Elizabeth “Lizzie” Menkus

Elizabeth Eula Sylvester Menkus

Birth: November 23, 1869 in Victoria, B.C.

Death: May 18, 1937 (age 67-68) in Victoria, B.C.

Biography:
Eldest child of Frank and Cecelia Sylvester; the only one to marry a Jewish person.

Lizzie began teaching school circa 1886 when she was 17. She taught for about 20 years. In 1887 she was teaching in Cowichan, and at the Boy’s School from 1890-1894.

Married Morris Menkus on April 2, 1902. The couple moved to Seattle and had 2 children. They retired in Victoria and died within days of each other.

Gravesite Details: Row C – Plot 23

Inscription:
In Loving Memory of
Elizabeth E
1869 – 1937

Morris
1871 – 1937
Menkus

Parents:
Cecelia Davies Sylvester (1848-1935)
Francis Joseph “Frank” Sylvester (1837–1908)

Spouse:
Morris Menkus (1871–1937)

Children:
Elise Dorothy Menkus, born March 5, 1903 in Seattle, died on August 31, 1987 in San Francisco. Married Elmer Edwin Reed in 1927.
Julian Alfred Menkus, born July 4, 1904 in Seattle, Washington, died September 9, 1960 in Riverside, California.

Siblings:
Louise Sylvester (1872-1955)
William Benjamin Sylvester (1874-1931)
Clarence Bertram “Toots” Sylvester (1876-1933)
Maybel “May” Violet Sylvester Ellis (1878-1941)
Jesse Percival Sylvester (1881-1945)
Rachael “Ray” Valentine Sylvester Campbell (1884-1975)
Rebecca “Ruby” Florence Sylvester Macrae (1889-1980)

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