Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Littlebury, Arthur Hugh Rowland[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 1871 - 1945  (74 years)


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  • Name Littlebury, Arthur Hugh Rowland 
    Born 1 Mar 1871  Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    • The 1926 Canadian Prairie provinces census gives his age as 63, which means he would have been born around 1863. Several other sources through Ancestry.ca and FamilySearch.ca indicate he was born in either 1870 or 1871. [4]
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1926?  Calgary, AB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 7 Sep 1897  London, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Bride: Mary Edmonds 
    • She died in Jul 1927 in Calgary, AB.
    Business Address/Year 1930-1931  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Business Address/Year 1935-1936  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Died 1 Nov 1945  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    Buried 5 Nov 1945  Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    Association Littlebury, Cyril Joseph Rowland (Relationship: Son) 
    Person ID I1656  Camera Workers | L, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 8 May 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Arthur's parents, listed on his death certificate, were Joseph Littlebury and Ellen Elsey.
      Based on New Zealand business directory listings and other records in Ancestry.ca, he appears to have spent the 1900s as a merchant in Wellington, NZ, prior to immigrating to Canada in 1911; his wife Mary was with him in Wellington.
      A passenger list shows him immigrating via Quebec City to Winnipeg, MB, in 1911, while another passenger list has his wife and son arriving in 1912. Arthur was enumerated in Calgary, AB, in the 1926 Canadian Prairie provinces census along with his wife Mary and their son Cyril. After his wife died in Calgary in 1927, he and Cyril moved to Vancouver, BC.
      Listed as a printer in the 1929 business directory, Arthur also worked as a photographer, possibly for himself, and then for two years (1935-1936) with Cyril. Arthur returned to the printing trade by 1940 according to his death certificate.
      Based on business directory listings Arthur appears to have been married to Helen H. Littlebury in the late 1920s, but they were divorced by 1930 and living at different addresses. He died in Vancouver General Hospital from complications following a fall at the Carefree Haven private hospital. According to the Coroner's Inquiry he was survived by a brother, "C.B. Littlebury of Worcestershire, England."
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: The uppercase letter L with a circle around it on print surface (BVIPA F-06548 / CP-90, dated 20 Oct 1923, and F-06549 / CP-91, dated ca. 1920; both photographs taken in Calgary, AB). Unknown whether these are photographs by Arthur or Cyril Littlebury.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Bordertown Collection, accession 198411-001; unknown whether these are photographs by Arthur or Cyril Littlebury.

    2. [S152] COLLECTION: OOA.
      Andrew Merrilees collection, accession 1980-149; unknown whether these are photographs by Arthur or Cyril Littlebury.

    3. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Passenger list for Arthur Littlebury who arrived on 14 Jul 1911 at Quebec City from Liverpool, Eng., on the Victorian. He was bound for Winnipeg, MB.
      Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935

    4. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      Littlebury Roland age 63
      "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926," URL (accessed 6 May 2020): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPKB-6KFD

    5. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      Mary and Cyril Littlebury immigrated via Edmonton, AB, from England in May 1912.
      "Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922," URL (accessed 7 May 2020): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HL2-YBM

    6. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Mary Littlebury, Arthur's wife, died in Calgary on 22 Jul 1927; she is buried at the Burnsland Cemetery.
      Alberta, Canada, Deaths Index, 1870-1966
      Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

    7. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923).
      Vancouver: not listed

    8. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923).
      Vancouver: not listed

    9. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924).
      Vancouver: not listed

    10. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925).
      Vancouver: not listed

    11. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926).
      Vancouver: not listed

    12. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927).
      Vancouver: not listed

    13. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 1205.
      Vancouver: Littlebury A R r 840 Howe

    14. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 1062.
      Vancouver: Littlebury Arth R prntr r 2281 W 5

    15. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 1069.
      Vancouver: Littlebury Arth R photog h 2, 1166 Alberni
      p. 1069: Vancouver: Littlebury Mrs Helena H h 2281 W 5 [this was the address at which he lived the previous year]

    16. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 1032.
      Vancouver: Littlebury Arth R photog r 1166 Alberni

    17. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932).
      Vancouver: not listed

    18. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933).
      Vancouver: not listed

    19. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934).
      Vancouver: not listed

    20. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 1178.
      Vancouver: Littlebury A R photog r 3522 McGill

    21. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 885.
      Vancouver: Littlebury A R photog r 3522 McGill

    22. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 843.
      Vancouver: Littlebury A R r 315 Cambie

    23. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938).
      Vancouver: not listed

    24. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939), 794.
      Vancouver: Littleberry [sic] Arth R h 3, 6 E 13

    25. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940).
      Vancouver: not listed

    26. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941).
      Vancouver: not listed

    27. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942).
      Vancouver: not listed

    28. [S777] SUN43, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1943).
      Vancouver: not listed

    29. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944).
      Vancouver: not listed

    30. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945).
      Vancouver: not listed

    31. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946).
      Vancouver: not listed

    32. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1945-09-670715 (microfilm B13188)

    33. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932