Fonds - Charles Cosman fonds

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Charles Cosman fonds

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  • 1951, 1964, 1984 (Creation)
    Cosman, Charles

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15 cm of textual records

1 photograph

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Charles Cosman was a business person who owned Cosman’s Furniture. Cosman died in 1982.

Cosman was born in Romania in 1894 to Leiser and Nechuma Kossman. He came to Canada in 1912 and worked a variety of odd jobs in Ontario and Manitoba. Cosman purchased Carlton Furniture exchange and later changed the name to Cosman’s Furniture.

Charles Cosman married Meita Hurtig in 1917 and the couple had seven children: Wilfred, Ernie, Doris, Florence, Herbert, Meyer and Leslie.

Cosman was also an Army reservist and a Mason.

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Fonds consists of correspondence and business records of Charles Cosman. The correspondence includes personal and business correspondence with friends, family members and colleagues. The small number of business records includes receipts and a ledger book. Also included is a biography of Charles Cosman written by one of his daughters.

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