Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Reid, Oswald Meredith[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]

Male 1894 - 1993  (98 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Reid, Oswald Meredith 
    Born 30 Nov 1894  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Christened 27 Jan 1897  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 21 Dec 1917  New Westminster, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Bride: Beatrice Maud Shaw 
    Business Address/Year 1923  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Died 12 Oct 1993  Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Person ID I1677  Camera Workers | R, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 17 May 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: In the 1911 Canada census when he was 16 he was a guest of the government reformatory "school" in the municipality of Point Grey (now part of Vancouver, BC). When he married in 1917, he gave his occupation as "newspaper man" and residence as Victoria, BC. While he was listed with a photographic occupation in the 1920, 1924 and 1928 Vancouver general election voters lists, he only appears once as a photographer in Vancouver in the 1920s.
      When he made a visit to a cousin in Bellingham, WA, in Dec 1924 he gave his permanent address as Victoria, BC; the visit turned out to be permanent according to the 1930 US census. He registered for the World War Two draft in 1942 and gave his employer's name as the American Legion. He relocated to California and passed away there in 1993. [23, 24, 25, 26]

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1920, 1924, 1928.
      Vancouver

    2. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919).
      Vancouver: not listed

    3. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919).
      New Westminster: not listed
      Vancouver: not listed

    4. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920).
      Vancouver: not listed

    5. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920).
      New Westminster: not listed
      Vancouver: not listed

    6. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 976.
      Vancouver: Reid O M r 727 Richards

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

    8. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 1035.
      Vancouver: Reid O M r 859 E 64th

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

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

    11. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1433.
      Vancouver: Reid Oswald M photog h 2091 Princess

    12. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 1034.
      Vancouver: Reid O M h 2091 Princess

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

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

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

    16. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928).
      Vancouver: not listed

    17. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929).
      Vancouver: not listed

    18. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930).
      Vancouver: not listed

    19. [S725] BVIPA birth registration.
      Registration no. 1894-09-008547 (microfilm B13811)

    20. [S726] BVIPA baptism index.
      Microfilm B16232

    21. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1917-09-128079 (microfilm B11383); digital facsimile URL (accessed 16 May 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d816bf62-cce9-48f3-9945-fdef1fc27299

    22. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      California, Death Index, 1940-1997

    23. [S722] Census of Canada 1911.
      Reid Oswald
      Province of BC, District no. 12, Enumeration district no. 74 in Municipality of Point Grey, p. 9, line line 37

    24. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960

    25. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930

    26. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942