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Horatio Frederick Vester

Male 1906 - 1985  (79 years)



  • Name Horatio Frederick Vester  [1
    Birth 25 Aug 1906  Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3
    • son of Frederick E Vester (1869-1942) & Bertha Spafford (1879-1968)
    Residence 1924  Montclair, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • passenger on SS "Majestic" arr New York 26 May 1924: Horatio Vester, 17, student, emb Cherbourg, nationality Palestinian, race/people German, last residence Jerusalem, Palestine, nearest relative, F Vester (father), American Colony, Jerusalem, destination Mount Clair, NJ. [appears on several other passenger lists]
    Occupation 1936  Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location ; Archeologist  [5
    • passenger on Rotterdam-Lloyd "Dempo" arr Southampton 01 Nov 1936: Horatio F Vester, 2nd class, emb Gibraltar, age 30, archeologist, resid Egypt, German subject
    Residence 1939  54 Eccleston Square Mews, Pimlico Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Marriage abt May 1939  Wycombe Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Valentine Richmond,   b. 06 Feb 1912, 55 Bury Rd, Alverstoke Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 2008, American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation - 1980  American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location ; Manager  [7
    Death 28 Nov 1985  Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Burial   American Colony Cemetery, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Notes 
    • The Spafford family and friends from Chicago, Illinois, founded a controversial religious commune in Jerusalem in 1881. After the death of Horatio Spafford, his wife Anna became the dictatorial leader and "prophetess" of the group. The community's rule of celibacy ended when children in the community wished to marry. The Colony was active until the mid-1930s. Its members operated a tourist shop, served as guides, and had a famous photography studio. The Spafford Children's Hospital is still in existence [2012], and the commune's main residence is now the American Colony Hotel. [Find A Grave website, accessed 28 Aug 2012]
    Person ID I3512  Tatham | Richmond branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2012 

    Family Valentine Richmond,   b. 06 Feb 1912, 55 Bury Rd, Alverstoke Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 2008, American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Marriage abt May 1939  Wycombe Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F0991  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 25 Aug 1906 - Jerusalem Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1924 - Montclair, NJ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Archeologist - 1936 - Egypt Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1939 - 54 Eccleston Square Mews, Pimlico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - abt May 1939 - Wycombe Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - abt May 1939 - Wycombe Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manager - - 1980 - American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 28 Nov 1985 - Jerusalem Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - American Colony Cemetery, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Wycombe, 2Q1939.

    2. [S23] Monumental Inscription, American Colony Cemetery, Jerusalem.

    3. [S12] Passenger Lists, Lancastria, 09 Sep 1927.

    4. [S12] Passenger Lists, Majestic, 26 May 1924.

    5. [S12] Passenger Lists, Dempo, 01 Nov 1936.

    6. [S17] Telephone Directories.

    7. [S07] Other Sources, Robert W Gee, statesman.com, 22 Jun 2008.