Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Meed, William Ebenizer[1, 2, 3]

Male 1870 - 1959  (88 years)


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  • Name Meed, William Ebenizer 
    Born 24 Oct 1870  London, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1898-1907?  Yukon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 12 May 1959  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cremated 16 May 1959  Vancouver Crematorium, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I119  Camera Workers | M, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the University of Washington Libraries Web sites, Meed and his wife Mabel to Dawson City in 1898 where he worked for the Bennett Lake and Klondike Navigation Company as the freight and passenger agent. He also later worked in the same capacity for the Canadian Development Company. By 1900 he owned and managed the Yukon Dock Company, and established his own riverboat firm, the Stewart River Company. In addition to being an amateur photographer, Meed also collected photographs by commercial photographers such as H.C. Barley, G.G. Cantwell, H.J. Goetzman, Eric Hegg, and Kinsey and Kinsey.

      Meed moved to Victoria around 1907 and in the 1930s lived in Vancouver. He wrote a series of newspaper articles for the Vancover Sun and Province in the 1940s about his Klondike experiences.

  • Sources 
    1. [S169] COLLECTION: UWL.
      William E. Meed Collection no. 246

    2. [S549] University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections: Meed.

    3. [S538] University of Washington Libraries, Finding Aids for Archival Collections: Meed, (Seattle: University of Washington Libraries).

    4. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1959-09-006133; digital facsimile URL (accessed 24 Jan 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/1ca5030c-a3a4-4b9e-a1fc-79bba4eeb8cd