, wife of Abraham A. Weingarden), Irene Enid Shragge (1893-?, wife of ? Abrams), Abraham J. Shragge (1895-?), Lillian Monica Shragge (1898-?, wife of Archibald Coppelman), Samuel Cyril Shragge (1901-1948), and Rita Gertrude Shragge (1903-?, wife of Abraham L. Greenberg). The family lived at 396 Princess Street and later at 878 Dorchester Avenue. He died at Los Angeles, California on 11 May 1941 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shragge Warehouse / Orlaff Scrap Metals Building (400 King Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

“Pioneer Jewish citizen dead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 May 1941, page 22.

“Sylvia Shragge dies aged 80,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 June 1946, page 25.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 December 2019

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