Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Pocock, Richard Lawrence[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15]

Male 1874 - 1943  (69 years)


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  • Name Pocock, Richard Lawrence 
    Born 9 Jan 1874  London, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 1 May 1907  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Bride: Emma George 
    Business Address/Year 1913-1914  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1207 Broad St.
    The Colonist
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Died 24 Oct 1943  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Buried 27 Oct 1943  Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Person ID I1481  Camera Workers | P, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Photo-journalist.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary in the newspaper for which he worked for many years as a photographer and other capacities, including sports writing, he first came to BC in 1897 and worked as a prospector and miner based in Nelson. He moved to the coast two years later and worked for the Industrial Power Company which was associated with hydroelectric and pulp and timber projects. In the early 1900s before returning to BC and working for the Colonist newspaper, he mined mercury in China for the Anglo-French Quicksilver Company. [16]

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      A few prints are identified as R.L. Pocock's work.

    2. [S139] COLLECTION: BVICA.
      Times-Colonist fonds (PR-0264)

    3. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1913, 1916.
      Victoria

    4. [S784] HENVIC05, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1905).
      Victoria: not listed

    5. [S789] HENVIC08, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1908), 383.
      Victoria: Pocock R L cashier "Colonist"

    6. [S792] PROVI09, (Victoria: Provincial Publishing, 1909), 516.
      Victoria: Pocock, Richard L., cashr. Colonist, h 21 Boyd

    7. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Victoria: not listed

    8. [S793] HENVIC10, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 338.
      Victoria: Pocock Richard L cashr "Colonist" h 1145 View

    9. [S796] HENVIC12, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 542.
      Victoria: Pocock Richd L cashr The Colonist h 1145 View

    10. [S798] HENVIC13, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1913), 742.
      Victoria: Pocock Richd L photogr Colonist h 1145 View

    11. [S745] HENVIC14, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1914), 609.
      Victoria

    12. [S801] TREVIC14, (Victoria: Tregillus-Thompson Ltd., 1914), 780.
      Victoria

    13. [S802] HENVIC15, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1915), 492.
      Victoria: Pocock Richd L emp Colonist h 1145 View

    14. [S803] HENVIC17, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1917), 487.
      Victoria: Pocock Richd L reporter Colonist h 1145 View

    15. [S1070] Angler's Paradise (Web site), Diana Pedersen, (Diana Pedersen).

    16. [S628] (Victoria) Colonist, (Victoria: Colonist), 1-2, 26 Oct 1943.
      "R.L. Pocock Dies Suddenly"
      Obituary

    17. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1907-09-015038 (microfilm B11369); digital facsimile URL (accessed 10 Jan 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/4d7b94c6-6ea7-4f27-89c0-cd17678a2847