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
1829 – 1907
Elizabeth Levy Hart (1828–1914)