Iser Steiman Family, 1898-

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Iser Steiman Family, 1898-

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Iser Steiman was born in Dvinsk, Latvia in 1898 to Solomon and Etza (Feigleson) Steiman. In 1912, he immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba. He attended St. John's High School in Winnipeg and taught at Moose Bay School, near The Pas, during World War I. After graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1924, Steiman practiced in Benito, Manitoba and Arran and Pelly, Saskatchewan before moving to Kamsack in 1929. In November 1932, Steiman opened the King Edward Hospital in Kamsack and practiced there until enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in 1940. Steiman obtained the rank of flight lieutenant and served at several training stations in Manitoba as a medical officer and translator; his translation from Russian of "Fundamentals of Aviation Medicine" was published in 1943. After leaving the RCAF, Steiman moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he practiced family medicine, translated other works from Russian, and wrote on the history of medicine. He retired in 1975 and died on April 17, 1981.

Steiman married Laura Shatsky of Pelly, Saskatchewan in March 1926. The Steimans had two children: Marcelyn (born 1927) and Cherie (born 1933). Laura Steiman died on October 26, 1986 in British Columbia. Marcelyn (Marcie) Steiman married Sydney Smordin. She currently (2011) resides in Vancouver. Cherie Steiman earned a degree in English Literature from the University of British Columbia and established November House, a small publishing company in British Columbia. Her book, "Mendel's Children: a family chronicle" was published in 1997. Cherie Steiman had two children with her husband, Julian (Buddy) Smith. She died on July 13, 1999.


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Authority record created on 2011-03-28. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.




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