Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Denman, David Lake[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25]

Male 1896 - 1931  (35 years)


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  • Name Denman, David Lake 
    • VARIANT NAME: Denman, Lake; Denman, D. Lake.
    Born 7 Sep 1896  Burgess Hill, Sussex, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [26, 27
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1926-1931?  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Location undetermined 
    Business Address/Year 1920  Balfour, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Location may not be correct 
    Home Address/Year 1920  Balfour, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1921  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Location undetermined 
    Home Address/Year 1921  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    4447 Quebec St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1922-1925  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    119 Pender St., no. 126
    Dominion Photo Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1922-1925  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    177 West 17th Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 17 Sep 1925  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Bride: Marion Frances Rolph 
    Home Address/Year 1926-1930  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    26 East 10th Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1931  North Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    216 East 27th
    North Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Died 4 Nov 1931  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1348  Camera Workers | D, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2018 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census, he and his entire family immigrated in 1911. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Vancouver in Sep 1915. He gave his occupation as photographer. He served in France in 1916 and appears to have been evacuated due to influenza in Jan 1917. He was also operated upon in 1917 for appendicitis. Upon return to Canada in 1918 he worked as a photographer for the Canada War Records Branch in Ottawa. He was discharged on 12 Aug 1919 in Ottawa. Even though the Vancouver city directory listed him as a photographer, the 1921 census shows his occupation as "none."

      Balfour was on Kootenay Lake northeast of Nelson and the site of a military sanatorium around 1919-1920. According to his daughter, he spent his remaining years at the Tranquille Sanitorium which he beautifully photographed on a number of occasions.

      His name appeared in the voters lists until at least 1933. According to the death registration record index, he died in Vancouver. Similarly, the business directories only list him in Vancouver and North Vancouver.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "L Denman" monogram and number appears on print surface of photographs taken at the Tranquille Sanitorium.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Accession 197909-022 (album)

    2. [S917] Census of Canada 1921.
      Name: Denman, Lake
      Province of BC, District no. 23, Enumeration sub-district no. 16 in Municipality South Vancouver, p. 3, line 24

    3. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1920, 1924.
      Balfour

    4. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1924.
      Vancouver

    5. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1928.
      Kamloops

    6. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1933.
      North Vancouver

    7. [S692] Correspondence, David Mattison, 27 Sep 1995.
      Beryl Stoker or Stroker, daughter, Orillia, ON, to Mattison

    8. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919).
      Balfour: not listed

    9. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920).
      Vancouver: not listed

    10. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920).
      Balfour: not listed
      Vancouver: not listed

    11. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 580.
      Vancouver: "Denman Lake photogr 4447 r Quebec"

    12. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921).
      Balfour: not listed
      Vancouver: not listed

    13. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 619.
      Vancouver: "Denman Lake D photogr Dom Photo Co r 177 W 17th"

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

    15. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 620.
      Vancouver: "Denman David L with Dom Photo Co r 177 W 17th"

    16. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1091.
      Vancouver: "Denman David L emp Dom Photo Co r 177 17th av W"

    17. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 778.
      Vancouver: "Denman David L mgr Dom Photo Co r 177 17th av W"

    18. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 799.
      Vancouver: "Denman David L photog Dom Photo r 177 W 17"

    19. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 847.
      Vancouver: "Denman David L photog r 26 E 10"

    20. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 876.
      Vancouver: "Denman D Lake photog r 26 E 10"

    21. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 997.
      Vancouver: "Denman D Lake photog r 26 E 10"
      Tranquille: not listed

    22. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 849.
      Vancouver: "Denman D Lake photog r 26 E 10"
      Tranquille: not listed

    23. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 841.
      Vancouver: "Denman D Lake photog r 26 E 10"
      Tranquille: not listed

    24. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 796.
      Vancouver: "Denman David L photog h 216 E 27 N Van"
      Tranquille: not listed

    25. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932).
      Vancouver: not listed
      Tranquille: not listed

    26. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1925-09-285965 (microfilm B13749); digital facsimile URL (accessed 22 Sep 2018): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/16518f77-ae01-4e59-a751-5c9b64886a59

    27. [S730] Personnel Records of the First World War (Web site), (Library and Archives Canada).
      Denman, David Lake, Regimental no. 129618