- Sandra Small Silverman tells about the Slotnikoff family
- The Slotnikoff family lineage through three generations
Sandra Small Silverman tells about the Slotnikoff family August, 2008
My mother is from Papineau. Her family name is Slotnikoff. My grandfather David was a tailor and they lived
on Marquette between Beaubien and St Zotique. He was married to Katie who died very young and he remarried.
The children were Bessie who married Harry Levine, Annie who married Louis Browns, Dinah who married Jack
Erdle, Laura who married someone last name Rapps, and Celia ( my mother) who married Louis Small (Smalback).
My mother was born on Jan. 6, 1915 on Marquette St. ( I was trying to find the exact address but I haven't gotten it
yet). My grandfather lived until 1955, and his wife lived there for quite a while after. When my mother married she did
not move far from there and lived on De lanaudiere St. between Beaubien and St. Zotique until about 1955. I grew up
in that area, went to Earl Grey School, Ahmerst School, and then Nesbitt School which was in Rosemount. I moved
to Park Ex when I was 10. Her sister Annie lived on De La Roche St. after she was married and also moved to Park Ex
around 1954. She was married to Louis Browns. His brother Maurice started Browns Bottle and Louis worked for his
brother. My aunt Dinah lived on Fabre St. after she was married and also lived on Papineau before she moved to Park
Ex, probably around 1954-55 also. Her other sister Bessie moved to Ormstown and Laura moved to Toronto. I will try
to get some of my cousins to write you and give you more details. My mother is the youngest and the only one left.
I can remember the couple who had a cleaners on Papineau which was between Beaubien and Bellechasse. Their last
name was Better, hers was Mollie but I can't remember his. and next door was Lafferman. (I think his name was Al.) I
don't think I saw their names on your list. I will get my cousin to write, her parents were very good friends with the
Better's. I remember going to their house every Sunday night to watch the Ed Sullivan Show. They were the only ones
who had a TV at the time. It must have been 1952.
Hi Peter, I just found some id from my grandfather which gave his address as 6622 Marquette St. I know that as of a
few years ago, his house was still there and looking the same as it did when I was little.
Slotnikoff family lineage
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