Lewis Levy

Birth: 1853 in Poland

Death: January 18, 1926 (age 73) in Port Angeles, Washington

Burial: Congregation Emanu-El Cemetery, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada

Biography:

Lewis Levy was a Freemason.

His obituary, published 18 Jan 1926 in the Port Angeles Evening News, reads as follows:
“Lewis Levy, 73, a pioneer real estate man of Port Angeles, whose one thought in life was the up building of this city, passed away early this morning from stomach trouble after an illness of only a few days. Mr. Levy was taken ill late last week and was taken from a hotel room to a hospital where at first he showed signs of improvement. His advanced age and the fact that his heart had become weakened, caused him not to rally to treatment and he passed away this morning.

Mr. Levy was born in Poland. He came to Port Angeles in May, 1888, and that same year became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Some of his earlier days were spent in Victoria and in Alaska but his home was in NY previous to coming here. Upon his arrival here, Mr. Levy went into the real estate business and for all the years that have followed he has been in that business here, at times having other business interests, but with the real estate business as his main occupation.

Mr. Levy is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen Levy of this city, a son Arnold, also of this city, who graduated in law from the NYU and another son, George Levy, a physician in NYC. Julius Kirschberg, a life long friend, is a brother of Mrs. Levy. From all sources n the community there are coming expression of regret for the sudden calling of Mr. Levy. He was absolutely tireless in his efforts in behalf of Port Angeles and its up building and his last act on earth was a request that he might sign an affidavit in regards to some property “To help the city progress” as he put it.

There was not a man in the county who knew property values as well as Mr. Levy. He had faith in this city and county that never grew dim. He was for this city, first, last, and all the time and his life seemed to be dedicated to the up building of the city that he saw grown from a village on the beach to its present size and in a measure, Port Angeles itself is a monument to him and his labor for in truth he was a builder of it. Mr. Levy had many close friendships with Victoria businessmen and had during all of his life here, acted as agent for them in their property interests and they give him their fullest confidence.

Full details of the funeral have not yet been made. Mr. Levy was a member of the Masons and Elks lodges and these 2 bodies will have charge of the funeral ceremonies.”

Gravesite Details: Row C – Plot 34

Inscription:
In Sacred Memory
of
Lewis Levy
(Husband and Father)
Died Port Angeles Jan 18, 1926
Aged 73

Family Members:

  • Spouse
    • Helen Kirschberg

Vancouver Island Masonic History Project: http://www.templelodge33.ca/VI%20Masonic%20History%20Project/Victoria%20Jewish%20Cemetery/Lewis-Levi.html

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