Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Stevenson, Oswell James[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

Male 1890 - 1955  (64 years)


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  • Name Stevenson, Oswell James 
    • VARIANT NAME: Powell River Studio.
    Born 20 Oct 1890  Hamilton, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 10 Apr 1943  Powell River, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Bride: Edith Charlotte Hill 
    Business Address/Year 1910?-1955  Powell River, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    City directory listings: 1931-1948 
    Died 11 Jul 1955  Powell River, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Cremated 15 Jul 1955  Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Association Lane, Maud (Relationship: Predecessor) 
    Person ID I1489  Camera Workers | S, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 1 May 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his death registration record, he operated as a studio photographer in Powell River from about 1910 until the year of his death (45 years); he first appeared in the 1931 BC city directory. According to the Powell River Historical Museum and Archives, he purchased Maud Lane's photographic business shortly before her death in 1938. By 1948 he was operating as the Powell River Studio. [14]

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1933.
      Powell River

    2. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Powell River: not listed

    3. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918).
      Powell River: not listed

    4. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920).
      Powell River: not listed

    5. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924).
      Powell River: not listed

    6. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929).
      Powell River: not listed

    7. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930).
      Powell River: not listed

    8. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 464.
      Powell River: Stevenson O J photog r Brooklyn Flats

    9. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 450.
      Powell River: Stevenson O J photog r Brooklyn Blk

    10. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 563.
      Powell River: Stevenson Oswell J photog

    11. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948), 234.
      Powell River: Stevenson Oswell J of PR Studio

    12. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1943-09-550639; digital facsimile URL (accessed 14 Jan 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f451b3a6-5e57-43a6-ab76-e2f7c15aff74

    13. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1955-09-007498 (microfilm B13224); digital facsimile URL (accessed 14 Jan 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/b2a42e41-1090-41a5-b8b0-cc9e957f642a

    14. [S67] COLLECTION: BPORH.
      LeMay/Lane Photos; URL (accessed 1 May 2020): https://www.powellrivermuseum.ca/LeMayLane/LeMayLaneIntro.html