Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Moore, Alvin Switzer[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

Male 1889 - 1970  (80 years)


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  • Name Moore, Alvin Switzer 
    • VARIANT NAME: Moore Studio.
    Born 28 Dec 1889  Yorkton, SK Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1920?-19?  Yakima, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Business Address/Year 1914  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    642 1/2 Yates St.
    Moonlite Studio
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1914  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    642 1/2 Yates St.
    Moore Brothers
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 14 Jun 1915  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Bride: Hazel Katherina Sophia Cook 
    Business Address/Year 1918-1919  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Moore Studio
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Died 20 Sep 1970  Yakima, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Association Moore Brothers (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Moonlite Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Moore, Norman Alexander (Relationship: Brother) 
    Person ID I1601  Camera Workers | M, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He was a partner in the Moonlite Studio (1914) and Moore Brothers (1914), then operated as Moore Studio in Nanaimo (1918-1919).
      In addition to his brother Norman A. Moore, there were several male and female members of the Moore family residing in 1914 at 480 Superior St., including their widowed mother Margaret or Maggie; husband William Henry.
      When he was married in 1915 in Victoria, where he resided, he gave his occupation as photographer.
      According to the 1930 USA census he immigrated there in 1920; his border crossing record indicates this occurred in Jun 1920. Another Jun 1920 border crossing record states his final destination was Minneapolis, MN, having crossed at Winnipeg, MB. He may have been travelling with another Victoria, BC, photographer, Stanley Westcott.
      He worked as a photographer in Yakima, WA, from at least 1930 and passed away in that city. [14, 15, 16]

  • Sources 
    1. [S793] HENVIC10, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1911).
      Victoria: not listed

    2. [S796] HENVIC12, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 503.
      Victoria: Moore Alvin tmstr Victoria Truck & Dray Co Ltd lvs 478 Superior

    3. [S798] HENVIC13, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1913), 694.
      Victoria: Moore Alvin S tmstr r 480 Superior

    4. [S801] TREVIC14, (Victoria: Tregillus-Thompson Ltd., 1914), 722.
      Victoria: Moore Alvin S (Moore Bros) r 480 Superior

    5. [S745] HENVIC14, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1914), 565.
      Victoria: Moore Alvin S of Moonlite Studio r 480 Superior

    6. [S802] HENVIC15, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1915).
      Victoria: not listed

    7. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918), 301.
      Nanaimo: Moore Studio A S Moore prop photographer

    8. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919), 1332.
      Classified: Photographers -- Nanaimo -- Moore Studio

    9. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920).
      Nanaimo: not listed

    10. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      URL (accessed 8 Apr 2020): https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/187567402

    11. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "United States Census, 1930," URL (accessed 8 Apr 2020): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCQ2-QMS

    12. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "United States Census, 1940," URL (accessed 8 Apr 2020): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9SR-8N1

    13. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1915-09-029497 (microfilm B11371); digital facsimile URL (accessed 8 Apr 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/c9b0b988-d02a-4a27-ac38-e1a92d180fe0

    14. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956", URL (accessed 8 Apr 2020): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPLM-TQ9

    15. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954," URL (accessed 8 Apr 2020): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9DZ-4J6

    16. [S801] TREVIC14, (Victoria: Tregillus-Thompson Ltd., 1914), 722-723.
      Victoria: various Moore family members residing at 480 Superior St.