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Memorable Manitobans: Frank “Feivel” Simkin (1885-1983)

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Born in Magilio, Russia, he came to Winnipeg in 1905. In 1911 he established the Israelite Press, for many years the only Jewish newspaper in Western Canada. He was also active in the Jewish community, a leader of the Arbeiter Ring School and later the I. L. Peretz School. He became President of Universal Printers when it was founded in 1949, remaining head of the company until its sale and his retirement in 1960. In 1974 he was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt. He died in Winnipeg.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2016

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