My father had a friend named Haskel Masters in Saskatchewan whose name had
been Chatskiel. The story is his first grade teacher made the change,
although I think of it more like an adaptation. I don't know what
"Masters" had been. My grandfather's first grade teacher, according to what
he told my mother, (my grandfather, not the teacher) imposed Charles on him,
rather than allowing him to use his original name which was Efraim, which
she thought was absurd.
Born in Winnipeg