Fonds consists of one wedding photo of Moses Palmer and Rose Lieff and the nearly 50, identified guests.
Moshe Palmer and Rose Greenberg were married at Issac Greenberg’s home in Billings Bridge, on June 19, 1910. While most of the residents of the Jewish community at Billings Bridge were engaged in agriculture, Moshe Palmer was in the scrap metal business.
When he moved to Ottawa, he lived at 10 Charlotte, followed by 230 Clarence, 218 Friel, and ultimately owned a home (double) on Daly. He and Rose had nine children; Abe, Betty, Molly, Jennie, Jack, Morris, Nat, Mrs. Ray Segal and Louis, who died as an infant.
Moshe Palmer was a religious man. He first attended Agudath Achim then moved to Machzikei Hadas. He always maintained the Sabbath.
Eventually he established a warehouse for his metal in Hull. His sons, Nat and Morris, were also in the business. Moshe Palmer first used a horse and wagon, then moving to a truck, and was tragically killed in an accident involving his own truck.
Information about Moshe Palmer provided by Max Lieff when he visited the Ottawa Jewish Archives, January 17, 2001. He also mentioned that his family never used non-kosher milk for Passover, and recalled travelling by horse and wagon to collect milk at a Jewish farm at Billings Bridge. It was a small Jewish community at Billings Bridge with both Issac Greenberg and Meyer Held conducting shul services. On high holidays, Bernard Lieff (Max Lieff’s father) and his brother Aaron Lieff conducted services at Billings Bridge. They were learned people and the services were informal.
L-R back row: Jake Greenberg holding Sam Greenberg, Max (Mordecai) Greenberg, Issac Greenberg, Sam Greenberg (father of Ethel Taylor), Aaron Lieff (brother of Bernard Lieff), Bernard Lieff holding Hyman Lieff, Meyer Held, Ben Greenberg, M. Greenberg, Coleman Gencher.
L-R third row: Bayla Greenberg (wife of Max), Issac Greenberg, Rose Palmer (Bride), Moses Palmer (Groom), Mrs. Lieff, Meyer Held (mother of Abe and Ben), Jenni Greenberg, Mrs. M Greenberg (mother of Sarah Greenberg), Minnie Pass, Coleman Gencher holding Bertha Gencher.
L-R second row; Mrs. Jake Greenberg, Mrs. Greenberg (mother of Mrs. M. Palmer), Sema Greenberg, Nathan Greenberg, Bessie Kronick, Rebecca Greenberg (wife of Issac Greenberg), Louis Lieff, Hon. Justice Abraham H. Lieff, Esther Diamond, Sarah Pollack, Sarah Greenberg, Reuben Greenberg (brother of Sarah Greenberg), Mrs. Markson (sister of Sam Greenberg).
L-R front row; Ben Greenberg (california) Abe Greenberg, Barney Greenberg, "Ohio Greenbergs," Anne Gencher, Joe Gencher, Benny Held, Clara Freedman, Abe Held.
Mrs. Bernard Lieff was a sister to Moshe (Moses) Palmer. Information received from Joe Lieff.
Photograph taken in front of the home of Issac Greenberg, as identified by Max Lieff, January, 2001.