Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

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351 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to Rooney's biography, Edith Watson, who lived and worked from their Connecticut home beginning in 1912 with a Bermudian writer named Victoria ("Queenie") Hayward, travelled across Canada several times. She and her partner sold many photo-illustrated stories or photographs alone to National Geographic magazine and the Canadian Magazine of Politics, Science, Art and Literature (1914-1925), as well as to many other publishing outlets. Her travels to B.C. took over as far west as Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) and as far north in B.C. to at least Stewart on the Alaska border. The earliest dated photographs she took in Canada are from 1894, and none of the B.C. photos date before the late 1910s. Edith obtained permission from Doukhobor leaders to photograph communes in B.C. and made three summer trips between 1918 and 1920 to obtain photos. Rooney notes that since Edith insisted on always being paid for her photographs, none of her images, despite being solicited, were ever published in the artistic photography magazines of her day: "in the end she did herself much more harm than good by sticking to her professional standards." (p. 17). Her one major book, illustrated with her photographs and published by Macmillan in 1922, was Romantic Canada. She died on a trip to Flordia.
A relative by marriage, Lois Watson, was singlehandedly responsible for saving all of Edith's photographs. 
Watson, Edith Sarah (I1471)
 
352 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to Steele (1995), he published postcards. He was employed in the 1910s as the city clerk for Prince Rupert. His death registration record gave his occupation as a retired accountant for the city of Prince Rupert. Woods, Ernest Alfred (I1466)
 
353 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to Takata, he landed in Vancouver in 1891 and moved to New Westminster where he learned photography. He was listed as an artist prior to 1901, so it is probable he was photographing as an amateur in conjunction with his art work before 1900. He was listed in the 1895 directory as a professor of drawing at St. Louis College, New Westminster.
During the two years he worked in Vancouver, his studio occupied the space formerly used as the Carpenter Studio.

For a full account of his life and career, see Jim Wolf's article, "Through Japanese Eyes: The Portrait Studio of Paul Louis Okamura" (British Columbia History, v. 38, no. 4, 2005, p. 18-23), as well as Wolf's "The Portrait Studio of Paul Louis Okamura" in Shashin (2006?). 
Okamura, Paul Louis (I622)
 
354 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the "Manitoba Photographers" Web site he operated as Weekes Studio in Brandon, MB, until the mid to late 1920s, then moved to Vancouver, followed by Victoria where he managed the Steffens-Colmer Studio branch. He later move to Brantford, ON, where he managed the Connaught Studios.  Weekes, Frank Whiteford (I1472)
 
355 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the (Courtenay) Weekly News he was originally from Tacoma, WA, and in 1895 ran a tent studio in Union with W.C. Pierce of Nanaimo as Kelly and Pierce (or Pierce and Kelly). In the fall of 1895 Kelly built a permanent studio which was open by 19 Nov 1895. In December 1896 the Weekly News reported that various pieces of china were adorned with a "view of Dunsmuir Ave. Union, burned in the china. The view was taken by Mr. Kelly, but transferring, we are assured by Mr. Doyle [the manager of the dry goods store Stevenson's], was done in Germany." Kelly, M.F. (I147)
 
356 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1891 Canada census (23 May), he was 16 and living with his widowed mother and an uncle in Vancouver. No occupation was given. The 1891 city directory (preface date of Jan 1891), however, shows him working as a clerk at the Vancouver Photo Company, then as a photographer at the same address in 1892. Although not listed in the 1894 directory, Biggart is listed as a photographer in the 1895 directory. Biggart, Percy A. (I389)
 
357 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1901 and 1921 Canada censuses he immigrated to Canada in 1893. Prior to moving to Vancouver, he worked in Winnipeg, MB, as a photographer. With some prior military experience, he enlisted in Sep 1914 in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served overseas in an administrative capacity until he returned to Canada in 1917. He was not formally discharged until 1922. During his World War One years he continued to be listed in the business directories as a photographer with no indication he was on active service. He sold his Welford Studio operation in 1920 or 1921 to Robert Weir who continued to operate it under the same name for a few more years. Welford and some of his family moved to Peardonville near Abbotsford where he became a farmer according to the 1921 Canada census.
He and members of his family, including his wife and son Harry Cecil Welford, are buried together. 
Welford, Herbert (I1879)
 
358 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1901 Canada census he arrived in Canada in 1896. He was single and his occupation was photographer. According to the 1930 U.S. census and his 1936 declaration of intention to become a U.S. citizen, he was living in Skagway, AK, and had immigrated on 29 Feb 1905 with his last permanent residence being Atlin. Strand, Walter (I824)
 
359 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1901 Canada census he immigrated from England in 1889 with his family.
Between 1904 and 1907 he was listed in the business directories as a photographer with the Edwards Brothers. After working as a post office clerk for a couple of years, he had returned to work for the Edwards Brothers as a photographer and a clerk between 1912 and 1915. The 1917 business directory listed him as the proprietor of the Kitchener Photo Studio.
As the time of his enlistment in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in North Vancouver in Feb 1918 he gave his occupation as a carpenter. He served in the Canadian Engineers with a rank of sapper and was demobilized in 1919.
In 1920 he was a partner in Lennox and Brown and a co-proprietor in Ask Us Photographers. He was last listed as a photographer in the 1923 business directories.
A petition for naturalization document on Ancestry states he entered the US at San Francisco, CA, in Oct 1923. He continued to reside in California where he worked as a photographer, married and passed away there. 
Lennox, William Frederick (I1613)
 
360 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1901 Canada census he immigrated in 1873 and worked as a printer. In 1906 he was listed in the business directory as a photographer for P.T. Timms. Timms, George Frederick (I977)
 
361 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1901 Canada census he immigrated in 1898 and was working as a printer. He may have worked briefly for the photographer P.T. Timms in the mid-1900s. Arthur was at the same address in 1906. Timms, Arthur Herbert (I976)
 
362 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1901 Canada census she and her husband, Homer Franklin Libby, immigrated from the USA in 1895. No occupation for her is given in the 1901 census. He had studios in Greenwood and Grand Forks. In 1911 while living in Phoenix with her carpenter husband, her occupation in the Canada census is listed as "Photography." Libby, Mrs. Alice (I1375)
 
363 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1901 Canada census she immigrated in 1856. The Cranbrook Herald noted her presence in Fernie on 23 Oct 1902 where she was "looking after the photograph gallery in the absence of her husband, who is dangerously ill with hemorrhage of the brain." Following her husband W.A. Prest's untimely death in Nov 1902, she closed the Cranbrook studio on 15 Nov 1902 and departed in late Dec for Effingham, IL, where she attended the Illinois College of Photography. Likely in order to keep her name in the public mind, she sent a letter recounting her experiences at the school to the Cranbrook Herald which it published on 5 Feb 1903. Although she was supposed to return home in early Mar 1903, she attended her dying mother in Virden, MB, where her sister, Mrs. Woolhouse, also lived. Her sister accompanied her back to Cranbrook in mid-Mar. At this point her son Cecil H. Prest quit his job and partnered with his mother to keep the Cranbrook and Fernie studios open. In addition to portraiture work, both of them took landscape views: he photographed the aftermath of the 1903 Frank Slide in neighbouring Alberta, and together they photographed mining operations at Perry Creek in the East Kootenay region. After her son quit his appointed position as Cranbrook's first City Clerk and moved with his wife to Virden, MB, she sold Prest and Company to photographer R.J. Binning, and followed him to Manitoba. Her son subsequently moved to Saskatoon where he worked in real estate. Prest, Mrs. Olive Harley (I1735)
 
364 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1901 Census of Canada, he immigrated to Canada in 1855. His father's name is given as William on his Washington State death certificate. A search of the FreeBMD database indicates that many Urens originated in Cornwall. The first mention of Uren's British Columbia photographic career was his purchase of the Shakespeare Photographic Gallery, also known as the Gallery Next Door to the Theatre Photographic Gallery, in Apr 1874. Uren is not the John "Wren" listed in the Nanaimo directory of 1874. He appears to have abandoned the former Shakespeare studio in Oct 1874 and Shakespeare re-acquired its ownership. The Colonist for 13 Oct 1874 reported seeing his photos of the Cache Creek Boarding School.

The following year Uren was in Barkerville taking photographs for a couple of weeks. He opened a studio in Oct 1876 in Nanaimo and by Jun 1878 he had returned to Victoria and then purchased the Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery from Shakespeare which Shakespeare had purchased from S.A. Spencer in 1875.

Moving to New Westminster in Feb 1879 Uren opened a studio there at "the corner of the streets leading to the Drill Shed, a few doors from Columbia St." The following year he invented a reversible camera back for producing multiple images in one sitting.

He purchased a saloon in New Westminster in 1881, but was back at photography the next year at a new location on Front St. next to Mrs. Eckstein's. By 1885 he had moved to Columbia St.

He had moved to Nanaimo by 1890 and was listed as a photographer in Wellington in the mid to late 1890s. By 1898 he was working as a photographer in Chilliwack and advertised himself as "Messrs. J. Uren and H. Burge, photographers", with Burge being the finisher (Chilliwack Progress, 1 Jun 1898, ad). He left Chilliwack on 12 Jul 1898 for Steveston, BC, but had plans to return in the fall. According to information from the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, he worked briefly in Ashcroft and had returned to Chilliwack by Mar 1899. He was selling between Mar and Jul 1899 platinum prints of his photographs in Chilliwack at a stand opposite Reeves hardware store. Between Aug and Nov 1899 he was willing to instruct anyone in photography who was interested in buying or bartering for land his business.

He may have left Chilliwack at the end of 1899 and then returned by Mar 1900 since the Chilliwack Progress noted his appearance once more. In Aug 1901 a forest fire destroyed his hotel at Urenville near Mount Baker, WA. By Nov 1901 he was once again advertising his Chilliwack photography services at a location over Thomas' jewellery store. In Jul 1903 he left his Chilliwack studio to take a trip up the Harrison River. In Nov 1909 his name was struck from the provincial voters list due to his absence for six months or more from Chilliwack.

Although John Uren was a prolific photographer who took many portraits and landscape views, no large caches of his photographs appear to have survived in public archives.
John Uren died aged 77 and is buried in Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, Washington (section F, lot 326, block 48, grave 1).

At the time of the 1901 census enumeration he was shown as single, an Anglican (Church of England), and a lodger in Chilliwack. He may have been married at one point. The BC Archives holds a photograph (Visual Records call number I-66320) identified as Mr. and Mrs. John Uren. A staff member annotated the photocopy of the portrait, taken at an unidentified studio at an unknown date but of a cabinet card size, to indicate that the couple had a daughter named Emma Malvina/Malvetta Uren, who married Mark Sweeton Wade in Clinton on 10 Mar 1886. She died in Kamloops on 22 Nov 1945. Emma M. Uren, however, was the daughter of James and Malvana or Malvena Uren. They, however, had a son named James Bottrell, and since his middle sounds like Batrel, John Uren's middle name as it was spelled in the 1877-78 Hibbens directory, John and James Uren were likely brothers and their histories confused. James Uren never worked as a photographer.

One of the puzzles that emerged out of research conducted in Mar 2004 into John B. Uren's life is that a James, John, and William Uren immigrated to Adelaide, Australia, in 1847 on the Trafalgar (Ancestry.com Message Board, submitter: Judy, Subject: Re: Mulvihill Galway). A John Uren, born ca. 1843 in England, was also married in Adelaide on 22 Apr 1867 to Emma Jane Matthews, born about 1849 in England (IGI Individual Record for John Uren and Emma Jane Matthews, FamilySearch.org). The marriage, however, is 12 years after John B. Uren's purported arrival in Canada. 
Uren, John Batrel (I461)
 
365 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1901 Census of Canada, he immigrated to Canada in 1877. In 1901 he was working for and living with Richard and Hannah Maynard, along with their grandson Maynard F. Macdonald and Mrs. R. Maynard's other photographer, Arthur S. Rappertie.

According to his death registration record, he spent 45 years working as a photographer and retired in 1941. 
Hendricks, Nicholas Herman (I433)
 
366 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1909 Vancouver Daily Province article he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway and took photographs in BC. Bennett, A.C. (I501)
 
367 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 and 1921 Canada censuses he immigrated in 1889. In the 1911 census he gave his occupation as a collector for a wholesale business. He was first listed as a photographer in New Westminster in the 1914 business directory.
He had a long career as a photographer at various locations in the province from the Lower Mainland (Vancouver and New Westminster) to Penticton in the Okanagan Valley and Cranbrook in the East Kootenays.
The 1926 and 1927 business directories list him in Cranbrook as a proprietor of Photo-Crafts.
In the 1935 business directory two of his children, Dorothea M. Russell and Vincent Robert Russell, were employed by him. 
Russell, Vincent Calhoun (I1713)
 
368 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census he arrived in 1908, was married and working as a photographer in Merritt, BC. The 1921 Canada census contains the same information. He spent at least two years in the late 1910s as Merritt's city clerk, then returned to photography in the early 1920s, a career which he worked at, according to his death registration record, until six months before he died.
There was a familial relationship between Harry Priest and J.J. Priest of Princeton because the former's father was named Joseph Jordan Priest according to Harry's death registration record. 
Priest, Albert Henry (I1729)
 
369 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census he immigrated in 1883. A family tree on Ancestry.ca indicates that before moving to Vancouver he lived in Ontario and Quebec. In 1908 he advertised himself as the proprietor of a photo supply firm. By 1911 he was the sales manager of an unidentified non-photographic firm at 365 Water St. in Vancouver. In 1912 he was listed in the business directory as a salesman for the Shaw Brothers, Limited. He managed the British Canadian Photo Supply, Limited in 1913 and 1914. By 1915 he had partnered with P.G. Stewart in a new wholesale photo supply firm, Chandler and Stewart. The firm was sold to his partner while Chandler went on to represent the California Card Manufacturing Company in 1916 and 1917.

He moving to California, likely in 1919, and applied to become a US citizen. In the 1920s he visited Honolulu, HI, Havana, Cuba, and Florida. 
Chandler, Edward Player (I1785)
 
370 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census he immigrated in 1890. In the 1891 at age 23 he was living in the village of Huntingdon, QC; no occupation was given.
He worked as a photographer in Rossland in the early 1910s to at least 1921. 
Roberts, Lewis Macpherson (I1717)
 
371 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census he immigrated in 1898. He operated as a photographer in Lacombe, AB, for a few years in the mid-1900s before moving to Kamloops where worked as a photographer through his Scales Studio from around 1911 to at least 1952. The 1911 census notes that his wife Ethel Mary Scales was also a photographer. Scales, John (I2048)
 
372 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census he immigrated in 1901 and was naturalized by the time of the census. In that census his occupation was given as coal miner. The 1903 and 1909 voters lists give his occupation as photographer. Jemson, James William (I1264)
 
373 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census he immigrated in 1907 and lived with his brother J.S. McGregor who was head of household. Both were listed as photographers. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1917 and gave his occupation as a photographer. He served with the CEF "Forestry Reinforcements" in England and was discharged in Jun 1919.
After working with his brother J.S. McGregor at the Nelson Studio, he moved to Vancouver where he continued to work as a photographer. They were never listed in the business directories as the McGregor Brothers, but they did advertise in the Nelson Daily News under that name in association with the Nelson Studio.
His death registration records states that he had been in Canada and BC since around 1907 (54 years) and that he had last practiced as a photographer in 1935. The business directories show he last worked as a photographer in Vancouver in 1948. He listed as retired beginning with the 1949 Vancouver business directory. 
McGregor, Benjamin Scott (I2107)
 
374 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census he immigrated in 1910 and was working as a photographer in Moosejaw, SK, in 1911. After retiring, he operated as a photographer in Saanich in the early 1930s. His son George operated as a photographer at the same address in the 1940s. Burns, Thomas (I2180)
 
375 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census he immigrated in 1910. He gave his birth date as Jun 1888 and his occupation as a draftsman. Enlisting with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1916, he served with an ambulance unit in France and returned to Victoria in 1919. When he enlisted he gave his occupation as draftsman and that is also the occupation he gave on his marriage registration record.
By 1922 he and his wife appeared to be living in Duncan where she was working as a hairdresser.
He was first listed as a photographer for F.A. Monk in 1925 and then operated the Duncan Studio, first on his own (1927-1929 and 1934) and then with G.B. Daniels (1930-1932).  
Hitchcox, Frederick William (I1551)
 
376 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census he immigrated in 1910. He was working as a photographer in Nelson and was the head of household with his brother B.S. McGregor. He worked with his brother B.S. Scott at the Nelson Studio in Nelson; they were never listed in the business directories under the name McGregor Brothers, but they did advertise in the Nelson Dailey News with that name. McGregor, James Smith (I2108)
 
377 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census he immigrated in 1911 and worked as a salesman in Vancouver. Prior to enlisting in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1915, he was listed in the Vancouver city directories as a photographer with Bishop and Christie, a photo supply house. He enlisted in the CEF in Victoria, BC, in Dec 1915 and was discharged in Victoria, BC, in Nov 1919. While he initially partnered with Chilliwack photographer C.F. Dowsett in Apr 1920, they dissolved their partnership at the end of Jan 1921.
According to the Chilliwack Museum and Archives:

Alexander Wilson opened The Wilson's Studio in 1921 after dissolving his partnership with Charles Dowsett of The Dowsett Studio. Wilson retained the studio on Yale Road while Dowsett moved to Nowell Street. Wilson eventually moved to Wellington Avenue and renamed the studio Wilson's Photo & Art Studio around 1925. The business was purchased by Mr. [R.A.] & Mrs. R.A. Spencer of the Rosetta Ann Studio in 1946. Wilson retired to White Rock with his wife in 1946.

His business was destroyed by fire in Mar 1930 and reopened in May 1930. Wilson advertised extensively in the Chilliwack Progress newspaper. 
Wilson, Alexander (I1507)
 
378 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census he was born in India and immigrated in 1905. A passenger list gives an immigration date of April 1905 via Saint John, NB. He worked as a clerk for the Canadian Bank of Commerce in 1911 and as a clerk for the Northern Crown Bank between 1913-1914. He co-managed the Canadian Picture Company with J.K. Grahame in 1912.
He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 23 Sep 1914 in Valcartier, PQ, attained the rank of corporal and was killed in action on 22 Apr 1915. His sacrifice is commemorated in a memorial at Ypres, Belgium. 
Heath, Gerald Coussmaker (I1500)
 
379 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census he was living in Vancouver and attending a private school. He does not appear to have been enumerated in the 1921 Canada census. The 1924 Vancouver provincial voters list recorded an occupation associated with photography. He is not listed in the Vancouver business directories between 1923 and 1926. Riesterer, Robert Alphonse (I1686)
 
380 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census she immigrated in 1908 and was living at 647 Niagara St., Victoria, with the Shaw brothers as a lodger, along with another lodger, also a photographer, W.J. Barrold. Lee, Ruby (I1984)
 
381 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census, he immigrated from England in 1909 with his father, sister and brother. He was the junior partner in Bullen and Lamb, a Vancouver photography company. In 1913 he was employed by his father T.C. Lamb in Lamb and Company, another firm of photographers. He was listed as a photographer in the 1916 Fort George voters list. Lamb, Robin William (I1201)
 
382 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census, he immigrated in 1909 with his two sons and daughter. In 1912 he worked as a bookkeeper for Bullen and Lamb and the following year he operated the photography business of Lamb and Company with his son R.W. Lamb. Lamb, Thomas Cardain (I1203)
 
383 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census, he immigrated in 1910 and was residing with the photographer Elbert Mee and his wife Emma. He managed the Mee Studio until it was taken over by W.S. Forsythe late in 1912 at which point Croft moved to Vancouver where he worked for Richard Broadbridge as a photographer. Croft appeared again in Chilliwack in the 1913 business directory.
According to a 1941 news item, he visited Chilliwack from Seattle and had moved from the former, heading south, in 1912.
He registered for the United States World War One draft in 1918. He was employed as a photographer by Asahel Curtis. 
Croft, Lawrence Floyd (I1504)
 
384 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census, he immigrated in 1910; L.F. Croft was a lodger with Mee and his wife. While he put his name on the Mee Studio, it was operated by L.F. Croft.
He was living in Taft, CA, and working as a photographer when he registered for the United States World War One draft. 
Mee, Elbert Augustus (I1505)
 
385 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census, he immigrated in 1911 and lived with his brother's family. He gave his occupation as "photographer." He operated as A. Fraser and Company between 1912-1914, and then independently in 1915. Fraser, Alfred (I1128)
 
386 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census, he was born in the USA and immigrated in 1907 with his wife Emma (likely an error). In Vancouver, BC, he was a portrait photographer who operated under the name Duryea Photo Company. In the 1910s he was responsible for photographing many students at the University of British Columbia campus of McGill University.

He appears to have moved to San Diego, CA, as he is in the 1920 US census as a photographer, age 62, whose wife's name is enumerated as Anna E. He appears to have retired by 1930 as the US census for that year shows him and his wife living in San Diego, but he has no occupation. 
Duryea, William Chauncey (I1453)
 
387 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 census when he was living in Indian Head, SK, and working as a photographer, he immigrated in 1905 and by 1911 was a naturalized Canadian citizen. He was lodging with Adam and Alberta Davidson. The Jul 1905 passenger list in which he is listed spells his name Denison. His place of birth is listed as England, his occupation as photographer and his destination from Quebec City, QC, as Toronto, ON. In the 1921 Canada census when he was living in Vancouver he is married to Clara May Denison and immigrated in 1903.

Prior to becoming a Vancouver photographer he worked as a demonstrator for the Canadian Kodak Co. in Vancouver. In 1917 he took over the Artona Studio and operated it until at least 1923.
 
Dennison, Paul (I1424)
 
388 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he arrived in 1910, however, this is incorrect since he is recorded in the 1911 England and Wales census as living at home and working as a photographer's assistant. He may have worked as a photographer for C.W. Sillence in 1914. He first appears as a photographer in Duncan in the 1918 business directory. Frederick Arthur, Monk (I2104)
 
389 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he arrived in 1911. He operated as the Chew Begg Photo Studio in Victoria in the 1920s. Chew, Begg (I2264)
 
390 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he arrived in Canada in 1886. He worked as a photographer in Birtle, MB, from the late 1880s to the mid-1900s. He worked as a photographer in Shawnigan Lake. In the business directories between 1918 and 1921 he was listed as a farmer and millhand. In the 1921 Canada census he gave his occupation as photographer.





















 
Bagshaw, Samuel Horace (I1893)
 
391 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he had moved to Canada in 1911 with his family. Before moving north from Vancouver, he worked in the city as a service station owner and truck driver. In Smithers he went from farming to photography. He then moved to Duncan where he worked as a photographer from the mid-1940s to at least 1950. Burhoe, Edward T. (I2201)
 
392 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated from Germany in 1912, with his wife and four children following a year later. According to Grant (2002, p. 23), he purchased Howard King's Nanaimo photography business in 1913. Schwarze worked as a photographer and photographic goods supplier in Nanaimo from the 1910s to the 1930s. His children all worked with him as photographers. He remarried after his first wife died in 1926 and his second wife, following his death, partnered with one of his sons as Schwarze's Photo and Art Studio. Schwarze, Frederick Henry (I2037)
 
393 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated from Germany with his mother and three siblings in 1913. He worked as a photographer, alongside his three siblings, in his father's firm until his father passed away, following which he partnered with his step-mother and operated the business as Schwarze's Photo and Art Studio. Schwarze, Henry Frederick (I2038)
 
394 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated from the USA in 1902 and became a naturalized Canadian citizen in 1906; the 1916 Prairie provinces census states it was 1905. The 1911 Canada states he arrived in 1901 and achieved citizenship in 1903.
The 1911 Canada census shows him as a photographer in Swift Current, SK; another photographer, Albert Goodman, who had arrived that year from England roomed with the family and was likely an employee or partner. By 1916 he had taken up farming in Saskatchewan.
While he had established a photographic business in Vancouver by 1919, he had abandoned the trade by 1921 for fruit farming on the Sunshine Coast at the village of Hopkin's Landing.
He is listed in the 1922 business directory in the small Sunshine Coast community of Grantham's Landing where his wife also keeps a boarding house. In the 1923 and 1924 directories he is working as a photographer in Gibson's Landing and in the 1925 directory he is back as a photographer in Grantham's Landing. 
Ribelin, William Hugh (I1720)
 
395 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated in 1898. He served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War One and returned to Canada on the SS Minnekahda, landing in Halifax, NS, in Sep 1919. He had been taken prisoner by the Germans at the battle of Ypres in 1915. His CEF attestation paper give his occupation as photographer. His service record indicates that after discharge he intended on living in New Westminster. At least one document in his service record was also annotated with his date of death. Although he was listed as a photographer in the 1920 and 1924 voters list for New Westminster, the 1921 Canada census shows him as a patient in the mental hospital at New Westminster. The census gave his permanent residence as Notch Hill, Kamloops, BC. Garraway, Lionel Rudolph Henry (I942)
 
396 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated in 1903. He worked as a photographer for Spencer's, then operated solo. Browning, Edwin Harold (I2196)
 
397 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated in 1907 and was naturalized in 1912. He was a "roomer" (boarder) in Winnipeg, but his occupation is difficult to decipher. He operated Green's Photo Studio in Vancouver for a few years under the names Greenberg and Greene. Greenberg, Phillip Henry (I1314)
 
398 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated in 1907. He worked as a clerk at A.H. Maynard's store and lived in Esquimalt. He was listed as a photographer in a 1914 business directory.  Bobbett, Sidney Fox (I2190)
 
399 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated in 1908 and was working as a photographer at the time of his enumeration. His Dec 1921 marriage registration record also gives his occupation as photographer.
When he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1914 he gave his occupation as broker. His personnel file indicates former work as a [rail] yard foreman and office work. He served overseas, was wounded in France in 1915 and following some medical care in England was sent back to Canada for further treatment in 1917. During his painful two-year convalescence he also contracted the 1918 Spanish flu (influenza). He was discharged from the military in May 1919.

He worked with Robert Armour as the Vancouver Amateur Finishing Company between 1922-1926 and also as Hodgson and Armour (1922-1924). Hodgson and Armour dissolved their partnership in 1926 and Hodgson carried on as the sole proprietor of the Vancouver Amateur Finishing Company (he renamed it the Vancouver Photo Finishing Company in the early 1930s) until his death in 1946. His son W.A. Hodgson was listed as a photo finisher at his father's business in the 1947 directory. His widow carried on owning the firm, however, L.E. Williams managed it between 1945 and 1948. 
Hodgson, William Curtis (I1554)
 
400 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated in 1909. In the Jul 1909 passenger list, he is accompanied by his wife and a relative, Thomas Priest, age 36, a photographer, who intends on taking up the trade in Merritt, BC. J.J. Priest gives his occupation as "gentleman." All three are admitted as tourists with a destination of Merritt. Thomas Priest may have returned to England. Coincidentally, a Henry (Harry) Priest, who immigrated in 1908, was working as a photographer in Merritt as early as 1911.
J.J. Priest worked as a photographer in the 1910s in Princeton, BC, and then as a store clerk. 
Priest, Joseph Jordon (I1728)
 

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