Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Rosher, Phyllis Marion[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

Female 1902 - 1956  (53 years)

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  • Name Rosher, Phyllis Marion 
    • VARIANT NAMES: Chase, Mrs. Howard Shaw; Chase, Mrs. Phyllis M.; Grissell, Mrs. Phyllis M.; Grissell, Mrs. Wallace A.
    Born 15 Dec 1902  Caterham, Surrey, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11, 12
    • In the California death index her birth date was recorded as 15 Dec 1902. [10]
    Gender Female 
    Business Address/Year 1924  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Buried 1956  Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Died 25 Aug 1956  Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Association Rosher, Cyril Bagshawe (Relationship: Sibling) 
    Person ID I1692  Camera Workers | R, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 20 May 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Photographic assistant.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: She was listed in two Victoria provincial voters list as being associated with the photographic trade. She was only ever listed in the 1925 Victoria business directory working as a clerk for the BC Electric Railway. She lived with her brother and sister-in-law C.B. and I.G. Rosher of the Rosher Studio, so she likely worked for them while living in Victoria.
      According to her USA 28 Oct 1937 naturalization application (Declaration of Intention) under her married name Phyllis Marion Grissell, she left Victoria by ship to immigrate at San Francisco, CA, on 6 Sep 1925 under her family name Phyllis M. Rosher.
      She married Wallace A. Grissell on 1 Nov 1928 in Hollywood, CA, and on her naturalization application stated she was divorced. She gave her occupation ijn 1937 as an artist, age 36, living in Los Angeles, CA.
      She married Howard Shaw Chase on 28 Jun 1939 in Los Angeles, CA.

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

    2. [S924] (Web site).
      Frederick Howard Rosher (her father)
      URL (accessed 20 May 2020):

    3. [S924] (Web site).
      U.S., Naturalization Records, 1840-1957

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

    5. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924).
      Victoria: not listed

    6. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 1408.
      Victoria: Rosher Phyllis clk BCER r 143 Govt

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

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

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

    10. [S924] (Web site).
      Name: Phyllis Chase [Phyllis Rosher]
      California, Death Index, 1940-1997

    11. [S924] (Web site).
      Phyllis Marion Rosher

    12. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      Phyllis M. Rosher Chase
      URL (accessed 20 May 2020):