Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Charleston, Mace Earl[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, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33]

Male 1873 - 1938  (65 years)


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  • Name Charleston, Mace Earl  [34
    • VARIANT NAMES: Charleston, Mace Edward; Charleston, Mace Everett; Charleston M.E.
    Born 16 Jul 1873  Longbranch, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [34, 35, 36, 37
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 4 Feb 1893  Des Moines, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bride: Linna May Stradley 
    Business Address/Year 1910-1911  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    118 East Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1911  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    508 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1912-1920  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1177 Granville St.
    Elite Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1921-1924  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    612 Davie St.
    Charleston and Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1925-1927, 1930  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    612 Davie St.
    Crystal Finish Ltd.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Died 20 Sep 1938  San Diego, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [38
    Buried 27 Sep 1938  Glen Abbey Memorial Park, San Diego, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [39
    Association Charleston, Homer Mace (Relationship: Son) 
    Association Elite Studio (Vancouver : II) (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Charleston and Company (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Charleston, Earl Dodds (Relationship: Son) 
    Association Charleston, Grace Linna (Relationship: Daughter) 
    Association Charleston, Beulah Mabel (Relationship: Father) 
    Association Crystal Finish Ltd. (Relationship: Manager; President) 
    Person ID I1099  Camera Workers | C, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: M.E. Charleston managed and/or owned the Elite Studio between 1911-1918. He also operated under the name Charleston and Company (1910-1911 and 1920-1924).

      He was the father of H.M. Charleston who later owned Crystal Finish Ltd. and worked for his father's businesses, along with his siblings, in various capacities.

      M.E. Charleston was married to a woman of Dutch ancestry, Linna May (nee Stradley) Charleston. In addition to Homer Mace Charleston, the couple also had two daughters, Linna Grace or Grace Linna (born 12 Aug 1897, Chicago, IL) and Beulah Mabel, with the former also working as a photographer for her father in 1921. Beulah, who had been born in Seattle, WA, was married in Vancouver in 1924 at age 18 to Stanley William Allan Ingram.

      Other children of M.E. and Linna Charleston were sons, Earl D., and Jack L. Most of the family immigrated to Canada in 1913, likely from Washington State where M.E. had been working as a photographer in Seattle since at least 1900; Linna Grace possibly immigrated in 1918.

      In 1900 M.E. and his family were living with his widowed mother, Mary M. Dodds, a Canadian, in her Seattle boarding house.

      According to an obituary:

      "Mr. Charleston, photographer, had resided in San Diego 13 years [since ca. 1925]. He came here from Seattle. He was a member of the University Christian Church.

      "Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Linna M. Charleston, San Diego; his daughters, Mrs. Grace Armour, East Vancouver, British Columbia and Mrs. Beulah M. Ingram, Manhattan Beach, California and three sons, Earl D. Charleston, New York City; Homer M. Charleston, Vancouver, British Columbia and Jack L. Charleston, Seattle and his mother, Mrs. J.L. Larimer, Seattle." [34, 39, 40]

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Two prints credited to M.E. Charleston of the Elite Studio.

    2. [S791] HENVAN09, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1909).
      Vancouver: not listed

    3. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 619.
      Vancouver: Charleston M E photgr 118 Hastings E

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

    5. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 559.
      Vancouver: Charleston M E mgr Elite Studio lvs 165 Pender W

    6. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 649.
      Vancouver: Charleston M E prop Elite Studio r 1025 Granville

    7. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913), 697.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace G E mgr Elite Studio r 1380 Granville

    8. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914), 722.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E mgr Elite Studio r Hotel Martinique

    9. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 556.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E r 1176 Granville

    10. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916), 541.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E prop Elite Studio h 521 Davie

    11. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917), 423.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E mgr Elite Studio h 607 Davie

    12. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918), 441.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E prop Elite Studio h 607 Davie

    13. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918), 575.
      Vancouver: Charleston M E of Elite Studio 1177 Granville

    14. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919), 448.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E prop Elite Studio h 607 Davie

    15. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919), 735.
      Vancouver: Charleston M E of Elite Studio 1177 Granville

    16. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920), 480.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E of Elite Studio h 607 Davie

    17. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 745.
      Vancouver: Charleston M E prop Elite Studio 1177 Granville

    18. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 528.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E of Charleston & Co h 607 Davie

    19. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921), 775.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E photogr 612 Davie

    20. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 564.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E of Charleston & Co h 607 Davie

    21. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922).
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace S [sic] photogr 612 Davie

    22. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 553.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E of Charleston & Co h 607 Davie

    23. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1046.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E mgr Charleston & Co h 607 Davie

    24. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 715.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E mgr M E Charleston & Co h 607 Davie

    25. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 758.
      Vancouver: Charleston M Edw mgr Crystal Finish h 607 Davie

    26. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 801.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E mgr Crystal Finish h 607 Davie

    27. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 827.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E mgr Crystal Finish r 612 Davie

    28. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928).
      Vancouver: not listed

    29. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929).
      Vancouver: not listed

    30. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 787.
      Vancouver: Charleston Mace E pres Crystal Finish r 612 Davie

    31. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931).
      Vancouver: not listed

    32. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932).
      Vancouver: not listed

    33. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933).
      Vancouver: not listed

    34. [S917] Census of Canada 1921.
      Province of B.C., District no. 22, Enumeration sub-district no. 48 in Vancouver, p. 12, line 20.

    35. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      Birth registration record for their daughter, Linna Grace Charleston, born 12 Aug 1897 in Chicago, IL.
      "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940," URL (accessed 12 Nov 2017): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23M-YYQ4

    36. [S985] United States Census, 1900.
      FamilySearch.org, (accessed 12 Nov 2017): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMPN-QBW

    37. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      He gave his permanent address as 1610 1st N., Seattle, WA (the address of someone he listed as his nearest relative); his place of employment as 1177 Granville St., Vancouver, BC; and his residential address as 607 Davies St., Vancouver, BC.
      "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," URL (accessed 12 Nov 2017): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJDG-4CKJ

    38. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "California Death Index, 1905-1939," (accessed 12 Nov 2017): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKSM-TZSW

    39. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      Includes an obituary, San Diego Union, 23 Sep 1938.
      URL (accessed 12 Nov 2017): https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106387090

    40. [S863] United States Census, 1910.
      FamilySearch.org, URL (accessed 12 November 2017): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGV6-N6N