Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Colpitts, Claude[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1878 - 1939  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Colpitts, Claude 
    Born Apr 1878  NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 22 Jun 1898  Portland, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Bride: Florence Helena Callaghan 
    Business Address/Year 1911  New Westminster, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address undetermined 
    Business Address/Year 1917  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Business Address/Year 1920  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1208 Government St.
    Crown Studio
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    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 1921  Ladysmith, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1930  Gilroy, Santa Clara County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Marriage Sep 1934  King County, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Bride: Edna Blanche Reay 
    Died 1939  San Leandro, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Association Colpitts' Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Reay, Edna Blanche (Relationship: Spouse) 
    Association Reay, Hallie Elida (Relationship: Step-father) 
    Association Crown Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Person ID I1672  Camera Workers | C, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 15 May 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He was working in New Westminster, BC, as a photographer in 1911 and subsequently moved to Victoria, BC, where he operated for a few years as Colpitts' Studio and Crown Studio. He also worked in Ladysmith as a photographer in the early 1920s.
      He and members of the Reay family, including his employee and future wife, E.B. Reay, were living together, along with members of the Colpitts family, on Cook St. between 1918 and 1921.
      According to the 1930 US census, he immigrated to the US in 1922; in 1930 he was working as a photographer in California. A member of the household was E.B. Reay, listed as a cousin, and also a photographer.
      In Sep 1934 he and a former Colpitts' Studio employee, E.B. Reay, applied for a marriage license in King County, WA.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Print

    2. [S803] HENVIC17, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1917), 310.
      Victoria: Colpitts Claude photogr h 1254 Pandora

    3. [S804] HENVIC18, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1918), 215.
      Victoria: "Colpitt Claude of Colpitt's Studio h 1817 Cook"

    4. [S806] HENVIC21, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1921), 271.
      Victoria: Colpitts Claude photogr 609 Yates h 1817 Cook

    5. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921), 307 and 1061.
      p. 307: Ladysmith: Colpitts Claude photographer
      p. 1061: Victoria: Colpitts Studio 609 Yates

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

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

    8. [S722] Census of Canada 1911.
      Province of BC, District no. 11, Enumeration district no. 3 in New Westminster City, p. 29, line 19

    9. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Bride: Helen Snowflake Colpitts
      Registration no. 1923-09-256461 (microfilm B13745); digital facsimile URL (accessed 14 May 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/503de598-aeaf-447e-a3c2-7c08a3b7b0d0

    10. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      Claude C. Colpitts
      URL (accessed 14 May 2020): https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LDLK-PZ7

    11. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      California, Santa Clara County, Gilroy township, sheet 2B, line 78
      "United States Census, 1930," URL (accessed 14 May 2020): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCN1-79L

    12. [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

    13. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939," URL (accessed 14 May 2020): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL3Z-1S7Z