Ben and Marietta Binder (Rosen) arrived in Ottawa separately, Ben from Russia and Marietta from Rumania. They married in Ottawa and had two children, Jack (b. 1925- d. 1988) and Ellen (b. 1933- d. 2008). Jack had two children from his first marriage to Esther, Manie Binder and David Binder.
Ben Binder operated a corner store in Elgin street where the Ottawa Police Station is now located. He and his brother were also in the fur trade on the side. Later on he invested in real estate and owned five row houses. “Mrs. Binder was loved by everyone and died prematurely of a heart attack in 1947."
Through the Officer Training Program, son Jack received a university education at Carleton and then joined the Air Force as a commissioned officer. Daughter Ellen was handicapped, partly schooled at the Ontario School for the Deaf, Belleville. She worked for the Federal Civil Service.
1. Jack Binder’s second wife, Pat, was an Ottawa Jewish Archives volunteer in 1996