Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Handford, Wilber Wilton[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12]

Male 1880 - 1942  (62 years)


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  • Name Handford, Wilber Wilton 
    • VARIANT NAMES: Handford, Willier Wilton (1907-1908); Handford, H.W. (1918); Hanford, W.H. (1919).
    Born 13 Jan 1880  Devon, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Christened 7 Feb 1880  [15
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1907-1911  Lethbridge, AB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 16 Apr 1914  Penticton, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Bride: Margaret May Clarke 
    Business Address/Year 1911-1919  Penticton, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Mar 1942  Arnprior, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Person ID I1396  Camera Workers | H, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2019 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: In 1901 at the time of the Canada census he was living in Exeter, ON, with his family and working in photography. At some point he moved to Lethbridge, AB, where he worked as a solo photographer between 1907 and 1909. He then entered into a partnership as Handford and Askey between 1909 and 1911. At the time of the 1911 Canada census he was working as a photographer in Penticton, BC. He recorded his occupation as photographer in his 1914 marriage registration record. In the 1918 and 1919 business directories he is listed as the Handford Photo Studio. By 1921 he and his family (wife, a daughter and two sons) had moved back to Ontario where he was working as a photographer in Renfrew. Around 1921 he moved from Renfrew to Arnprior, ON, where he continued to practice photography until his death.

      W.W. Handford's brother Samuel Augustus Lewis Handford (1872-1949) was also a photographer and it was likely from his older brother that W.W. learned the trade and craft of photography.

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1911, 1916.
      Penticton

    2. [S647] Census of Canada 1901.
      Name: Handford, Wilbur
      Province of Ontario, District no. 88 Middlesex North, Sub-district no. C, Polling sub-division no. 1 in Exeter, p. 3, line 41

    3. [S722] Census of Canada 1911.
      Name: Handford, Wilbur W.
      Province of BC, District no. 14 Okanagan, Sub-district no. 7[?], Enumeration district no. 7 in Unincorporated town of Penticton within incorporated rurar municipality of Penticton, p. 13, line 35

    4. [S917] Census of Canada 1921.
      Province of Ontario, District no. S. Renfrew, Enumeration sub-district no. 30 in Town of Renfrew, p. 21, line 12

    5. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Penticton: not listed

    6. [S973] JEFVERNON13, W.A. Jeffries, (Vernon, BC: W.A. Jeffries, 1913), 111.
      Penticton: "Handford Wilber W photogr Main st"

    7. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918), 349.
      Penticton: "Handford Photo Studio W H Handford proprietor, photographer"

    8. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919), 485.
      Penticton: "Handford Photo Studio W H Handford prop photographer"

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

    10. [S397] Phillips (1997), Glen C. Phillips, (London, Ont.: Iron Gate Publishing, 1997; 2nd printing, 2002), 21.
      Lethbridge: Handford, Wilbur Wilton, 1907-1909
      Lethbridge: Handford & Askey, 1909-1911

    11. [S395] Phillips (1990), Glen C. Phillips, (Sarnia, Ont.: G.C. Phillips, 1990; 2nd printing, 2003.), 67.

    12. [S1049] Arnprior and McNab/Braeside Archives (Web site).
      Handford Studio collection; URL (accessed 11 Aug 2019): https://search.adarchives.org/en/permalink/archivaldescr1860

    13. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      Indexed as: Handford, Wilbert Wellon
      "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"; digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 Aug 2019): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNLR-8N6.
      Birth registered in Huron County, Stephen Division.

    14. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1914-09-156823 (microfilm B11385); digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 Aug 2019): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/9a4fd14b-623e-4715-8717-14b2aec42dbb
      Gives birth place as Devon, ON.

    15. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      Indexed as: Handford, Wilbert Wellon
      "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"; digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 Aug 2019): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNLR-8N6

    16. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1914-09-156823 (microfilm B11385); digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 Aug 2019): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/9a4fd14b-623e-4715-8717-14b2aec42dbb

    17. [S1048] Newspapers.com (Web site), 31, 25 Mar 1942.
      Ottawa Citizen, obituary
      Digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 Aug 2019): https://www.newspapers.com/clip/26598467/wilber_wilton_handford/