Morris Menkus

Birth: January 6, 1871 in Little Rock, Arkansas

Death: May 14, 1937 (age 65-66)

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

Biography:

Morris was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He passed the bar exam in December of 1892 and began work as an attorney. Morris lived in Tacoma, Washington, from 1894 to 1900, then moved to Seattle. He married Elizabeth Eula Sylvester in Victoria on April 2, 1902. The couple lived in Seattle from 1905 to 1908, where Morris sold life insurance and then operated a real estate firm, before returning to Victoria.

Gravesite Details: Row C – Plot 24

Inscription:
In Loving Memory of
Elizabeth E
1869 – 1937

Morris
1871 – 1937
Menkus

Family Members:

  • Parents
    • Elise Volmer Menkus (1836–1892)
    • Jacob Menkus (1830–1908)
  • Spouse
    • Elizabeth Eula Sylvester Menkus (1869-1937)
  • 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, was born July 4, 1904 in Seattle, Washington & died September 9, 1960 in Riverside, California.
  • Siblings
    • David L. Menkus (1870–1938)
    • Sidney Menkus (1873–1928)
    • Leon Menkus (1880–1885)
    • Gertrude Menkus Pfeifer (1883–1936)
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