British Columbia

Selim Franklin, Jewish Pioneer of Victoria, Canada, 1858

Selim Franklin Values Codes I-H-E-L-P Selim Franklin was born in 1814, the son of Miriam and Lewis Franklin, a Liverpool banker and marble importer. The Franklins had nine sons and two daughters, of whom at least three: Selim, Lumley, and Edward, as well as their cousins Benjamin,

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Henry Nathan Jr. First Jew to Sit in the Canadian House of Commons, 1871

Henry Nathan Jr. Values Codes I-H-E-L-P Henry Nathan Jr. was born in London, England in 1842. He was educated at London University College in England. His Anglo-Jewish family was prominent in commerce and official circles.  Victoria Henry and his father, Henry Nathan Sr,. arrived in Victoria in

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More Early Jewish Pioneers of British Columbia, 1858 – 1880’s

More Early Jewish Pioneers of British Columbia   Jews were a major factor in the development of most parts of the new British Columbia economy. Additional information about the following early Jewish Pioneers is welcome from descendants, historical societies and/or scholars. This is only a sampling of Jewish Pioneers.

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Samuel Davies Schultz: First Hebrew in the Dominion of Canada Named to the Judiciary

Samuel Davies Schultz Values Codes I-H-E-L-P   Samuel Davies Schultz was born in 1865, in Victoria, Vancouver Island to Elizabeth (Davies) and Herman Schultz. After his mother’s demise Samuel Davies Schultz was raised by his grandparents, Judah and Miriam Davies.   Education Samuel Davies Schultz was an

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Amelia Copperman: First Jewish Woman Licensed as an Independent “Indian Trader” in Victoria. 1858-1876.

Amelia Copperman Values (you decide)   Amelia and William Copperman, Prussian immigrants, were married in 1852, in San Francisco. They departed in 1858 on board the S.S. Commodore bound for Victoria. It was an ill-fated voyage. The damaged ship listed back to port, and the Coppermans had lost all of their

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Harris “Dutchy” Lewin & David Sokoloski: Unlucky Jewish Pioneer Merchants Supplying the Gold Rush Miners in British Columbia

Harris “Dutchy” Lewin & David Sokoloski Values Codes I-E-L-P   Harris “Dutchy” Lewin & David Sokoloski were engaged in packing merchandise to the gold miners in the Cariboo. During the Summer of 1862, they were a long distance from their business headquarters: Lewin & Braverman based in

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