Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Lowe, Skene[1]

Male 1856 - 1920  (64 years)


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  • Name Lowe, Skene 
    Born 1856  England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1891-1900+  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    61 Government St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) Mar 1882-1884  Winnipeg, MB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    as partner in Hall and Lowe 
    Business Address/Year 1885-1887  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Government St.
    over London House
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1889-1892  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    63 Government St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1889-1900  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    45 Carr St.
    corner Simcoe
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1885-1918?  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 27 Nov 1920  Essondale, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Hall and Lowe (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Johnston, Nellie (Relationship: Employee) 
    Person ID I145  Camera Workers | L, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2017 

  • Documents
    Hall and Lowe's ad from Trout's <i>Prospectors' Manual</i> (1886).
    Hall and Lowe's ad from Trout's Prospectors' Manual (1886).
    Hall and Lowe's first Victoria, B.C., ad, <i>Colonist</i>, 8 Nov 1884, p. 2.
    Hall and Lowe's first Victoria, B.C., ad, Colonist, 8 Nov 1884, p. 2.

    Headstones
    Skene Lowe's gravestone closeup, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.
    Skene Lowe's gravestone closeup, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.
    Skene Lowe's gravestone, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.
    Skene Lowe's gravestone, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A partner with J.D. Hall in Hall and Lowe, Lowe moved to Victoria and arrived there on Friday, 17 Oct 1884. He opened the Victoria branch of their Winnipeg operation on Monday, 10 Nov 1884 (the Colonist newspaper ad mistakenly gave the opening date as Monday, 9 Nov 1884). The partnership was dissolved on 30 Apr 1892 when Hall became Sheriff of Vancouver. Lowe continued to use the name Hall & Lowe until at least the turn of the century and was in business for several years after 1900 under his own name; his last listing in the Victoria directory was 1918.

      Lowe was admitted to the mental hospital at New Westminster on 3 Apr 1919 and transferred to the Essondale branch on 10 May 1919. He died in the hospital and was buried in Victoria. Skene Lowe was survived by a daughter, Miss Margaret Lowe, a son, Dr. Archibald M. Lowe (a dentist), who lived in Vancouver at the time of his death, and another married daughter (the 1891 census lists her as Nannie Lowe, age 5).
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "Skene Lowe, 63 Government St., Victoria, B.C." on front of print mount.
    • REFERENCES: WIL85; MAL87; WIL89; HEN90; HEN91; WIL92; WIL93; WIL94; WIL95; HEN97; WIL97; HEN98; HEN99; WIL99; HEN00; Colonist, 1885 06 03/3; 1896 04 05 (Special Edition); BVIPA GR-1304, file 82/1921 (probate); BVIPA GR-2880, box 72, patient case file 5845; Dempsey (1978).

  • Sources 
    1. [S483] Manitoba Historical Society Photographers Index (Web site), Manitoba Historical Society, (Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Historical Society) (Reliability: 3).
      Manitoba Photographers: Hall & Lowe
      URL (accessed 4 Jan 2017): http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/photographers/halllowe.shtml