Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Reay, Edna Blanche[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

Female 1876 - 1940  (63 years)


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  • Name Reay, Edna Blanche 
    • VARIANT NAMES: Peck, Edna B.; Reay, Mrs. Edna; Reay, Mrs. Harry; Colpitts, Mrs. Edna Reay; Colpitts, Mrs. Claude.
    Born 27 Jun 1876  Hopewell Parish, Albert, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • The California death index gives a birth date of 27 Jun 1874. [11]
    Gender Female 
    Marriage 7 Nov 1897  Ridgeway, Skagit County, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Groom: Reay, Harry E. 
    • According to a family tree on Ancestry.ca, he was born in 1872 in New Brunswick, Canada, and died about 1903 in Washington state.
    Business Address/Year 1918-1921  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    609 Yates St.
    Colpitts' Studio
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1930  Gilroy, Santa Clara County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Sep? 1934  King County, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Groom: Claude Colpitts 
    Died 16 May 1940  Contra Costa, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Association Colpitts' Studio (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Colpitts, Claude (Relationship: Spouse) 
    Association Reay, Hallie Elida (Relationship: Daughter) 
    Person ID I1669  Camera Workers | R, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 15 May 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Born Edna Blanche Peck, she lived in Washington state when she married Harry E. Reay in 1897; they had two sons and a daughter.
      Both she and daughter Hallie Reay had associations with Colpitts' Studio. Her son and Hallie's older brother Ralph Harris Reay were listed in the 1920 Victoria business directory as working for the Dominion Carton and Printing Works. All three lived at the same Cook St. address which was also the address of Claude Colpitts and members of his family.
      In the 1930 US census she was again living with Claude Colpitss and his first wife and enumerated as a cousin to Claude. She was employed as a photographer, as was Colpitts.
      In Sep 1934 she and her former employer Claude Colpitts applied for a marriage license in King County, WA.
      Shortly before her death she was enumerated on 29 Apr in the 1940 US census as living in California with her son Ralph Harris Reay and his two sons. She was widowed and her last residence on 1 Apr 1935 was Alameda, CA. [14, 16, 17]

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

    2. [S803] HENVIC17, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1917).
      Victoria: not listed

    3. [S804] HENVIC18, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1918), 361.
      Victoria: Reay Edna wid Harry photogr 609 Yates r 1817 Cook

    4. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918).
      Victoria: not listed

    5. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919).
      Victoria: not listed

    6. [S805] HENVIC20, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1920), 447.
      Victoria: Reay Edna wid Harry r 1817 Cook

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

    8. [S806] HENVIC21, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1921), 495.
      Victoria: Reay Edna wid Harry of Colpitts Studio r 1817 Cook

    9. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921).
      Victoria: not listed

    10. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922).
      Victoria: not listed

    11. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Edna Reay Colpitts [Edna Reay Peck]
      California, Death Index, 1940-1997

    12. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Edna Blanche Peck
      URL (accessed 14 May 2020): https://www.ancestrylibrary.ca/family-tree/person/tree/76548922/person/400021852588/facts

    13. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013

    14. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Harry Reay
      URL (accessed 14 May 2020): https://www.ancestrylibrary.ca/family-tree/person/tree/76548922/person/400021857464/facts

    15. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008," URL (accessed 14 May 2020): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPMJ-VCSF

    16. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      California, Santa Clara County, Gilroy township, sheet 2B, line 84, Reay Edna B
      "United States Census, 1930," URL (accessed 14 May 2020): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCN1-79L

    17. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "Culpits Edna R"
      "United States Census, 1940," URL (accessed 14 May 2020): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89MT-W8WV