Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Gowen, Frank Henry[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20]

Male 1878 - 1946  (68 years)


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  • Name Gowen, Frank Henry 
    Born 1 Nov 1877 or 1878  Sutton Benger, Chippenham, Wiltshire, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [21, 22
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 30 Mar 1907  Brandon, MB Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Bride: Nellie Gertrude (Gertie) Hearn 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1911  Wawanesa, MB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Branch studio 
    Business Address/Year 1914-1916  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1465 W. Broadway Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1917-1919  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    719 W. Georgia St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1920  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    553 Granville St., no. 52
    Frank Gowen Company Ltd
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 28 Sep 1935  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Bride: Alma Millicent Salt 
    Business Address/Year 1935-1940  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Prospect Point
    Stanley Park
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1905-1913?  Brandon, MB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1913-1940s  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Feb 1946  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Buried 7 Feb 1946  Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Association Gowen and Stevens (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Gowen Sutton Company Ltd. (Relationship: Manager; President) 
    Person ID I1166  Camera Workers | G, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2018 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    1465 W. Broadway Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1914-1916 - Vancouver, BC
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    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    719 W. Georgia St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1917-1919 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    553 Granville St., no. 52
    Frank Gowen Company Ltd
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1920 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Bride: Alma Millicent Salt - 28 Sep 1935 - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    Prospect Point
    Stanley Park
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1935-1940 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWhere Active (Non-Specific Address) - 1913-1940s - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Feb 1946 - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the Web site "Manitoba Photographers,"
      he apprenticed with a photographer in London before coming to Manitoba. He opened a photographic studio at Brandon around 1905 and also worked for Bryant?s Studio and Davidson Brothers. By 1911, he was also operating a branch studio at Wawanesa. During his last two years in Brandon, he worked in partnership with Alexander Davidson as Davidson & Gowen. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia around 1913....

      In Vancouver he operated solo until by 1916 when he was in partnership as Gowen and Stevens. He incorporated under the name Frank Gowen Company Ltd. and later incorporated as the name Gowen Sutton Company Ltd.
      Postcard historians Fred Thirkell and Bob Scullion's Frank Gowen's Vancouver (2001) examines Gowen's output as a postcard photographer. The Gowen Sutton Company was one of the most prolific and significant postcard publishers of the early 20th century based in British Columbia.
    • FORMATS: postcards.

  • Sources 
    1. [S483] Manitoba Photographers, 1858 to Present (Web site), Manitoba Historical Society, (Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Historical Society).
      Frank Henry Gowen (1877-1946); URL (accessed 11 Feb 2018): http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/photographers/gowen_fh.shtml

    2. [S558] Thirkell and Scullion (2001), Fred Thirkell and Bob Scullion, (Surrey, B.C.: Heritage House, 2001).

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

    4. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914), 863.
      Vancouver: "Gowen Frank photogr 1465 Broadway h w s McKay Av s of Kingsway (McKay)

    5. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915).
      Vancouver: not listed

    6. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916), 642.
      Vancouver: "Gowen F photogr 1465 Broadway W"

    7. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917), 517.
      Vancouver: "Gowen Frank photogr 719 Georgia W h 4, 1407 Robson"

    8. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918), 543.
      Vancouver: "Gowen Frank photogr 719 Georgia W h same"

    9. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918), 623.
      Vancouver: "Gower [sic] Frank commercial and scenic photographer 719 Georgia street west"

    10. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919), 554.
      Vancouver: "Gowen Frank photogr 719 Georgia W h same"

    11. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919), 828.
      Vancouver: "Gowen Frank commercial and scenic photographer 719 Georgia W"

    12. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920), 605.
      Vancouver: "Gowen Frank of F Gowen Co Ltd h 375 Kingsway"

    13. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 819.
      Vancouver: "Gowen F Co Ltd F Gowen mgr comm and scenic photographers 52 553 Granville"

    14. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 666.
      Vancouver: "Gowen Frank pres Gowen Sutton Co Ltd h 375 Kingsway"

    15. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 862.
      Vancouver: "Gowen Frank H pres Gowen Sutton h 375 Kway"

    16. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 929.
      Vancouver: "Gowen Frank H photog h 375 Kway"

    17. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 1055.
      Vancouver: "Gowen Frank photog Prospect Pt Stanley Pk h 185 W 17"

    18. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 682.
      Vancouver: "Gowen Frank (Alma M) photog and novelties Prospect Pt Stanley Park and prop The Wigwam h 2876 W 5"

    19. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 696.
      Vancouver: "Gowen Frank H (Alma) prop The Wigwam h 3060 W 7"

    20. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946).
      Vancouver: not listed

    21. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1946-09-002284 (microfilm B13189); digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 Feb 2018): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/17a9b4c0-f6bc-4651-b6c4-735322bc2868

    22. [S558] Thirkell and Scullion (2001), Fred Thirkell and Bob Scullion, (Surrey, B.C.: Heritage House, 2001), 6.

    23. [S558] Thirkell and Scullion (2001), Fred Thirkell and Bob Scullion, (Surrey, B.C.: Heritage House, 2001), 7.

    24. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1935-09-429760 (microfilm B13770); digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 Feb 2018): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/fd1ebac7-4b5c-4bd6-afda-c34c919613f6