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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
 

Lorne Lewis

Here Lies

 
 
Lorne Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
1. Lorne Lewis Marker
Inscription.  

Born in New Bedford
Massachussets [sic] in 1814
Died in Victoria in 1912
while a resident of
the Old Men's Home


He came to Victoria from California in 1858 and was appointed by Governor James Douglas as a police constable but racial prejudice made his job difficult. Later he served for many years as district constable on the Songhees Indian Reserve and afterwards was a member of the British Columbia Provincial Police.
 
Erected 1999 by British Columbia Black History Awareness Society and the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public WorkSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 48° 24.579′ N, 123° 20.605′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Monument is in Section N of Ross Bay Cemetery, south of Fairfield Road and east of Memorial Crescent. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1G1, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Lorne Lewis Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
2. Lorne Lewis Marker
Looking toward the SW corner of the cemetery
within walking distance of this marker. Kakehashi (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Minnie Victoria Robertson (about 210 meters away); William (Billy) Barker (about 240 meters away); Isabella Mainville Ross (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); George and Isabella Pottinger (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Right Reverend George Hills, D.D. (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); William Edgar Oliver (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Estate of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .  Ross Bay Cemetery at Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria. (Submitted on June 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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