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 1908-1920  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
    Person ID I1337  Camera Workers | D, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2018 

  • 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 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.