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Interview with Joseph Dover.

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Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
2 CDs (two copies)
Fonds No.
I0056
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
2 CDs (two copies)
Date
1975
Fonds No.
I0056
Storage Location
vault
Creator
Shirley Berman
Notes
No transcription available.
Joseph Dover speaks about his father John Dover, his father's immigration to Canada, the establishment of Adath Jeshurun Synagogue, his family and life in lowertown, and antisemitism among other topics. A great deal of information is provided about the earliest days of the Jewish Community in Ottawa.
Name Access
Joseph Dover
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Dover Family fonds

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Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 box of textual records, 8 photographs : b&w
Fonds No.
I0056
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of biographical material, including original John Dover business letter written to customers in 1911, John Dover biography and Dover family tree by Eric Cohen - 1999. File 1 - Dover Family Tree, prepared by Eric B. Cohen - 1999; File 2 - History of the Dover Family in Ottawa, and Do…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 box of textual records, 8 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of biographical material, including original John Dover business letter written to customers in 1911, John Dover biography and Dover family tree by Eric Cohen - 1999. File 1 - Dover Family Tree, prepared by Eric B. Cohen - 1999; File 2 - History of the Dover Family in Ottawa, and Dover family in Eganville - nd; File 3 - Reminiscences of Joseph Dover, son of John Dover. Handwritten and typed copies - nd; File 4 - Announcement of John Dover's wholesale business, on business letterhead - 1911; Photocopy of letter re: death of Leslie Dover during combat in Second World War - January 3, 1945; File 5 - Newsclippings re: death of Dr. Harry Dover - 1960; File 6 - Marriage certificate of Harry Dover's grandmother - 1903; File 7 - Judge Mina Dover-Cohen - 1987, 1993; File 8 - Souvenir booklets. 25th anniversary of B'nai Brith Ottawa Lodge No.885. Contains history of the Ottawa lodge, camp B'nai Brith, and the Ottawa B'nai Brith War Service Record - 1946; 60th anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) of Congregation Adath Jeshurun Booklet and Programme - 1952; File 9 - Newsclippings, John Dover - 1942, 1951; File 10 - Letter of condolence and newsclippings regarding the death of John Dover fatally injured by street car - 1952; File 11 - reproductions of newsclippings regarding Kitzell-Dover wedding - August 1910; File 12 - Harriet Dover's Red Cross Certificate - 1918; Photographs - 1-122; 1-682; 1-695; 1-181; 1-189; 1-202; 1-369; 1-370;
Date
1911 - 1999
Fonds No.
I0056
History Biographical
John Dover arrived in New York City in 1885 from Yourbrick, Lithuania with Aaron Cohen and his sister Minnie Cohen. Upon his arrival, John and Aaron began a short lived saloon business. John began selling dry goods and then ventured into Canada with the expansion of the railways. During his early trips into Canada, John made his living selling watches and chains to lumbermen. He travelled as far west as Winnipeg and was there at the outbreak of the Riel Rebellion (The North-West Rebellion) in 1885. John Dover married his childhood sweetheart Minnie Cohen in 1888 and the couple moved to Ottawa in 1889 where John became the first Orthodox Jewish settler in a burgeoning Jewish Community. John Dover first appears in the Ottawa City Directory of 1890-1891 and is listed as a peddler living at 15 Papineau Street. John and Minnie's first son, Harry Dover (b. April 1890), is thought to have been the first Jewish baby born in Ottawa. The couple's second son, Joseph, was born in 1895. By the early 1890's, John had sent for his father, step-mother and siblings Harry, David and Emily, to join his family in Ottawa. The Dover home on 74 Nelson Street soon became the focal point of religious life in Ottawa, housing religious services for three years before the creation of the Adath Jeshrun Congregation in 1892. John Dover received the charter for Adath Jeshrun and became the congregation's first president. Around this time, construction began for a shul to house the congregation. John Dover peddled with a team of horses until 1907. After that he operated a store in Almont, Quebec, for about seven years where he was the only Jew in town. In 1911, he opened a wholesale grocery business on York Street in Ottawa. He ran this grocery until his retirement in 1927. John and Minnie Dover’s children included five sons; Harry, Joseph, Dave, Jack, and Michael, and two daughters, Hattie (Nathanson) and Sylvia (Rosenthal). Harry graduated from McGill University around 1914 and became Ottawa's first Jewish doctor and the first Jewish coroner in Canada. Sylvia became a nurse and lived in New York. Many of the Dover sons worked in merchandising in Ottawa. Joseph Dover married Jean (b.1912 - d. May 11, 1952) in 1924 and had two children, Mavis (b. 1936 - d. October 13, 2010) and Gerry. In 1941 Joseph opened Dover Hardware.
Acquisition Source
Joseph Dover
Custodial History
Joseph Dover, Mavis Dover
Notes
1. Original of John Dover biography located in Rabbi Lifschutz fonds. 2. Dover Hardware Store - As told by Mavis Dover at Hillel Lodge to Sharon Edelson on March 11, 2007. Dover Hardware was started in 1941 by Joseph Dover. Joseph was born in 1895 on Guigues Street in Ottawa. His wife’s name was Jean and she was born in 1912 in Ottawa. They were married around 1924. They had two children, Mavis and her brother Gerry Dover. According to Mavis, her father was a salesman and had always wanted a business in Ottawa. Their store was located on Sparks St., with branches on Rideau Street and Richmond Rd. They sold everything but clothing according to Mavis. Mavis called it a department store. The building was sold on Sparks Street to the Government and Mavis said her father always wanted to have that building for Gerry. (It was possibly expropriated).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Mr. John Dover.

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Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0056; OJA 1-122
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
December 1941
Fonds No.
I0056
Item No.
OJA 1-122
Creator
Hands, Ottawa
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Joe Dover, Sunday school teacher, with students Adele Wolfe, Jennie Levine, Bella Pearl and Lessie Caplan.

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Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0056; OJA 1-181
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
1917
Fonds No.
I0056
Item No.
OJA 1-181
Acquisition Source
Jean Dover
Notes
L-R: Adele Wolfe, Jennie Levine, Joe Dover, Bella Pearl, and Lessie Caplan. Photograph was taken outside Adath Jeshurun Synagogue.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Joe Dover with a group of friends.

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Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0056; OJA 1-189
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
[ca. 1915]
Fonds No.
I0056
Item No.
OJA 1-189
Acquisition Source
Dr. Lyon Pearlman
Notes
Joe Dover is on far left hugging Annie Levine. Others in the group include Joe Nathanson and Sylvia Dover. All are the grown children of Ottawa's earliest Jewish settlers.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Group photograph with Joe and Hattie Dover.

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Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0056; OJA 1-202
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
1911
Fonds No.
I0056
Item No.
OJA 1-202
Notes
Photograph includes Joseph Dover, Hattie Dover, Sylvia Cohen, Abe Levine and Joseph Nathanson.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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The Dover women at the Experimental Farm in Ottawa.

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Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0056; OJA 1-369
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
May 1913
Fonds No.
I0056
Item No.
OJA 1-369
Acquisition Source
Mina Dover Cohen
Notes
L-R: Minnie Dover (Mrs. John Dover) and her mother-in-law.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Dr. Harry Dover.

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Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0056; OJA 1-370
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
[193-?]
Fonds No.
I0056
Item No.
OJA 1-370
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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John Dover's 80th birthday celebration at the Chateau Laurier.

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Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0056; OJA 1-682
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
1944
Fonds No.
I0056
Item No.
OJA 1-682
Acquisition Source
Nina Dover
Notes
L-R back row: Mary (Ross) Hyman (Jean Dover's sister), Bertha (Saipe) Dover, Jake Dover, Nettie (Nasia Bat Rav Rephael Ha Levi) Dover, Bob Dover, Sol Cohen, Minnie (Cohen) Dover, Marh Lenonar or Hy Hallander, Bill Dover, Sarah Dover, Fannie (Herman) Dover, Simon Ritt, Thelma Dover Ritt, Gabriel Cohen, Becky Cohen, Esther (Kizell) Dover. Third row: Conn Dover, Ray GoodGert Steinberg, Jack Steinberg, Dorothty (Dover) Koffman, Moe Koffman, Ida Hallander, Lilly Dover, Ray Goodman, Bob Goodman, Sara (Torontow) Saslove, Edith (Dover) Sourkes, and Joe Sourkes. Second row: Archie Dover, Emma Dover, Anne Dover, Dave Dover, Jean (Ross) Dover, Joe Dover, John Dover, 80, Dr. Harry Dover, Anne Dover, Mike Dover, Sarah Dover and Jack Dover. Front row: Morris Cohen, Mavis Dover, Jay Dover, Mina Dover Cohen, Joy Dover Fireman, Martin Dover, Myra Dover Evans and Jerry Dover.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Dr. Harry Dover.

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Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0056; OJA 1-695
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
[1914]
Fonds No.
I0056
Item No.
OJA 1-695
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Naomi Pearlman
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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