Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Benson, Rupert Eliha[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31]

Male 1880 - 1958  (78 years)


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  • Name Benson, Rupert Eliha 
    • VARIANT NAME: Benson, Rupert Eli; Benson Studio.
    Born 15 Jul 1880  Peterborough, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [32, 33
    • In the 1901 Canada census his birth year is 1878; in his death registration record it is 1880. The latter date agrees with his 1909 marriage registration record.
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1901  Toronto, ON Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1907  Revelstoke, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1908-1909  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    303 West Hastings St.
    King Photo Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 17 May 1909  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    Bride: Gertrude Amelia Freshwater 
    Business Address/Year 1914  Prince Rupert, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    621 2nd Ave West
    Prince Rupert, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1916  Prince Rupert, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    3rd Ave. West
    Benson Studio
    Prince Rupert, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1918-1919  Prince Rupert, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    319 3rd Ave.
    Benson Studio
    Prince Rupert, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1920  Prince Rupert, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    317 3rd Ave. West (Emad Block)
    Benson Studio
    Prince Rupert, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1920-1924  Prince Rupert, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    319 3rd Ave. West
    Prince Rupert, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1925-1937  Prince Rupert, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    325 3rd Ave. West
    Benson Studio
    Prince Rupert, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1938-1944  Prince Rupert, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    305 3rd Ave. West
    Prince Rupert, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1945-1946  Prince Rupert, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    307 3rd Ave. West
    Prince Rupert, BC
    Canada 
    Died 30 Sep 1958  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Buried 4 Oct 1958  Vancouver Crematorium, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Association Benson and Tucker (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I1586  Camera Workers
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2020 

  • Documents
    The Benson Studio (R.E. Benson) ad, <i>Wrigley's Prince Rupert and Stewart City Directory, 1925</i>, p. 25.
    The Benson Studio (R.E. Benson) ad, Wrigley's Prince Rupert and Stewart City Directory, 1925, p. 25.
    The Benson Studio (R.E. Benson) ad, <i>Northern British Columbia Index and Guide</i> (1916), p. 42.
    The Benson Studio (R.E. Benson) ad, Northern British Columbia Index and Guide (1916), p. 42.
    The Benson Studio (R.E. Benson) ad, <i>Northern British Columbia Index and Guide</i> (1916), p. 55.
    The Benson Studio (R.E. Benson) ad, Northern British Columbia Index and Guide (1916), p. 55.
    The Benson Studio (R.E. Benson) ad, <i>Northern British Columbia Index and Guide</i> (1916), p. 57.
    The Benson Studio (R.E. Benson) ad, Northern British Columbia Index and Guide (1916), p. 57.
    The Benson Studio (R.E. Benson) ad, <i>Northern British Columbia Index and Guide</i> (1916), p. 62.
    The Benson Studio (R.E. Benson) ad, Northern British Columbia Index and Guide (1916), p. 62.
    The Benson Studio (R.E. Benson) ad, <i>Northern British Columbia Index and Guide</i> (1916), p. 71.
    The Benson Studio (R.E. Benson) ad, Northern British Columbia Index and Guide (1916), p. 71.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He was working as a photographer in Toronto in 1901 and then operated in Revelstoke in 1907 as Benson and Tucker. He relocated to Prince Rupert and worked there from at least 1914; he was last listed as a photographer in Prince Rupert in 1946. He moved to Vancouver and lived out his retirement there.

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1916, 1920, 1933.
      Prince Rupert

    2. [S785] HEN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905).
      Revelstoke: not listed

    3. [S787] HENVAN06, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1906).
      Vancouver: not listed

    4. [S788] HENVAN07, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1907).
      Vancouver: not listed

    5. [S790] HENVAN08, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1908), 407.
      Vancouver: Benson R E operator 303 Hastings W rms Hamilton

    6. [S791] HENVAN09, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1909), 492.
      Vancouver: Benson R E opr King Photo Studio 303 Hastings W

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

    8. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Vancouver: not listed

    9. [S794] HENPR10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Prince Rupert: not listed

    10. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911).
      Vancouver: not listed

    11. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912).
      Vancouver: not listed

    12. [S799] HENPR13, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1913).
      Prince Rupert: not listed

    13. [S800] HENPR14, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1914), 58.
      Prince Rupert: Benson Rupert E photogr 621 2nd Ave W res 2nd Ave and 3rd St

    14. [S1035] WRIGHT16, F.S. Wright, comp., (Prince Rupert, BC: F.S. Wright, 1916), 82.
      Prince Rupert: Benson Studio 3rd Ave W
      Prince Rupert: Benson R E & wife photographer McMordie apts 2nd Ave W

    15. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918), 372.
      Prince Rupert: Benson Rupert E photographer 319 Third avenue

    16. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919), 519.
      Prince Rupert: Benson Rupert E photographer 319 3rd Ave

    17. [S1036] WRIGHT20, F.S. Wright, comp., (Prince Rupert, BC: F.S. Wright, 1920), 47.
      Prince Rupert: Benson R E photo Emad Bk res 1st St
      Prince Rupert: Benson Studio Emad Block 3rd Av W

    18. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 543.
      Prince Rupert: Benson Rupert E photographer 319 3rd Ave W

    19. [S807] WRIPR25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 43.
      Prince Rupert

    20. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 523.
      Prince Rupert

    21. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 690.
      Prince Rupert

    22. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 306.
      Prince Rupert

    23. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938), 474.
      Prince Rupert: Benson Rupert E photog 305 W 3

    24. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939), 262.
      Prince Rupert

    25. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 291.
      Prince Rupert: Benson Rupt E photog 305 W 3rd Av r same

    26. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944), 265.
      Prince Rupert: Benson Rupt E photog 305 W 3rd Av

    27. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 294.
      Prince Rupert: Benson Rupt E photog 307 W 3rd Av

    28. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946), 325.
      Prince Rupert

    29. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947).
      Prince Rupert: not listed

    30. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948).
      Prince Rupert: no occupation

    31. [S808] BCVAN50, (Vancouver : B.C. Directories, 1950), 76.
      Vancouver: retired

    32. [S647] Census of Canada 1901.
      Benson, Rupert
      Province of ON, District no. 118, Sub-district no. B, Polling sub-division no. 16 in City of Toronto [Ward 4], p. 20, line 4

    33. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1958-09-010803 (microfilm B13238); digital facsimile URL (accessed 3 Apr 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/87847462-4ef4-409d-b0f5-054188a29da9

    34. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1909-09-057684 (microfilm B11374); digital facsimile URL (3 Apr 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/38acc825-4ed8-43b9-a30e-7f08fa90a244