Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Chapman, George Frank[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22]

Male 1864? - 1941


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  • Name Chapman, George Frank 
    • VARIANT NAME: Chapman, George Francis; Chapman, Frank. [5, 23]
    Born 1864?  [24
    Gender Male 
    Home Address/Year Before Oct 1910  Mount Forest, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Business Address/Year 1910-1913  Chilliwack, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [26, 27
    Address:
    corner Wellington and Young streets
    Henderson Block
    Chilliwack, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1915  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1101 Hornby St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1915-1916  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Home Address/Year 1916  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    910 19th Ave. W.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1917-1928  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    633 W. Hastings St.
    16 (Hadden Building)
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1929-1936  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Home Address/Year 1917-1939  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    734 W. 17th Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1940  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    3564 W. 28th Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Died 24 Jan 1941  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Person ID I1034  Camera Workers | C, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2020 

  • Documents
    Chilliwack exhibition photo exhibit news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 27 Sep 1911, p. 7
    Chilliwack exhibition photo exhibit news item, Chilliwack Progress, 27 Sep 1911, p. 7
    Describes the work of G.F. Chapman and L.F. Croft, the latter of Mee Studio
    G.F. Chapman Christmas ad, <i>Chilliwack Free Press</i>,  16 Nov 1911, p. 8.
    G.F. Chapman Christmas ad, Chilliwack Free Press, 16 Nov 1911, p. 8.
    G.F. Chapman ad, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 19 Feb 1914, p. 4.
    G.F. Chapman ad, Chilliwack Progress, 19 Feb 1914, p. 4.
    Closing-out sale.
    G.F. Chapman ad, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 11 Oct 1911, p. 4.
    G.F. Chapman ad, Chilliwack Progress, 11 Oct 1911, p. 4.
    G.F. Chapman ad, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 31 Dec 1913, p. 4.
    G.F. Chapman ad, Chilliwack Progress, 31 Dec 1913, p. 4.
    About his studio's move.
    G.F. Chapman Christmas ad, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 27 Nov 1912, p. 7.
    G.F. Chapman Christmas ad, Chilliwack Progress, 27 Nov 1912, p. 7.
    G.F. Chapman news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 20 Sep 1934, p. 5.
    G.F. Chapman news item, Chilliwack Progress, 20 Sep 1934, p. 5.
    About a visit to Chilliwack.
    G.F. Chapman news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 5 Oct 1910, p. 5.
    G.F. Chapman news item, Chilliwack Progress, 5 Oct 1910, p. 5.
    About his studio opening in the Henderson Block, Chilliwack.
    G.F. Chapman ad, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 5 Oct 1910, p. 2.
    G.F. Chapman ad, Chilliwack Progress, 5 Oct 1910, p. 2.
    First ad for his Chilliwack studio.
    Mrs. G.F. Chapman news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 19 Oct 1910, p. 4.
    Mrs. G.F. Chapman news item, Chilliwack Progress, 19 Oct 1910, p. 4.
    Regarding her arrival from Mount Forest, ON, their former home.
    G.F. Chapman news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 1 Mar 1911, p. 5.
    G.F. Chapman news item, Chilliwack Progress, 1 Mar 1911, p. 5.
    About his landscape (exterior) photography in the community.
    G.F. Chapman ad, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 11 Jun 1913, p. 5.
    G.F. Chapman ad, Chilliwack Progress, 11 Jun 1913, p. 5.
    G.F. Chapman ad, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 26 Feb 1914, p. 4.
    G.F. Chapman ad, Chilliwack Progress, 26 Feb 1914, p. 4.
    About his leaving Chilliwack.
    G.F. Chapman news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 3 May 1917, p. 4.
    G.F. Chapman news item, Chilliwack Progress, 3 May 1917, p. 4.
    About his new Vancouver photo studio.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He worked as a photographer beginning in Oct 1910 in Chilliwack. While in Chilliwack he advertised as Chapman's Studio. In Nov 1913 his studio was impacted by a fire which had apparently started in his darkroom. Late that month he relocated to a site opposite the post office. He advertised in Feb 1914 that he was closing his Chilliwack studio and moving east. He actually moved to Vancouver about 1914 or 1915. He was listed as retired between 1937 and 1939, then again as a photographer, likely an error, in 1940. As his widow was first listed in the 1941 business directory, he likely passed away in either 1940 or 1941. He was married to Minnie Alida Poole (b. 8 Mar 1864-d. 4 Aug 1946) and they had at least two sons, Harry and Escrett. [28, 29]

  • Sources 
    1. [S693] Chilliwack Progress, 5 Oct 1910.

    2. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1920, 1924, 1928.
      Vancouver

    3. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Chilliwack: not listed

    4. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914).
      Vancouver: not listed

    5. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 555.
      Vancouver: "Chapman Frank photogr r 1101 Hornby"

    6. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916), 541.
      Vancouver: "Chapman Geo F photogr h 910 19th Av W"

    7. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917), 423.
      Vancouver: "Chapman Geo F photogr 16, 633 Hastings W h 734 17th Av W"

    8. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919), 735.
      Vancouver: "Chapman G F & Co photo studio 16, 633 Hastings W"

    9. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 715.
      Vancouver: "Chapman Geo F photog 16 633 Hastings W h 734 17th av W"

    10. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 758.
      Vancouver: "Chapman Geo G photog 16, 633 W Hastings h 734 W 17"

    11. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 801.
      Vancouver: "Chapman Geo F photog 16 633 W Hastings h 734 W 17"

    12. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 944.
      Vancouver: "Chapman G Frank photog 16, 633 W Hastings h 734 W 17"

    13. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 795.
      Vancouver: "Chapman Geo F photog h 734 W 17"

    14. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 786.
      Vancouver: "Chapman Geo F photog h 734 W 17"

    15. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933), 255.
      Vancouver: "Chapman Geo F photog h 734 W 17"

    16. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 930.
      Vancouver: "Chapman Geo F (Minnie A) photog h 734 W 17"

    17. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 624.
      Vancouver: "Chapman Geo F (Minnie A) photog h 734 W 17"

    18. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 567.
      Vancouver: "Chapman Geo F (Minnie) retired h 734 W 17"

    19. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938), 744.
      Vancouver: Chapman Geo F (Minnie) retired h 734 W 17"

    20. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939), 556.
      Vancouver: "Chapman Geo F (Minnie) retired h 734 W 17"

    21. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 560.
      Vancouver: "Chapman Geo F (Minnie) photog h 3564 W 28"

    22. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941).
      Vancouver: not listed

    23. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1933.
      Vancouver

    24. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1941-09-583351 (microfilm B13170)

    25. [S693] Chilliwack Progress, 4, 19 Oct 1910.
      Mrs. G.F. Chapman and their two sons arrive from Mount Forest, ON.

    26. [S693] Chilliwack Progress, 1, 21 Feb 1912.
      "Presented with Veteran's Jewels....These photos were taken by [the] G.F. Chapman, Henderson Block, Studio."

    27. [S693] Chilliwack Progress, 1, 19 Nov 1913.
      "Henderson Block Severely Scorched"
      According to this article, G.F. Chapman's studio and apartment on the top floor were heavily damaged. He discovered the fire in his darkroom.

    28. [S693] Chilliwack Progress, 1, 19 Nov 1913.
      "Henderson Block Severely Scorched"

    29. [S693] Chilliwack Progress, 5, 26 Nov 1913.