Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Beynon, William[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1889 - 1958  (68 years)


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  • Name Beynon, William 
    • VARIANT NAME: Benyon, William
    Born 11 May 1889  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • The Wikipedia article and other secondary sources give an 1888 birth year. The full birth date on his death registration record was provided by his widow.
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1918  Port Simpson, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage ? Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Bride: Dorothy Morven 
    Ethnicity Tsimshian and Caucasian 
    Died 9 Feb 1958  Prince Rupert, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried 12 Feb 1958  Port Simpson, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I1588  Camera Workers | B, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial?
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He was listed as a photographer in the 1918 business directory, while in the following year's directory he appears as "ethnology." A grandson of the important Tsimshian cultural figure Arthur Wellington Clah, Beynon served as an interpreter and assisted Marius Barbeau with his fieldwork. Beynon's mother was Tsimshian and his father Welsh. Further details on his life can be found in the Wikipedia article.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1035] WRIGHT16, F.S. Wright, comp., (Prince Rupert, BC: F.S. Wright, 1916).
      Port Simpson: not listed

    2. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918), 366.
      Port Simpson: Benyon [sic] William photographer

    3. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919), 506.
      Port Simpson: Beynon Wm ethnology

    4. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 516.
      Port Simpson: "Beynon Wm ethnology

    5. [S857] Wikipedia (Web site).
      "William Beynon"
      URL (accessed 4 Apr 2020): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Beynon

    6. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1958-09-002325 (microfilm B13236); digital facsimile URL (accessed 4 Apr 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2ef5b969-5f16-4534-9db8-0a6a6674298a