David Hart

Birth: 1829 in London, England

Death: November 1, 1907 (age 77-78) in Victoria, B.C.

David Hart was born in London to a large family with deep roots in England. He immigrated to the West Coast at a young age.  In 1855 David Hart married Elizabeth (Betsy) Levy and joined Betsy’s sister-in-law Esther Solomon Levy and her family in Victoria. 

David Hart operated a tobacco shop.  The Victoria Daily Colonist noted “what a pleasure it was to drop in at Dave’s” (cigar store), to chat.

David Hart was active in founding and supporting the Congregation Emanu-el.  He kept in touch with his sister in San Francisco.  His sister Amelia Hart Emanuel’s husband was a clothing merchant.  Their descendants founded the Gap.  

David Hart died on November 1, 1907 and is buried in the Levy family plot.

Gravesite Details: Row F – Plot 16

In Loving Memory of
David Hart
1829 – 1907

Elizabeth Levy Hart (1828–1914)

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