Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Williams, Ernest Allen[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26]

Male 1873 - 1938  (65 years)


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  • Name Williams, Ernest Allen 
    Born 10 Feb 1873  Wordsworth, Surrey, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1914-1917  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    549 Bastion
    Shaw Brothers
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1918  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    902 1/2 Government St.
    Shaw Brothers
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1919-1921  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    904 Government St.
    Shaw Brothers
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1922-1925  Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    609 Yates St.
    Shaw Brothers
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1926  Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Business Address/Year 1927-1931  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    620 View St., no. 700 (Central Building, top floor)
    Gibson Studio
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1934-1935  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Died 11 Feb 1938  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [28, 29
    Buried 15 Feb 1938  Colwood Burial Park, Colwood, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    Association Gibson Studio (Relationship: Employee; Manager) 
    Association Shaw Brothers (Relationship: Employee; Manager; Photographer; Proprietor) 
    Person ID I1077  Camera Workers | W, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A family tree on Ancestry.ca indicates he arrived at Halifax, NS, on 13 Jul 1911 aboard the Carthaginian. According to his obituary, he immigrated from Tunbridge Wells, England, and began his Canadian photography career with the Shaw Brothers. The 1918 Saanich voters list shows his wife Kate also working at the Shaw Brothers. After he left the Shaw Brothers operation, he managed the Gibson Studio.

      Williams was a member of the Arion Club and the Rotary Club (1915-1924), as well as being a Freemason (Quadra Lodge No. 2). He was survived by his widow one daughter, Mrs. O.V. Dawkins, and two granddaughters, all in Victoria. Williams is buried in Colwood Burial Park.

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1933.
      Saanich
      The 1918 Saanich voters list URL (accessed 2 Apr 2021): https://www.saanich.ca/assets/Parks~Recreation~and~Community~Services/Documents/voters1918.pdf

    2. [S796] HENVIC12, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1912).
      Victoria: not listed

    3. [S798] HENVIC13, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1913).
      Victoria: not listed

    4. [S801] TREVIC14, (Victoria: Tregillus-Thompson Ltd., 1914), 729.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A of Shaw Bros r Falmouth Rd (Saan)

    5. [S802] HENVIC15, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1915), 574.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A mgr Shaw Bros h --- Falmouth Rd (Saan)

    6. [S803] HENVIC17, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1917), 572.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest I [sic] of Shaw Bros h Falmouth Rd nr Saanich Rd (Saan)

    7. [S804] HENVIC18, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1918), 420.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A of Shaw Bros h Falmouth Rd (Saan)

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

    9. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919), 1165.
      Victoria: Williams E A prop Shaw Bros 904 Govt

    10. [S805] HENVIC20, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1920), 524.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A prop Shaw Bros h 904 Falmouth (Saan)

    11. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 1041.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A prop Shaw Bros 904 Govt

    12. [S806] HENVIC21, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1921), 586.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A of Shaw Bros h 904 Falmouth (Saan)

    13. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921), 1106.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A prop Shaw Bros 904 Govt

    14. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922), 1128.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A of Shaw Bros 609 Yates

    15. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1818.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A prop Shaw Bros h 904 Falmouth rd

    16. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 1348.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A of Shaw Bros h 904 Falmouth rd

    17. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 1432.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A of Shaw Bros h 904 Falmouth

    18. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 1559.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A photog h 904 Falmouth rd

    19. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 1612.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A mgr Gibson's Studio h 904 Falmouth

    20. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 1893.
      Victoria: "Williams Ernest A of Gibsons Studio h 3697 N Quadra (RMD 4)"

    21. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 1876.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A h 3697 N Quadra (RMD 4)

    22. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 2257.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A photog h 3697 N Quadra RMD 4

    23. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 1918.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A (Kate) photog h 3697 N Quadra (Saan)

    24. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 1706.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A (Kate) h 3697 N Quadra

    25. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 1620.
      Victoria: Williams Ernest A (Kate) h 3697 N Quadra

    26. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938), 1675.
      Victoria: Williams Kate wid E A h 3697 N Quadra

    27. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Ernest Allen Williams [family tree]
      URL (accessed 1 Apr 2021): https://www.ancestrylibrary.ca/family-tree/person/tree/13979246/person/31881077/facts

    28. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1938-09-540033 (microfilm B13162)

    29. [S628] (Victoria) Colonist, (Victoria: Colonist), 6, 12 Feb 1938.
      "Death Closes Long Illness: Ernest A. Williams, Former City Photographer, Died in Hospital Yesterday"
      Obit.