Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Holmes, Leonard[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20]

Male 1904 - 1981  (76 years)


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  • Name Holmes, Leonard 
    • VARIANT NAME: Leonard Holmes Studio.
    Born 11 May 1904  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [21, 22
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 29 Sep 1933  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Bride: Margaret Johnston Wilkie 
    • He gave his occupation as photographer on his marriage registration record.
    Business Address/Year 1933-1938  Westview, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Home Address/Year 1933-1939  Westview, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Home Address/Year 1940-1944  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1755 Haultain St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1940-1947  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1119 Government St., no. 4
    Arcade Building
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1948-1950  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Continued past 1950. 
    Address:
    647 Fort St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    • This was the same address as Crystal Finish (J. Fawcett).
    Home Address/Year 1945-1951  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1217 Union St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Died 24 Mar 1981  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Buried 30 Mar 1981  Royal Oak Crematorium, Saanich, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Person ID I1558  Camera Workers | H, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He was living with his parents in South Vancouver during the 1921 Canada census and working as a farm labourer. Starting out as a photographer in Westview (near Powell River, BC), he relocated to Victoria around 1940. During his time in Powell River he also worked as a "grinder" for the Powell River Company, a newsprint mill. He remained in business in Victoria after 1950 and operated under the name Leonard Holmes Studio in the 1960s.

  • Sources 
    1. [S917] Census of Canada 1921.
      Province of BC, District no. 23, Enumeration sub-district no. 24 in Municipality of South Vancouver, p. 27, line 6

    2. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 573.
      Westview: Holmes Leonard fnshr Powell River Co

    3. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 712.
      Westview: Holmes Leonard photog and grinder Powell River Co

    4. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 800.
      Westview: Holmes Leonard photog and grinder Powell River Co

    5. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 481.
      Westview: Holmes Leonard photog and grinder Powell River Co

    6. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 420.
      Westview: Holmes Leonard photog and grinder Powell River Co

    7. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938), 592.
      Westview: Holmes Leonard photog and grinder PR Co

    8. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939), 374.
      Westview: Holmes Leonard

    9. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 1790.
      Victoria: Holmes Leonard (Margt J) photog 4, 1119 Govt h 1755 Haultain

    10. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941), 1793.
      Victoria: Holmes Leonard (Margt J) photog 4, 1119 Govt h 1755 Haultain

    11. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942), 1796.
      Victoria: Holmes Leonard (Margt) photog 4, 1119 Govt h 1755 Haultain

    12. [S777] SUN43, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1943), 1949.
      Victoria: Holmes Leonard (Margt) photog 4, 1119 Govt h 1755 Haultain

    13. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944), 1940.
      Victoria: Holmes Leonard (Margt) photog 4, 1119 Govt h 1755 Haultain

    14. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 1942.
      Victoria: Holmes Leonard (Margt) photog 4, 1119 Govt h 1217 Union

    15. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946), 2076.
      Victoria: Holmes Leonard (Margt) photog 4, 1119 Govt h 1217 Union

    16. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947).
      Victoria: Holmes Leonard (Margt) photog 4, 1119 Govt h 1217 Union

    17. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948).
      Victoria: Holmes Leonard (Margt) photog 647 Fort h 1217 Union

    18. [S991] SUNVIC49, (Vancouver, BC: Sun Directories, 1949), 217.
      Victoria: Holmes Leonard (Margt) photog 647 Fort h 1217 Union

    19. [S992] BCVIC50, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1950), 306.
      Victoria: Holmes Leonard (Margt) photog 647 Fort h 1217 Union

    20. [S1003] BCVIC51, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1951), 186.
      Victoria: Holmes Leonard (Margt) photog 647 Fort h 1217 Union

    21. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1933-09-411222 (microfilm B13766); digital facsimile URL (accessed 12 Mar 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/948e06df-171c-4439-bfa9-08c33f95f6b2

    22. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1981-09-005164 (microfilm B13610); digital facsimile URL (accessed 12 Mar 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f8b25cc2-3f32-45ac-a144-e17b01f74bdc