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Name
Mary (Levine) Soskin
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
15 November 1974
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Mary (Levine) Soskin
Number
AC 001
Interview Date
15 November 1974
Interviewer
Sophie Milgram
Total Running Time
001A: 30.41 minutes 001B: 20.58 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Conditional access. Researchers must receive permission from the interviewee or his/her heir prior to accessing the interview. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Mary (Levine) Soskin, daughter of Moses and Sarah Levine was born in 1895 in Midland Ontario. In 1895 the family moved to Toronto's Ward neighborhood living in the vicinity of the Goel Tzedec Synagogue. After completing her education Mary worked as a bookeeper for her father in his grocery business. After her marriage Mary made her home in Los Angeles.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Soskin, Mary
Levine, Moses
Levine, Sarah
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Geographic Access
St. John's Ward
Toronto
Midland, Ontario
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 001,Mary Soskin\Mary Soskin transcript.pdf
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1952]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Goldie Gary hanging up the wash on the clothesline at her Pontypool residence on Amelia Street.
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of original photo.
Name Access
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nancy Halter is the granddaughter of Joseph and Goldie Gary and the youngest daughter of Jack Halter and Ethel (née Gary) Halter. The Manettas also owned resort cabins and had the only pool in Pontypool.
Scope and Content
Copy photograph of Nancy Halter wading in the Manettas pool in Pontypool. Nancy's sister, Frances, is seen in the background with her bathing cap on.
Name Access
Manetta family
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Gary, Leslie
Halter, Nancy
Subjects
Outdoor recreation
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the home of Joseph and Goldie Gary. There is a tree in the front yard with a handmade sign which reads: "Gary's Cottages RU-1-2913, To Rent".
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of original photo.
Name Access
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Leslie
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1962
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Frances and Nancy Halter are the daughters of Jack Halter and Ethel (née Gary) Halter and the granddaughters of Joseph and Goldie Gary.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Nancy Halter (sitting) and her older sibling Frances (standing) in a children's wading pool on the property of the Gary homestead in Pontypool.
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of original photo.
Name Access
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Halter, Nancy
Halter, Frances
Subjects
Outdoor recreation
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 14 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ethel Halter's neice is the daughter of her sister Shirley (née Gary) Cohen.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Joseph Gary, Goldie Gary, Ethel Halter and her neice (crouching) in front of Gary's Cottages.
Name Access
Gary, Joseph
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Leslie
Cohen
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of six of the ten cottages on the Gary property in Pontypool.
Name Access
Gary, Joseph
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Leslie
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ethel (née Gary) Halter reclining on a lawn chair in her bathing suit at Gary's Cottages.
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of original photograph.
Name Access
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Subjects
Outdoor recreation
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mrs. Burke owned a farm near the pond in Pontypool. The Garys rented a room from her in the summer of 1947 while they looked for a home to purchase in the town.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Mrs. Burke, Ethel (Gary) Halter and Goldie Gary standing in Mrs. Burke's cornfield.
Name Access
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Burke, Mrs.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1947]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Gary and Goldie (née Lawrence) Gary married in 1921 in Rochester, N.Y. Shortly thereafter they moved to Toronto. Joseph and Goldie had three children; daughters Ethel (Halter) and Shirley (Cohen), and son Leslie. In 1950, after three years of visiting the region, Joseph and Goldie purchased a home on Amelia Street in Pontypool, ON. As the area was a popular summer resort spot for vacationing Jews from the 1940s to the 1960s, Joseph and Goldie decided to build 10 cottages on their land for rental, which they named Gary's Cottages. The cottages were sold around 1970 and are no longer in existence, however their home is still standing.
Mrs. Burke owned a farm near the pond in Pontypool. Joseph and Goldie rented a room from her in the summer of 1947 while they looked for a home to purchase in the town.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Goldie and Joseph Gary standing in Mrs. Burke's cornfield. They are holding onto a large sunflower.
Notes
Title taken from back of original photograph.
Name Access
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Burke, Mrs.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nancy Halter is the daughter of Jack Halter and Ethel (née Gary) Halter and the granddaughter of Joseph and Goldie Gary.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Nancy Halter in her bathing suit, standing in front of Gary's cottages in Pontypool. She is holding a bucket of sand and there is a wooden chair directly behind her.
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of original photograph.
Name Access
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Halter, Nancy
Subjects
Outdoor recreation
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1993-1-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-1-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1938-[ca.1980]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material pertaining to the Goel Tzedec Synagogue in Toronto, including a script of a Sisterhood play, and religious school newsletters "Keren Ami". There is a program for the Beth Tzedec's First Congregational Dinner (1955), a certificate for charter members of the North Toronto YMHA awarded to the law firm of Singer and Kert, and a Young Judea publication "The Leader" (1938) which includes a prize winning address by Sheldon Kert. As well there is a menu from "Old Ed's", one of Ed Mirvish's restaurants.
Administrative History
The Singer and Kert law partnership lasted from 1920-1965. Joseph Singer was a gold metalist at Osgoode Hall in 1911. He was the first Jewish Controller in Toronto, and legal adviser to the Primrose Club. At the time of his death in 1967 he had practiced law for 56 years.
Lawrence Kert helped organize the Associated Hebrew Schools and the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. He was on the board of Goel Tzedec Synagogue. When he passed away in 1976 he had been a lawyer for 56 years.
Name Access
Kert, Sheldon
Kert, Lawrence
Singer, Joseph
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Source
Archival Accessions
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