Birth: Unknown in London, England
Death: October 9, 1894 in Victoria, B.C.
Samuel Solomon Hyams was born in London, England. He came to British Columbia in 1858 for the gold rush, but soon returned to England. He went back to the United States and had businesses in Boston, New York and San Francisco.
Due to poor health he returned to Victoria in 1884 and worked as an optician. He died on October 9, 1894 and was survived wife and daughter in Victoria and a daughter in Chicago.
His pallbearers were Walle, Meldram, Roberts, Kennedy, Franck and Levin and he was buried with Odd Fellow rites.
Gravesite Details: Row E – Plot 11
In Loving Memory Of
Samuel S. Hyams
Oct 9 1894
Aged 53 Years
Note: Transcription of his weathered marker was aided by the University of Victoria Digital Documentation of Monuments project: http://dspace.library.uvic.ca:8080/bitstream/handle/1828/7903/Heizer_Melanie_JCURA_2017.pdf?sequence=5&isAllowed=y
- Solomon Hyams died 1890
- Adelaide Rosetta Hyams Gutman died 1901