Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Wilkinson, Mrs. Hester Charlotte[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

Female 1896 - 1973  (76 years)


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  • Name Wilkinson, Hester Charlotte 
    Title Mrs. 
    Born 14 Sep 1896  Durham, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Gender Female 
    Business Address/Year 1932-1948  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    745 Yates St., no. 204
    Easthope Studio (Stobart Building)
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1949-1951  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residential address possibly used for her business. She worked past 1950. 
    Address:
    1275 Tattersall Dr.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Died 29 Aug 1973  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Cremated 31 Aug 1973  Royal Oak Crematorium, Saanich, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Association Easthope Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Hester Wilkinson (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Wilkinson, Rosalind M. (Relationship: Undetermined) 
    Person ID I1223  Camera Workers | W, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2018 

  • Photos
    Hester Wilkinson's label from a portrait.
    Hester Wilkinson's label from a portrait.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: The 1921 Canada census places her, with her husband and daughter, in the East Kootenay community of Flagstone near Grasmere. She had no occupation at that time.

      In 1932 she owned the Easthope Studio in the Stobart Building (745 Yates St.). She worked at that address until 1948 and then appears to have operated her portrait business out of her home address. In 1948 she was also listed under the business name Hester Wilkinson and assisted or in partnership with Miss R.M. Wilkinson.

      She continued to work as a photographer after 1950 with her death registration record indicating she last worked at her occupation in 1969.
    • FORMATS: portrait mounted on card inside folder (private).
    • IDENTIFYING MARK: "Picture Portraits by Hester Wilkinson" printed label on verso of folder (private).

  • Sources 
    1. [S917] Census of Canada 1921.
      Province of BC, District no. 17, Enumeration sub-district no. 34 in Flagstone BC, p. 2, line 30

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

    3. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 1876.
      Victoria: "Wilkinson Mrs Hester C prop Easthope Studio r RMD 1"

    4. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 1873.
      Victoria: "Wilkinson Mrs Hester photog 204, 745 Yates r RMD 1"

    5. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 2035.
      Victoria: "Wilkinson Mrs Hester C photog 204, 745 Yates r RMD 1"

    6. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947), 2134.
      Victoria: "Wilkinson Hester photog & artist 204, 745 Yates r RR 1 Langford Station"

    7. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948), 1518.
      Victoria: "Wilkinson Hester wid W E of Hester Wilkinson r 1275 Tattersall"

    8. [S991] SUNVIC49, (Vancouver, BC: Sun Directories, 1949), 498.
      "Wilkinson Hester wid W E photog 1275 Tattersall"

    9. [S992] BCVIC50, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1950), 704.
      Victoria: "Wilkinson Hester wid W E photog 1275 Tattersall"

    10. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1973-09-011971 (microfilm B13326); digital facsimile URL (accessed 22 Mar 2018): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/948939a8-0451-464f-8313-35dd70277421