On 23 January 2017 the Ashlar Lodge No.3 Historian and webmaster, W.B. Mark Anderson, attended a lecture at the Congregation Emanu-El synagogue in Victoria which focused on a University of Victoria Anthropology course, ANTH 395, which is using the Victoria Jewish Cemetery as a teaching aid for archaeological methods.
One of the projects this course is undertaking is to identify the unmarked burial plots of the Victoria Jewish Cemetery and identify the people whose grave locations have been forgotten.
The graves of Harry Burns and Lewis Lewis in Victoria Jewish Cemetery both display the Masonic Square and Compasses
One of those unmarked graves is that of Ashlar Lodge No.3 member M.W.B. Marcus Wolfe (died 1896), Past Grand Master, whose grave in Victoria Jewish Cemetery is unmarked and its exact location not known.
Here are the website and Facebook page for the ANTH 395 course.
We are very honoured that students in the ANTH 395 course have been regularly using our Ashlar Lodge No.3 and Temple Lodge No. 33 websites as research tools for its work in the Victoria Jewish Cemetery.
M.W.B. Marcus Wolfe (died 1896) is buried in Victoria Jewish Cemetery but his grave marker has disappeared and the exact location of his grave in not known.
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