Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Powell, Thomas Alexander[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]

Male 1861 - 1943  (81 years)


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  • Name Powell, Thomas Alexander 
    • VARIANT NAME: Parnell, T.A.
    Born 12 Aug 1861  Paisley, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    • In the 1911 Canada census his date of birth is Aug 1860.
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 10 Dec 1886  Halton, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Bride: Christina May McDermid 
    Marriage 18 Jul 1905  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    Bride: Catherine Conway MacDermid 
    • According to their marriage registration record he was a widower. In 1886 he had married in Ontario Christina May McDermid, who appears to be the sister of his second wife.
    Business Address/Year 1911  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address undetermined 
    • He and his family were residing at 1885 9th Ave West (now Broadway).
    Business Address/Year 1913  Eburne, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1914  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Point Grey 
    Address:
    Granville South
    west side near Marine Drive
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Died 23 Mar 1943  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Person ID I1734  Camera Workers | P, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He operated as a photographer in the 1910s in Eburne (today's Marpole neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC), alternatively known as Point Grey. He appears to have gone from being a carpenter to a photographer and then back to carpentry. The 1911 Canada census enumerates him as a photographer, married to Catherine, with a daughter Mary; his immigration year is given as 1885. In the 1921 Canada census his wife is enumerated as Kate and he immigrated in 1886, she in 1885; his occupation is carptenter.

  • Sources 
    1. [S722] Census of Canada 1911.
      Province of BC, District no. 12, Enumeration district no. 55 in Vancouver Municipality, p. 43, line 13

    2. [S917] Census of Canada 1921.
      Province of BC, District no. 23, Enumeration sub-district no. 6 in Vancouver South, Municipality of Point Grey, p. 1, line 31

    3. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Vancouver and Eburne: not listed but Vancouver, p. 1054: Powell Thomas A carp h 1885 9th Ave W

    4. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 1024.
      Vancouver: Powell Thomas A carp h 1885 Broadway W
      South Vancouver: not listed

    5. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912).
      Eburne and Vancouver: not listed

    6. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913), 1560.
      Eburne: Powell Thos A photogr

    7. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914), 1160.
      Vancouver: Powell Thos A photogr w s Granville S nr Marine Dr (Pt Grey) h same

    8. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 909.
      Vancouver: Powell Thos A photogr Granville nr Marine Dr h same (Eburne)

    9. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916), 849.
      Vancouver: Powell Thos A photogr Granville nr Marine Dr (Pt G) h same

    10. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917), 719.
      Vancouver: Powell Thos A photogr w s Granville cor Marine Dr h same

    11. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918), 770.
      Vancouver: Powell Thos A photogr w s Granville cor Marine Dr h same

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

    13. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919), 782.
      Vancouver: Powell Thos A photogr h 1960 7th W

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

    15. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920), 870.
      Vancouver: Powell Thos A carp h 2032 7th W

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

    17. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 960.
      Vancouver: Powell Thos A carp h 2032 W 7th

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

    19. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1905-09-051164 (microfilm B11373); digital facsimile URL (accessed 12 June 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/3541108c-17f0-4d23-a751-78ee608601ae


    20. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1943-09-621187 (microfilm B13178)

    21. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1938