Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Norton, Bessill J.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1875 -

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  • Name Norton, Bessill J. 
    Born May 1875  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1911  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    745 Dunsmuir St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Business Address/Year 1911  Texada Island, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1187  Camera Workers | N, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2018 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: In 1910 he was employed by J. Leckie and Company, a manufacturer and importer of goods for the commercial fishing industry. In 1911 he appears to have been working in Vancouver as a photographer and then moved to Texada Island in time to be enumerated for the 1911 Canada census. He told the census enumerator that he was a Methodist, had immigrated in 1900 and that his "racial or tribal origin" was Irish. He lived with the Petty family on Texada Island.

  • Sources 
    1. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 1016.
      Vancouver: "Norton Bessill J emp J Leckie Co Ltd rms 745 Dunsmuir"

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

    3. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 983.
      Vancouver: "Norton Bessill J photogr 745 Dunsmuir lvs same"

    4. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912).
      Vancouver: not listed

    5. [S722] Census of Canada 1911.
      "Norton Bessill" (indexed as Norton, Bencse)
      Province of BC, District no. 8 Comox-Atlin, Enumeration district no. 2 Alberni in Texada Island, p. 18, line 50