Elizabeth Eula Sylvester Menkus

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

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

Biography:
She was the eldest child of Frank and Cecelia Sylvester, and maybe the only one to marry a Jewish person.

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

She 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

Family Members:

  • Parents
    • Cecelia Davies Sylvester (1848-1935)
    • Francis Joseph “Frank” Sylvester (1837–1908)
  • Spouse
    • Morris Menkus (1871–1937)
  • Children
    • Elise Dorothy Menkus, was born March 5, 1903 in Seattle & died on August 31, 1987 in San Francisco. In 1927, Elise married Elmer Edwin Reed.
    • Julian Alfred Menkus, who was 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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