Birth: 1848 in Holland
Death: June 18, 1895 (age 47) in Victoria, B.C.
James Cohen was a Freemason. The masonic symbol of the square and compass is the central motif of the gravestone. It is now weathered, but was photographed with modern technology which could read the stone. https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/cemeteriesinpictures/
The Daily Colonist reported that James and his family were members of the Order of the Frontiers as well as other secret societies. His death was shrouded in mystery. He was unconscious when he died. He was buried with Masonic and Odd Fellow rites. The pallbearers were: T Prosser, E Frank, L Lewis, G Shaw, C Maynard, W T Williams.
Gravesite Details: Row F – Plot 37
June 18, 1895
Aged 48 Years
Unknown Hebrew Text
Plaque reads: James Cohen
Kate Salmon Cohen