Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Keir, Ernst Forest[1, 2, 3]

Male 1875 - 1941  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Keir, Ernst Forest 
    Born Between 1874-1875  Vernon County?, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Pines Cemetery transcription from 1998 states he was born in 1874. His death certificate estimates his birth year as 1875.
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1898-1899  Juneau, AK; Skagway, AK; Chilkoot Pass Trail; Dawson, Yukon Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    His diary covers the period Apr 1898 to 21 Jun 1899. 
    Died 14 Feb 1941  Spokane, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Pines Cemetery, Spokane, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I146  Camera Workers | K, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2016 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He travelled to Dawson via the Chilkoot Pass. A diary and 196 photos survive at Library and Archives Canada.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface signed "Keir".

  • Sources 
    1. [S152] COLLECTION: OOA (Reliability: 3), 21 Dec 2016.
      Photo accession 1974-118.

    2. [S134] COLLECTION: BVA (Reliability: 3), 21 Dec 2016.
      18 photographs

    3. [S267] Dobrowolsky (1995), Helene Dobrowolsky, (Whitehorse, Yukon: Lost Moose, 1995), 145 (Reliability: 3), 21 Dec 2016.
      Reproduction of OOA photo no. C63157.

    4. [S851] LAC archival records (Reliability: 3), 21 Dec 2016.
      Ernest F. Keir fonds (archival reference no. R7554-0-6-E, formerly MG29-C88)

    5. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Reliability: 3), 21 Dec 2016.
      Index to Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960.
      URL (accessed 21 Dec 2016): https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1454923


    6. [S852] US GenWeb Archives (Web site) (Reliability: 2), 21 Dec 2016.
      "PINES CEMETERY, Old Section, part I (A-L)... KEIR, Ernest F. [born] 1874 [died] 1941"
      Walked and transcribed by Bob Stallman, 1998.
      URL (accessed 21 Dec 2016): http://files.usgwarchives.net/wa/spokane/cemeteries/pinesal.txt