Raphael David “Ralph” Davis

Birth: June 4, 1832 in London, England

Death: January 13, 1909 (age 76) in Victoria, B.C.

Biography:
Son of David Davis and Susan Solomon, he came to America with his parents and siblings in about 1840, settling in New York City where his father was a successful furniture merchant, and where he was a merchant dealing in glass and hardware.

(His month, day and year of birth are taken as self-reported on the 1901 Canadian census for Victoria.)

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Raphael Davis, an old timer of this city, died yesterday evening at the family residence after an illness of about two weeks. Taken suddenly ill on the streets it developed into a sickness which proved fatal. The late Mr. Davis, who resided at 927 Johnson street, was born in London, Eng., and came to this city about twenty years ago. He was a familiar figure around the Variety Bazaar in Johnson street, and is survived by three sons and one daughter, residing in New York.

The deceased was a member of the Masonic order. The funeral will take place from the residence tomorrow afternoon. Dr. Hartmann will officiate. Interment will take place at the Jewish cemetery.

–Victoria Daily Colonist, (Victoria, B. C., Canada); 14 Jan 1909; pg 6, col 5

Gravesite Details: Row F – Plot 25

Inscription:
In Loving Memory
of
Raphael Davis
Born
June 4, 1832
Died
Jan. 13, 1909
Rest

Family Members:

  • Parents
    • Susan Solomon Davis (1797–1874)
    • David Davis (1794–1870)
  • Spouse
    • Esther Hart Davis (1832–1896)
  • Children
    • Kate Davis Salmon (1862–1926)
  • Siblings
    • Charles E. Davis (1815–1883)
    • Sarah Davis Brandon (1817–1888)
    • Henry Davis (1821–1896)
    • Joseph Davis (1828–1894)
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