Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Ring, Walter Vernon[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14]

Male 1888 - 1948  (59 years)


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  • Name Ring, Walter Vernon 
    • VARIANT NAME: Ring, W.V.
    Born 11 Aug 1888  Lambeth, Surrey, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    • On his death registration record his birth date is 11 Aug 1889.
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1930s  Calgary, AB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1915-1923  Calgary, AB Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Marriage 1933  Calgary, AB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bride: Mary "Lovey" McLeod  
    Business Address/Year 1940-Jun 1948  Hedley, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 28 Jul 1948  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Buried 30 Jul 1948  Hedley Cemetery, Hedley, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Person ID I1690  Camera Workers | R, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 20 May 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to a border crossing record for Kingsgate, BC, he entered the province on 20 Feb 1927 from California. He was likely returning to Calgary, AB. Previously, he had resided in Calgary from Jun 1902 to Apr 1923, information confirmed through an Ancestry.ca family tree. He had a cousin, J.C. Ring, in Calgary and a sister in Los Angeles, CA. His occupation in California was a photographer and that was what he intended to do in Canada. He went back to the USA via Montana in Oct 1928, but by 1930 was back in Calgary operating the Harmony Art Studio.
      He was listed in the 1940 through 1947 business directories as a photographer in Hedley, BC.
      His death registration record states he last worked as a photographer in Jun 1948.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface may be titled and captioned "W.V. Ring Photo."

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Prints (panorama)

    2. [S48] COLLECTION: ACG.
      Prints

    3. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Ring Walter V
      Border Crossings: From U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935

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

    5. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939).
      Hedley: not listed

    6. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 124.
      Hedley: Ring Walter V photog

    7. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941), 118.
      Hedley: Ring Walter V photog

    8. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942), 121.
      Hedley: Ring Walter V photog

    9. [S777] SUN43, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1943), 121.
      Hedley: Ring Walter V photog

    10. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944), 114.
      Hedley: Ring Walter V photog

    11. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 121.
      Hedley: Ring Walter V photog

    12. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946), 138.
      Hedley: Ring Walter V photog

    13. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947), 92.
      Hedley: Ring Walter V photog

    14. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948).
      Hedley: not listed

    15. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Walter Vernon Ring
      https://www.ancestrylibrary.ca/family-tree/person/tree/55516324/person/26879583068/facts

    16. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1948-09-007214 (microfilm B13198); digital facsimile URL (accessed 19 May 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/e1cdef6b-7bce-4560-96ae-5b879231fbce

    17. [S397] Phillips (1997), Glen C. Phillips, (London, Ont.: Iron Gate Publishing, 1997; 2nd printing, 2002), 9.
      Calgary: Ring, Walter V. 1915-1923