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Anna and Samuel Lazear fonds

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Collection
Anna and Samuel Lazear fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 folder
Fonds No.
I0018
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Russian passports of Samuel Lazaer and Anna, Arthur and Sonia Lazear, 1927.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Anna and Samuel Lazear fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 folder
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Russian passports of Samuel Lazaer and Anna, Arthur and Sonia Lazear, 1927.
Date
1927
Fonds No.
I0018
History Biographical
Anna Lazear (Kentorowitz) (1902- ) and Samuel Lazear (b.1895- 1959) and their two children Arthur (b.1926- 2001) and Sonia (b.1923- ) travelled from Minsk to Riga, Latvia, and on to England. They arrived at Quebec City on the Montairn in October, 1927. They were sponsored by Anna’s brother David, deputy mayor of Newark, New Jersey and Samuel’s brothers in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. The United States was their first choice but immigration restrictions prevented that destination.The family had a distant cousin in Ottawa who initially accommodated the Lazears along with Anna’s brother Arthur and sister Sonia who also made the voyage. Samuel Lazear was a salesman in a By Ward Market shop. In later years he and Anna opened a small jewellery shop called The Jewel Box. Anna was very active in World War II volunteer work and is remembered as a “very kind and generous person”.
Notes
1. Donated by Sonia Shaffer (Lazear), winter, 2003. 2. Each passport is complete with studio photograph.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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