Barnett “Barney” Aaronson

Birth: June 27, 1857 in Chelsea, London, England

Death: July 19, 1925 (aged 68) in Victoria, B.C.

There are three Aaronsons  (Barnett “Barney”, Hannah and Rachel)  interred in this cemetery, for whom the exact burial location is uncertain. There is one plot (Row D – Plot 17) with a rectangular marker inscribed “Aaronson” but  it is not possible to determine which of these three Aaronsons  it commemorates; it may be intended to mark one or all three graves.

Barney lived in Victoria for over 40 years and was involved in a number of businesses including pawnbroker, and junk dealer.

On September 9, 1911 The Victoria Daily News reported that a large number of members of Congregation Emanuel attended the third annual meeting. Barney was elected Trustee. At that meeting reports indicated that the congregation was in a ‘very prosperous condition’ due to and Rabbi Friedlander’s “beautiful and stirring sermons.” He was unanimously re-elected for another two year term as Rabbi.

Gravesite Details: G-12-1

Heiman Aaronson (1815-1882)
Hannanh Kesner Aaronson (1824-1880)

Samson Aaronson 1852-1909
Louis Lewis Aaronson 1853-1899
Andrew Alfred Aaronson 1856-1912
Barnett Aaronson 1857-1925
Ralph Aaronson 1860-1923
Esther Aaronson Rothschild 1863-1934
Isabella Aaronson Nachman 1867-1902

Rachel Cohn Aaronson 1859-1928

Jacob Lewis Aaronson 1884-1972
Hannah Aaronson 1886-1916

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