4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 19 x 24 cm or smaller
2 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Dorothy and Paul Eker, the grandparents of Glen Eker. Included are: four photographs (one of Dorothy, two of Paul, and one of Osgoode Hall Law School Graduating Class of 1952); a document acknowledging the appointment of Paul to the position of notary public in the province of Ontario; a document calling Paul to the degree of barrister-at-law; and a document certifying Paul's swearing in as a solictor general of the Supreme Court of Ontario.
Associated materials: Other accessions donated by Glen Eker include 2018-3-1, 2018-4-1, 2018-4-16, and 2018-5-1.
Glen Eker was born in Toronto, Ontario to Paul Eker and Dorothy Horwitz. He grew up in the Forest Hill neighbourhood of Toronto before moving with his family to Hamilton. He received two master’s degrees (one in sociology, the other in political science) from McMaster University and a third master’s degree (in library science) from the University of Toronto.
Glen's wife, Deborah Pekilis, was born in Montreal and lived there until her parents moved to Toronto. She was the librarian for the Jewish Genealogical Society and sat on the Hamilton Historical Board. She is currently a writer.
Glen has worked as a research assistant and a teaching assistant at McMaster and has taught at Ryerson University and Mohawk College. At present, he works as an estate and genealogy researcher.
Glen has published a book on Karl Marx, five indexes of Jews in Canada, and one index of Amish and Mennonites in Canada. His genealogy articles have appeared in various magazines and his short stories and poems have appeared in print as well.
Glen has worked on his family genealogy for a number of years. His paternal family line derives from Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Poland while his maternal line derives from Byelorussia and Romania. He is descended from the Horwitz and Strachman families on the latter.
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