Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Williams, Ernest Allen[1]

Male 1874 - 1938  (64 years)


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  • Name Williams, Ernest Allen 
    Born 1874  Kingston, Surrey, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1914-1925  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Shaw Brothers
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1931  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    620 View St. (Central Building, top floor)
    Gibson Studio
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Died 11 Feb 1938  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 15 Feb 1938  Colwood Burial Park, Colwood, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Association Gibson Studio (Relationship: Employee) 
    Person ID I1077  Camera Workers | W, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary, he immigrated from Tunbridge Wells, England, and began his Canadian photography career with the Shaw Brothers. He subsequently operated his own studio until around 1925 (the obituary says 1923, but the business directories indicate he worked for Shaw Brothers until 1925), and then worked with Wilfred Gibson for five or six years.

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

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

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