Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Davidson, Thorstein Jonatansson[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14]

Male 1871 - 1953  (82 years)


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  • Name Davidson, Thorstein Jonatansson 
    • VARIANT NAMES: Davidson, Thorstein John; Davidson Thorstein Jonathon.
    Born 17 Jan 1871  Mardarnupur, Iceland Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1908-1909  Prince Rupert, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Business Address/Year 1910-1913  Prince Rupert, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    southeast corner 3rd Ave. and 6th St. (Alder Block, room 22)
    Peerless Studio
    Prince Rupert, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1920  Prince Rupert, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Nov 1953  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Cremated 28 Nov 1953  Royal Oak Crematorium, Saanich, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Association Peerless Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Person ID I1337  Camera Workers | D, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2020 

  • Documents
    News article about D.M. Bain's partnership with T.J. Davidson's existing Peerless Studio, <i>Prince Rupert Daily News</i>, 19 Mar 1912, p. 4
    News article about D.M. Bain's partnership with T.J. Davidson's existing Peerless Studio, Prince Rupert Daily News, 19 Mar 1912, p. 4
    Peerless Studio notice about the partnership between D.M. Bain and T.J. Davidson, <i>Prince Rupert Daily News</i>, 21 Mar 1912, p. 4.
    Peerless Studio notice about the partnership between D.M. Bain and T.J. Davidson, Prince Rupert Daily News, 21 Mar 1912, p. 4.
    D.M. Bain announces the end of his partnership and association with T.J. Davidson's Peerless Studio and his new Panama Studio, <i>Prince Rupert Daily News</i>, 18 Jul 1912, p. 1.
    D.M. Bain announces the end of his partnership and association with T.J. Davidson's Peerless Studio and his new Panama Studio, Prince Rupert Daily News, 18 Jul 1912, p. 1.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Although his obituary states he emigrated from Iceland to Prince Rupert in 1908 and worked as a photographer for a dozen years, according to D.M. Stewart he was in Brandon, MB, between 1907-1909. Beginning around 1910-1911 he operated under the name Peerless Studio.
    • FORMATS: postcards.

  • Sources 
    1. [S692] Correspondence, David Mattison.
      D.M. Stewart to Mattison, 15 Dec 1996

    2. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1911, 1916, 1920.
      Prince Rupert

    3. [S628] (Victoria) Colonist, (Victoria: Colonist), 6, 27 Nov 1953.
      "Thorstein J. Davidson Funeral Rites Saturday"
      Obituary

    4. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Prince Rupert: not listed

    5. [S794] HENPR10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 61.
      Prince Rupert: "Davidson Thorstein J prop Peerless Studio h Hays Cove Ave nr Bacon"

    6. [S799] HENPR13, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1913), 65.
      Prince Rupert: "Davidson Thorstein J prop Peerless Studio res Ambrose Ave nr 6th Ave P O Box 773"

    7. [S800] HENPR14, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1914), 73.
      Prince Rupert: "Davidson Thorstein J prop Peerless Studio res 937 Ambrose Ave"

    8. [S1035] WRIGHT16, F.S. Wright, comp., (Prince Rupert, BC: F.S. Wright, 1916), 88.
      Prince Rupert: "Davidson T J & fa-8 photographer 937 Ambrose Ave"

    9. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918).
      Prince Rupert: not listed

    10. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919).
      Prince Rupert: not listed

    11. [S1036] WRIGHT20, F.S. Wright, comp., (Prince Rupert, BC: F.S. Wright, 1920), 55.
      Prince Rupert: "Davidson T J photographer res 937 Ambrose"

    12. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 549.
      Prince Rupert: "Davidson T J prop Peerless Studio r 937 Ambrose Ave"

    13. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921).
      Prince Rupert: not listed

    14. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922).
      Prince Rupert: not listed

    15. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1953-09-011359 (microfilm B13217); digital facsimile URL (accessed 2 Sep 2018): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/5c077be7-aec6-4143-afb2-bb4785839792

    16. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.