Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

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

Male 1872 - 1949  (77 years)


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  • Name Chapman, John Francis 
    Born 7 Feb 1872  London, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24
    • While his attestation paper states (in his own hand) that he was born on 7 Feb 1878, a document titled "Medical History of an Invalid" in his personnel file gives his date of birth as 7 Feb 1872 and age at last birthday as 47. His death registration also gives his birth date as 7 Feb 1872.
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1914?-1923  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1928  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 Sep 1949  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Buried 10 Sep 1949  Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Person ID I1037  Camera Workers | C, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (World War One) on 20 Sep 1915, giving his occupation as photographer and next-of-kin as his wife Elizabeth Sarah Chapman. Having been wounded in action, he was eventually demobilized in Vancouver on 24 Mar 1919. According to his death registration record, which information was provided by his daughter, he had worked for 30 years as a photographer and retired from the profession in 1924. The 1924 business directory shows him working as a department manager for the Spencer's department store, however, he was listed again in the 1928 directory as a photographer.

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1916.
      Vancouver

    2. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1920, 1933.
      North Vancouver

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

    4. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913).
      Vancouver: not listed

    5. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914), 721.
      Vancouver: "Chapman John F h 1771 4th Av W"

    6. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 555.
      Vancouver: "Chapman John F photogr h 1778 4th Av W"

    7. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916), 541.
      Vancouver: "Chapman John F h 1782 4th Av W"

    8. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917).
      Vancouver: not listed

    9. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918), 441.
      Vancouver: "Chapman John F photogr h 1778 4th Av W (active service)"

    10. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918).
      Vancouver: not listed

    11. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919), 448.
      Vancouver: "Chapman John F photogr h 4, 1464 Kingsway"

    12. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919).
      Vancouver: not listed

    13. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920).
      Vancouver: not listed

    14. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920).
      Vancouver: not listed

    15. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921).
      Vancouver: not listed

    16. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921).
      Vancouver: not listed

    17. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 563.
      Vancouver: "Chapman John F h 2347 Lonsdale (N Van)

    18. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922).
      Vancouver: not listed

    19. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 552.
      Vancouver: "Chapman John F h 2347 Lonsdale (N Van)"

    20. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1046.
      Vancouver: "Chapman John F photog h 2347 Lonsdale av N Van"

    21. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 715.
      Vancouver: "Chapman John F dept mgr Spencer's h 3 2347 Lonsdale N Van"

    22. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 945.
      Vancouver: "Chapman John F photog h 148 E 11 N Van"

    23. [S851] LAC archival records.
      Personnel Records of the First World War, Item: Chapman, John Francis (464284); digital facsimile URL (accessed 12 May 2017): http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=96004

    24. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1949-09-008091 (microfilm B13202); digital facsimile URL (accessed 12 May 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/fc7d89aa-4212-4c27-bf17-ddbc94915bf6