Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Spencer, Robert Alfred[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23]

Male 1886 - 1960  (73 years)


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  • Name Spencer, Robert Alfred 
    • VARIANT STUDIO: Spencer Studio and Gift Shop.
    Born 9 Feb 1886  Beeston, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1946-1950?  Chilliwack, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    9 Wellington Avenue
    R.A. Spencer Studio
    Chilliwack, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1922-1925  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    445 Granville St., no. 54
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1925  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    744 West Hastings St., no. 201
    A1 Passport Photo Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1926  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    445 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1927  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    445 Granville St., no. 54-55
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1928-1938  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    445 Granville St., no. 54
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1939  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    869B Granville St.
    Jerome's Studios
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 11 Jul 1943  Chilliwack, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Bride: Rose Cadwallader (a.k.a. Mrs. Rosetta Ann Scholfield) 
    • They were divorced in Chilliwack at the end of 1948.
    Business Address/Year 1940-1944  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    869 Granville St.
    Jerome's Studios
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1950-1951  Courtenay, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Continued past 1950 
    Address:
    Silvertone Photos
    Courtenay, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage ? Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Bride: Kate Elizabeth Baker 
    Marriage ? Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Bride: Kathleen 
    Died 5 Jan 1960  Port Alberni, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Buried 11 Jan 1960  Royal Oak Crematorium, Saanich, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Association R.A. Spencer Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Jerome's Studios (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association A1 Passport Photo Company (Relationship: Manager) 
    Person ID I1518  Camera Workers | S, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He operated in Vancouver as the A1 Passport Photo Company; as Jeromes' Studio; and the R.A. Spencer Studio.
      He married the former Mrs. Rosetta Ann Scholfield of the Rosetta Ann Studio in Chilliwack and together they purchased Wilson's Photo and Art Studio. They consolidated the Rosetta Ann Studio with the former Wilson's Photo and Art Studio into the R.A. Spencer Studio. They also operated in the late 1940s under the name Spencer Studio and Gift Shop.
      After their divorce it appears that she went back to operating as the Rosetta Ann Studio for about two or three years.
      R.A. Spencer moved to Courtenay and worked there under the business name Silvertone Photos.

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1928, 1933.
      Vancouver

    2. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921).
      Vancouver: not listed

    3. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921).
      Vancouver: not listed

    4. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 1106.
      Vancouver: Spencer Robt A photogr 54, 554 Granville r 1236 Nelson

    5. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922), 1004.
      Vancouver: Spencer R A photogr 54, 445 Granville

    6. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 1199.
      Vancouver: Spencer Robt A photog 54, 445 Granville h same

    7. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1492.
      Vancouver: Spencer Robt A photog 54 Fairfield bldg h same

    8. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 1079.
      Vancouver: Spencer Robt A photog 54 445 Granville

    9. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 1152.
      Vancouver: Spencer Robt A photog 54, 445 Granville r E St James N Van

    10. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 1246.
      Vancouver: Spencer Robt A photog 445 Granville

    11. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 1300.
      Vancouver: Spencer Robt A portrait photog 54-55 445 Granville

    12. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 1449.
      Vancouver: Spencer Robt A photog 54, 445 Granville r ws Philips N Van

    13. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 1316.
      Vancouver: Spencer Robt A photog 54, 445 Granville h 2705 W 8

    14. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 1339.
      Vancouver: Spencer Robt A photog 54, 445 Granville h 2705 W 8

    15. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 1410.
      Vancouver: Spencer Robt A photog 54, 445 Granville r 201, 1045 Haro

    16. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937).
      Vancouver: Spencer Robt A photog 54, 445 Granville r 296 N Delta Bby

    17. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938), 1202.
      Vancouver: Spencer Robt A photog 54, 445 Granville r 208 N Delta N Bby

    18. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939), 1014.
      Vancouver: Spencer Robt A prop Jerome's r 310, 1235 Nelson

    19. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 1025.
      Vancouver: Spencer Robt A (Kathleen) prop Jerome's r 2001 W 15

    20. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944), 42 and 764.
      p. 42: Chilliwack: Spencer R A prop Jeromes
      p. 764: Vancouver: Jerome's (R A Spencer) photog 869 Gran

    21. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948), 60.
      Chilliwack: Spencer Robt A prop Spencer Studio & Gift Shop

    22. [S992] BCVIC50, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1950), 93.
      Courtenay: Spencer Robt A prop Silvertone Photos

    23. [S1003] BCVIC51, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1951), 817.
      Courtenay: Spencer Robt A prop Silvertone Photos

    24. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1960-09-001313 (microfilm B13245); digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 Feb 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d45c71eb-eef6-408a-92a2-e183bf656e81

    25. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1943-09-555257; digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 Feb 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/88e795ff-7aec-4c59-bb8f-1bcfbbbdca65