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A. L. Florence

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Collection
A. L. Florence fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0001; OJA 1-604-02
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
A. L. Florence fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
January 1, 1936
Fonds No.
I0001
Item No.
OJA 1-604-02
Storage Location
vault
Creator
Castonguay Studio, Ottawa
Acquisition Source
Avram Smith
Notes
Sitter's full name is Avram (Abraham) Lazarus Florence.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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A. L. Florence fonds

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Collection
A. L. Florence fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2 artifacts, 4 photographs : b&w
Fonds No.
I0001
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of an obituary, photographs of the Sussex Drive home, portriats of Avram and Lena Florence, and a presentation key with an inscription that reads: “Presented by the Congregation of Agudath Achim to President A. L. Florence, 5673 (1912)". (1-955).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
A. L. Florence fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2 artifacts, 4 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of an obituary, photographs of the Sussex Drive home, portriats of Avram and Lena Florence, and a presentation key with an inscription that reads: “Presented by the Congregation of Agudath Achim to President A. L. Florence, 5673 (1912)". (1-955).
Date
1912 - 1936
Fonds No.
I0001
History Biographical
Avram (Abraham) Lazarus Florence (1875-1936) was one of Ottawa’s best known Jewish businessmen in his day. Born at Zadik, Lithuania A. L. Florence came to Canada in his early teens. For several years he lived in Hamilton then moved to Ottawa around 1900. Initially he was listed as a junk dealer in the Ottawa City Directory, living at 107 Dalhousie Street and operated his business at 75-77 Dalhousie. Eventually he specialized in supplying paper mills with used paper. The Government of Canada was a major client for the Florence Paper Company Ltd. In his obituary it was wrtten that the "paper industry is a tribute to Mr. Florence’s industry and enterprise, and one of the chief businesses in the factory district around Botelier Street on which the warehouses are located.” At one time the business was located on King Edward Street. Mr. Florence was a past president of the Agudath Achim Congregation, and was one of the prominent members of the congregation associated with the building of the Rideau Street Synagogue in 1912. He was also a strong supporter of the Hebrew Benevolent Society and the Ottawa Talmud Torah Board. He married Lena Pullan who died at the age of 45 in 1925. Ottawa Hadassah named a Lena Florence Chapter for her. They had three sons; Frank, Harry and Jack, and four daughters; Esther (married J. Smith), Rose (married Moses Doctor), Molly (married Alex Betcherman) and Freda. The three sons continued the business with Esther and Rose working in the office. Esther’s son, Avram Smith, also worked in the business. The Florences built a large home overlooking the Ottawa River near Earnscliffe, which was later sold to the Francisans who converted the home into a monastery. In 1985, the paper company was bought by Laidlaw Company.
Acquisition Source
Avram and Lena Florence photographs donated by their grandson, Avram Smith.
Notes
Biographical information from obituary, Ottawa Morning Journal, January 2, 1936 pages 1 - 2, “A. L. Florence dies in hospital after long illness.”
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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A golden key with the inscription, “Presented by the Congregation of Agudath Achim to President A. L. Florence, 5673 (1912)".

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Collection
A. L. Florence fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 object
Fonds No.
I0001; OJA 1-955
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
A. L. Florence fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 object
Date
1912
Fonds No.
I0001
Item No.
OJA 1-955
Storage Location
vault
Physical Condition
Case holding the key is damaged; the top and bottom of case have become separated, handle with care.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
Less detail
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