Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Hodgson, William Curtis[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]

Male 1885 - 1946  (60 years)


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  • Name Hodgson, William Curtis 
    Born 4 Jul 1885  Clovelly, Devonshire, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20, 21
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1921  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1706 East 1st Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 31 Dec 1921  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Bride: Winifred Mary Johnstone 
    Business Address/Year 1922-1923  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1706 East 1st Ave.
    Hodgson and Armour
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1922-1934  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1706 East 1st Ave.
    Vancouver Amateur Finishing Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1935-1943  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1706 East 1st Ave.
    Vancouver Photo Finishing Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1944-1945  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1605 Commercial Dr.
    Vancouver Photo Finishing Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Died 25 Jan 1946  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Buried 28 Jan 1946  Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Association Hodgson and Armour (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Vancouver Amateur Finishing Company (Relationship: Co-proprietor) 
    Person ID I1554  Camera Workers | H, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated in 1908 and was working as a photographer at the time of his enumeration. His Dec 1921 marriage registration record also gives his occupation as photographer.
      When he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1914 he gave his occupation as broker. His personnel file indicates former work as a [rail] yard foreman and office work. He served overseas, was wounded in France in 1915 and following some medical care in England was sent back to Canada for further treatment in 1917. During his painful two-year convalescence he also contracted the 1918 Spanish flu (influenza). He was discharged from the military in May 1919.

      He worked with Robert Armour as the Vancouver Amateur Finishing Company between 1922-1926 and also as Hodgson and Armour (1922-1924). Hodgson and Armour dissolved their partnership in 1926 and Hodgson carried on as the sole proprietor of the Vancouver Amateur Finishing Company (he renamed it the Vancouver Photo Finishing Company in the early 1930s) until his death in 1946. His son W.A. Hodgson was listed as a photo finisher at his father's business in the 1947 directory.

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1920, 1924, 1933.
      Vancouver

    2. [S917] Census of Canada 1921.
      Province of BC, District no. 22, Enumeration sub-district no. 84 in Vancouver Centre, p. 1, line 16

    3. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 715.
      Vancouver: Hodgson Wm C photogr 1706 E 1st h 1704 same

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

    5. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 760.
      Vancouver: Hodgson Wm C of Hodgson & Armour h 332 Maple

    6. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922), 917.
      Vancouver: Hodgson W C of Vancouver Amateur Finishing Co 1706 1st E

    7. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 790.
      Vancouver

    8. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1206.
      Vancouver

    9. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 864.
      Vancouver

    10. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 900.
      Vancouver

    11. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 981.
      Vancouver

    12. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933), 444.
      Vancouver

    13. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 1128.
      Vancouver

    14. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 1099.
      Vancouver

    15. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 726.
      Vancouver

    16. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 743.
      Vancouver

    17. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946), 823.
      Vancouver

    18. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947).
      Vancouver: not listed

    19. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1921-09-246087 (microfilm B13743); digital facsimile URL (accessed 9 Mar 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/e1aea319-38b3-4a7b-8b28-70dd8ae342e2

    20. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1946-09-001469 (microfilm B13189); digital facsimile URL (accessed 9 Mar 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/e3555d91-e5e1-4ada-a3bc-8d36c5b62709

    21. [S730] Personnel Records of the First World War (Web site), (Library and Archives Canada).
      URL (accessed 10 Mar 2020): http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=467978