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No.: PR1775
TITLE: Jampolsky family fonds
CREATOR: Jampolsky family
DATE RANGE: 1900-1972
EXTENT: 0.41 m of textual records and other material
Includes ca. 300 negatives, 137 photographs, 8 photographic postcards and 29 postcards.
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Moses Jampolsky was born June 22, 1893 in Seveth, Bukovina, Austria; he was the son of Isaak and Sheva (Bayshl) Jampolsky (also spelled Yampolsky). Moses came to Canada in 1913, and studied at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then taught in Saskatchewan. He came to Alberta in 1919, studying medicine at University of Alberta (U. of A.) from 1919 until 1921; he earned his Master of Arts from the U. of A. in 1922. Moses then returned to teach in Saskatchewan, remaining there until 1928, when he moved to Spedden, Alberta. He received his permanent teaching certificate for Alberta in 1944. Moses became a naturalized citizen in 1945. Beginning in about 1938, Moses taught in Spedden, and was principal of the Spedden High School from 1941 until 1953. He continued to teach in Alberta in Smoky Lake, Manville, Fawcett and Legal. Moses died May 7, 1961. On March 27, 1923, Moses married Sonya Greenberg, daughter of Mordechei Stern and Esther (Woloshin) Greenberg. Sonya was born in circa (ca.) 1893 in Russia, and came to Canada in about 1913. Sonya died April 20, 1958. Sonya and Moses had three sons, one of whom was adopted. The Jampolsky’s adopted son Hyman (Hymie) Greenberg born circa (ca.) 1918 and was killed in action in Hong Kong in 1941; he was a member of the Royal Canadian Signals. Lyman Jampolsky was born September 10, 1924. He worked on the Alaska Highway construction before enlisting with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1944. After the war, he completed his high school diploma. He then studied at the University of British Columbia, completing his Bachelor of Arts in 1949 and Master of Arts in philosophy in 1950; his Master’s thesis was entitled “Ethical Values and Political Theory.” Lyman then earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the U. of A. He taught around Alberta for a short time before undertaking doctoral studies in California. Lyman and his wife Jeanette, daughter Lisa, and son Samuel were briefly located in Baker, Oregon, where Jeanette was able to teach. Between 1959 and 1966 Lyman was principal of the Stony Sarcee Indian Agency, Regional Inspector of Indian Schools for the Indian Affairs Branch, and Chief Superintendent of Vocational Training and Special Services. Lyman died in 1982. Murray was born November 5, 1930 in Spedden. He received his permanent teaching certificate in 1957. Murray first taught in Glendon, Alberta. He completed his Bachelor of Arts at the U. of A. in 1962, his Master of Arts at California State College, and his doctorate in educational psychology at U. of A. in 1972. Murray taught in Limbang, a northern town in Sarawak, Malaysia. In 1964, he married Doreen Fialkow. She was born in 1935, likely in Edmonton; she was the daughter of Martha (Hacker) and Harry Aaron Fialkow. Her family moved to Sedgewick, Alberta in 1946. Doreen did a year of service, Shanet Sherut, in Israel from 1956 to 1958. She was also a teacher. Murray was a district representative for Edmonton to the Alberta Teachers’ Association, and was later president of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. Murray and Doreen had two daughters, Sonya and Fia. Murray died August 9, 1984.
CUSTODIAL HISTORY:Doreen Jampolsky, daughter-in-law of Moses Jampolsky, deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1988.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The fonds consists of the Jampolsky family records and includes Moses’ report cards, certificates, correspondence, diaries, stories and essays, a draft of Lyman’s Masters Thesis, a Stern family genealogy, stamps, a Sonya Henie program, a Glendon School newspaper and images of family and friends.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Also see the Doreen Jampolsky fonds at the Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.
RELATED RECORDS: A reference to Moses Jampolsky is made in General Stores of Canada: Merchants and Memories, which is available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 381.14 F54.
GENERAL NOTE: Information for the biographical sketch is taken from The First Century of Jewish Life in Edmonton and Northern Alberta, 1893-1993, which is available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.23004924 R15, from the Edmonton Journal, from the Alberta Genealogical Society Cemetery Database and from the records. This fonds was donated at the same time, and in the same accession as the following unrelated fonds: the Spedden Trading Post fonds (PR1776) and the Lyman Jampolsky fonds (PR1777).
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