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No.: PR1045
TITLE: Wershof family fonds
CREATOR: Wershof family
DATE RANGE: Copied 1975
EXTENT: 0.02 m of textual records. – 7 negatives
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Doctor (Dr.) Eli Wershof, born 1896, immigrated to Canada from Lithuania in 1905, residing in Ottawa, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba before settling in Edmonton, Alberta. He graduated in medicine from the University of Manitoba in 1917 and then served overseas as a captain in the Canadian Medical Corps. He established his own medical practice in Edmonton in 1922 and continued to practice until his death. He was an honorary member of the Edmonton Academy of Medicine, an honorary life member of St. John’s Ambulance Association, and a lecturer at Edmonton General and Misericordia Hospitals. He and his wife Charlotte (Lottie) had three children, Queena, Naomi, and Cecil. Dr. Wershof was active in the Jewish community and was a president of the Edmonton B’nai Brith Lodge, the Edmonton Zionist Council, Edmonton chairman for the Friends of Bar-Ilan Universities and a co-honouree at the first Negev Dinner held in Edmonton in 1954. He died in 1972, survived by his wife Charlotte. Charlotte Wershof, born 1902, was a nurse by training and the president of the Victorian Order of Nurses, Edmonton Chapter circa 1961. She was also active in the Jewish community and was founding president of the Jewish National Fund in Edmonton, a past president and life member of the Edmonton Hadassah-WIZO, and a vice president of the Emunah/Mizrachi Edmonton Chapter. Charlotte Wershof died circa 1998.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: Fonds consists of the personal records of Charlotte and Eli Wershof and includes a photocopied obituary of Dr. Eli Wershof dated 1973, photocopied speeches of Dr. Eli Wershof dating circa1933-circa 1936, and copied photographs dated 1914-1939 that depict various members of the Edmonton, Alberta Jewish community, including Dr. Eli Wershof.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Other records pertaining to the Wershof family can be found in the Wershof family fonds located at the Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.
GENERAL NOTE: Information for the biographical sketch was taken from the records and from the biographical sketch provided for the Wershof family fonds located at the Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta.
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