Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Moore, William John[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

Male 1887 - 1963  (75 years)


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  • Name Moore, William John 
    Born 11 Dec 1887  Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1 Nov 1910  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Bride: Josephine Maeberie Bishop 
    Business Address/Year 1910-1913  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Business Address/Year 1914-1915  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    3751 Sophia
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1921-1925  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    739 West Hastings St., no. 9 (Winch Building)
    va, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1926-1930  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    337 West Hastings Street
    W.J. Moore Photo Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1931-1950  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Continued past 1950 
    Address:
    420 West Hastings St., no. 5
    W.J. Moore Photo Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage ? Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Bride: Calla Bishop 
    Died 16 Oct 1963  Burnaby, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Buried 19 Oct 1963  Vancouver Crematorium, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Buried in the Burnaby Heritage Cemetery. The gravestone also references his first wife: "A loving wife and mother Josephine Bishop May 13 1945." [13]
    Association Read, William Edmund (Relationship: Employee; Clerk; Photographer) 
    Person ID I1668  Camera Workers | M, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 12 May 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: When he was first married in 1910 at age 25 he gave his occupation as a photographer. He operated under his own name from 1913-1915, then worked for the Canadian Photo Company (1916-1917). He established a successful operation under his name around 1920 and worked past 1950, during many of those years as the W.J. Moore Photo Company. One of his specialties was taking panoramic photographs.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface may be titled, dated, numbered and captioned "W.J. Moore Photo." [14]
    • FORMATS: Panoramic.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Prints

    2. [S136] COLLECTION: BVAMM.
      1995 exhibit

    3. [S791] HENVAN09, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1909).
      Vancouver: not listed

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

    5. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Vancouver: not listed

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

    7. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 1043.
      Vancouver: Moore Wm J photogr r 455 21st Ave E

    8. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913), 1125.
      Vancouver: Moore Wm J photogr h 3751 Sophia

    9. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914), 1089.
      Vancouver: Moore Wm J photogr 3751 Sophia h same

    10. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 853.
      Vancouver: Moore Wm J photogr 3751 Sophia h same

    11. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1963-09-012916 (microfilm B13263); digital facsimile URL (accessed 12 May 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2b2a672e-dc03-461e-af56-fe1450c24d07

    12. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1910-09-061040 (microfilm B11375); digital facsimile URL (accessed 12 May 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f72649ba-f33f-4ad7-a106-2292329b57f8

    13. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      URL (accessed 12 May 2020): https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/181335973/william-john-moore

    14. [S1088] Flickr.com (Web site).
      W.J. Moore panoramic photo with identifying marks.
      URL (accessed 12 May 2020): https://www.flickr.com/photos/vancouver-archives/5457291048/in/album-72157625958366187/