Solomon ABRAHAM (1872-1942)

Solomon was born in Rumania [now Romania] on 21 October 1872, he graduated from the University of Bucharest with a BA (1897) and MSc degrees, from the University of Vienna with a PhD (Agriculture), and from the University of Manitoba with a master of arts in agricultural economies.

He married Sophia Goodman (c1879-?) and they had three children: Yehuda Abraham (c1903-?), Bernhardina Abraham (c1904-?), and Frederick “Abbe” Abraham (1909-?). He immigrated, with his family, to Canada in 1908.

Educator, Farmer, Researcher

They settled in western Canada and he farmed and taught school in rural Manitoba and Saskatchewan, including work at Elva School (1913) and service as Principal of Snowflake School (1916), John H. Gunn School (1917), Wawanesa School (1921-1922), and Bowsman Union School (1922-1924). After moving to Winnipeg, he was a substitute high school teacher (c1924-1942) for the Winnipeg School Division. At one time he worked for Minister of Agriculture, Valentine Winkler, conducting research on rust in grains. He was, also, actively involved with the local Jewish community and the Winnipeg Zionist circles.

He died at his Winnipeg residence, 452 Salter Street, on 07 May 1942 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.


  • Birth, marriage and death records, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  • 1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, Library and Archives Canada.
  • 1921 Census of Canada, Library and Archives Canada.
  • “Results of Manitoba University Examinations are Made Public, Manitoba Free Press, Winnipeg, 18 May 1927, page 9.
  • “Graduates Get Degrees”, The Winnipeg Evening Tribune, Winnipeg, 19 May 1927, page 2.
  • “Solomon Abraham, Winnipeg Teacher Succumbs, Aged 69”, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, 11 May 1942, page 4.


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