Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Duryea, William Chauncey[1]

Male 1857 - 1933  (75 years)


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  • Name Duryea, William Chauncey 
    • VARIANT NAME: Duryea, W.G.
    Born 1 Mar 1857  Newport, Columbia, WI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1920-?  San Diego, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 27 May 1907  Pembina, ND, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Bride: Anna Edgar Craig Gibson 
    Business Address/Year 1908-1920  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1027 Davie St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Died 27 Feb 1933  San Diego, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Association Duryea Photo Company (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Person ID I1453  Camera Workers | D, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2019 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census, he was born in the USA and immigrated in 1907 with his wife Emma (likely an error). In Vancouver, BC, he was a portrait photographer who operated under the name Duryea Photo Company. In the 1910s he was responsible for photographing many students at the University of British Columbia campus of McGill University.

      He appears to have moved to San Diego, CA, as he is in the 1920 US census as a photographer, age 62, whose wife's name is enumerated as Anna E. He appears to have retired by 1930 as the US census for that year shows him and his wife living in San Diego, but he has no occupation. [7]
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Surface of mount may be embossed "Duryea Vancouver B.C."
    • REFERENCES: HEVAN08; HEVAN09; HEVAN10; HE_11; HE_12; HE_13; HE_14; HE_15; HE_16; HE_17; ___18; ___19; ___20.

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] COLLECTION: BVAUS2.
      Prints

    2. [S722] Census of Canada 1911.
      Province of BC, District no. 12, Enumeration district no. 49 in City of Vancouver, p. 45, line 46

    3. [S957] United States Census, 1920.
      State of CA, County of San Diego, San Diego Township, San Diego City, Precinct 42 (enumerated 8 Jan 1920), p. 6, line 30

    4. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      William Chauncey Duryea
      URL (accessed 8 Sep 2019): https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9VWS-1JT

    5. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872-1958"; URL (accessed 8 Sep 2019): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGK2-41M2

    6. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "California Death Index, 1905-1939"; URL (accessed 8 Sep 2019): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKSM-1MMB

    7. [S912] United States Census, 1930.
      State of CA, County of San Diego, San Diego Township, San Diego City, p. 4, line 41