Silas, Charles David

Plot Location2H21
Given Name(s)Charles David
Place of BirthShanghai
Date of Birth (Eng)March 18, 1882
Date of Birth (Heb) 
Date of Death (Eng)July 21, 1971
Date of Death (Heb)28 Tammuz 5731
Age at Death89
Hebrew Nameצאלח דוד חי
Spouse’s NameGladys Gordon [Frankenstein] (2H20)
Father’s NameDavid Hai Silas
Mother’s NameKate Ezekiel
Other Surnames 
Marital StatusM
Maiden Name 
Title (e.g., Dr) 
Religious Status (כ/ל/י) 
Cause of Death 
Other Family DataSiblings: Mena David Silas (b. circa 1886, Shanghai; d. March 1979, UK), Rachel Richie Raymond (2G20), Louise Silas (b. circa 1889, Shanghai; d. June 1971, London, UK), Rebecca Beatrice Silas Haskell (b. January 18, 1891, Shanghai; d. August 4, 1954, London), Frederick David Silas (b. circa 1893, Shanghai; d. September 1933, London, UK), Joyce Sophie Silas (b. circa 1898, Shanghai; d. April 9, 1990, Napa, CA), Arthur David Silas (b. circa 1901, HK; d. September 1979, London, UK) and Mabel Silas (b. November 12, 1904, HK).

Had one son: Abraham Silas
Inscription (Heb)פה מצא מנוח המ״ צאלח דוד חי צאלח נלב״ע כ״ח תמוז תשל״א תנצב״ה
Inscription (Other)“293” on face of marble
HistoricalHe and Gladys married in Manchester, England, on Apr 27, 1921.

In an 1898 jurors’ list, his father is listed as an assistant at D. Sassoon Sons & Co., and living at 10 Seymour Terrace. In Mabel’s birth announcement in 1904, the family is reported to be living at “The Den”, Castle Steps.

The family immigrated to Canada around 1905, living in Edmonton for a time.

His sister, Rebecca Beatrice Silas, was married to the son of Rachel Haskell (2G3) and her husband, David.

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