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Gordon Caplan fonds

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Collection
Gordon Caplan fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 program; 6 b&w photographs, 1 colour photograph
Fonds No.
I0083
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a Stag Dinner program for A. J. Freiman on the occasion of his return from his trip abroad by the Executives and Assistants of A.J. Freiman Ltd. Fonds also contains seven b&w photographs and one hand tinted colourour photograph
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Gordon Caplan fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 program; 6 b&w photographs, 1 colour photograph
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a Stag Dinner program for A. J. Freiman on the occasion of his return from his trip abroad by the Executives and Assistants of A.J. Freiman Ltd. Fonds also contains seven b&w photographs and one hand tinted colourour photograph
Date
1927 - 1958
Fonds No.
I0083
History Biographical
Gordon Caplan was born in Ottawa in 1901, son of Caspar Caplan and Dora Roston. His brothers were Sam, and David and his sisters were Miriam, married to M. Wershof, Lessie, married to E. Roston and Lillian, married to L. Wolfe. Sam married Marcia Clarice Singer of Montreal in August, 1936. David did not marry. Gordon (d. 1990) married Etta Bender (1912 - 1987) of Hamilton. They had two daughters, Joan (b. 1935) and Lillian (b. 1942). Joan married Manuel Gluck in 1956 and had four children; Carl, Laurie, Tim and Paula. Lillian married Steve Vineburg in 1963. They had three children; Scott, Shanna and Ross. Gordon operated C. Caplan Ltd. with his brother Sam. Caplan's celebrated its 75th anniversary at their Rideau Street location in 1972. He started working in his father Caspar Caplan's store in 1917. The store went out of business in 1984, after over 80 years in business. Gordon Caplan was the Chief Buyer and a well respected business owner in the City. Gordon's outside activites included Board of Director sof the Royal Ottawa Hospital and a member of the Kiwanas Club of Ottawa.
Notes
1. One photograph placed in Lillian and Archibald Freiman fonds (1-307) Mrs. Pearl Bender was a Freiman, sister of Archibald Jacob Freiman.
Related Material
Sam Caplan fonds C. Caplan Ltd. fonds Lillian and Archibald Freiman family fonds
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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