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.