Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Conacher, Miss Isabel Ann[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]

Female 1876 - 1956  (79 years)


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  • Name Conacher, Isabel Ann 
    • VARIANT NAME: Conacher, Isabela; Conacher, Isebelle Ann; Conacher, Isobel A.
    Title Miss 
    Born 23 May 1876  Gourock, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Gender Female 
    Business Address/Year 1928  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    625 Fort St. (Pemberton Building)
    213 (McCrea Portrait Studio)
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1929  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    625 Fort St. (Pemberton Building)
    213 (Connie's Studio)
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1930-1935  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1122 Government St.
    500 (E.J. Savannah)
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1936-1938  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1122 Government St.
    500 (Savannah Studio)
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1939-1940  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    780 Fort St.
    Savannah Studio
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1942-1947  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    602 Fort St.
    (R.H. Fort)
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1948  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    798 Fort St.
    Art Centre Ltd.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1949  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    780 Fort St.
    Fort-Macphail
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Died 14 May 1956  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • Name of Deceased: Conacher Isebelle Ann.
      She last worked as a sewing room operator for Standard Furniture Company on 14 Apr 1956 and had spent two years in this occupation.
    Cremated 16 May 1956  Royal Oak Crematorium, Saanich, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Association Connie's Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association McCrea Portrait Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Art Centre (Relationship: Finisher) 
    Association Fort, Robert Hamilton (Relationship: Employee) 
    Association Fort-Macphail (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Savannah, Edward Jack (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Savannah Studio (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Person ID I1115  Camera Workers | C, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: In 1928 she was the proprietor of the McCrea Portrait Studio, possibly having purchased it from Mrs. L. McCrea. She operated under the name Connie's Studio in 1929 at the same location as the former McCrea Portrait Studio and in the 1930 business directory was listed as a photographer for E.J. Savannah.

      By the early 1940s she was working in various capacities (finisher and printer among them) for the photographer R.H. Fort and by 1945 was managing the business. In 1948 she was listed as working again for E.J. Savannah's business Art Centre Ltd. The next year she was shown as a photographer for the Fort-Macphail partnership.

      In the two years prior to her death a few days shy of her 80th birthday she worked for the Standard Furniture Company in its sewing room.

  • Sources 
    1. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927).
      Victoria: not listed

    2. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 1656.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isabella prop McCrea Portrait Studio r 625 Fort"

    3. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 1726.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isabel A prop Connie's Studio r 213, 625 Fort"

    4. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 1766.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isabel photog E J Savannah r 834 Courtney"

    5. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 1760.
      Victoria: "Conacher Miss I A photog E J Savannah h 108, 1122 Govt"

    6. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 1745.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isobel A photog E J Savannah r 206, 1206 Douglas"

    7. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 2112.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isobel A photog E J Savannah r 206, 1206 Douglas"

    8. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 1590.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isobel A photog E J Savannah r 206, 1206 Douglas"

    9. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 1753.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isobel A photog Savannah Studio r 206, 1206 Douglas"

    10. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941), 1755.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isobel A h 206, 1214 Douglas"

    11. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942), 1756.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isabel A fnshr R Fort h 206, 1216 Douglas"

    12. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 1902.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isobel A mgr R H Fort h 206, 1216 Douglas"

    13. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946), 2034.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isabel A prntr R H Fort h 206, 1216 Douglas"

    14. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947), 2026.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isabel A prntr R H Fort h 206, 1216 Douglas"

    15. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948), 1424.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isabelle A fnshr Art Centre h 2, 631 Harbinger"

    16. [S991] SUNVIC49, (Vancouver, BC: Sun Directories, 1949), 99.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isobel A photog Fort-Macphail h 2, 631 Harbinger"

    17. [S992] BCVIC50, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1950), 138.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isobel A photog h 2, 631 Harbinger"

    18. [S1003] BCVIC51, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1951), 110.
      Victoria: "Conacher Isobel A h 2, 631 Harbinger"

    19. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1956-09-005567 (microfilm B13228); digital facsimile URL (accessed 3 Aug 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/3c4ee33e-97ac-47d4-91bf-d89e5a3cc079