Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Porritt, Wright[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32]

Male 1865 - 1935  (70 years)


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  • Name Porritt, Wright 
    Born 16 Apr 1865  Armley, Leeds, Yorkshire, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Christened 31 May 1865  Leeds, Yorkshire, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 8 Dec 1886  Brandon, MB Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Bride: Rose Minnie Baker 
    Business Address/Year 1904-1905  Alberni, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1909  New Alberni, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1910  Port Alberni, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1911-1915  Bamfield, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Aug 1935  Essondale, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [33, 34
    Person ID I1767  Camera Workers | P, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: In the 1901 Canada census he said he had first arrived in Canada in 1881. He initially lived in Manitoba for at least a decade where he married and fathered two of his three children. His third child, a daughter, was born in Alberni, BC, in 1894.
      Up until at least 1910 he was associated with the Alberni area on Vancouver Island (Alberni, New Alberni, Port Alberni).
      By 1911 he had relocated to Bamfield and the 1911 Canada census gives his occupation as "photography". A Sep 1911 Canadian passenger list also lists his occupation as "photographer". The 1918 business directory listed him as retired.
    • FORMATS: Postcards.

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] COLLECTION: BPAM.
      Print

    2. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Print

    3. [S647] Census of Canada 1901.
      Province of BC, District no. 3 Vancouver, Sub-district no. a, Polling sub-division no. 1 in Alberni, p. 5, line 15

    4. [S722] Census of Canada 1911.
      Province of BC, District no. 8, Enumeration district no. 4 in Bamfield District, p. 6, line 3

    5. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935

    6. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1907.
      New Alberni

    7. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1911.
      Port Alberni

    8. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1913, 1916, 1920 (retired), 1924 (retired).
      Bamfield

    9. [S33] WIL94, Williams' B.C. Directory Co., comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Williams' B.C. Directory Co., 1894).
      Alberni: not listed

    10. [S34] WIL95, (Victoria, B.C.: Williams' B.C. Directory Co., 1895), 41.
      Alberni: Porritt W fmr

    11. [S36] HEN97, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1897).
      Alberni: not listed

    12. [S37] WIL97, (Victoria, B.C.: Williams' B.C. Directory Co., 1897), 512.
      Alberni: Porritt Wm [sic] farmer

    13. [S38] HEN98, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1898), 117.
      Alberni: Porrit [sic] Wright farmer

    14. [S40] WIL99, Williams, R.T., comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Province Publishing Co., 1899), 936.
      Alberni: Porritt W farmer

    15. [S39] HEN99, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1899), 149.
      Alberni: Porrit [sic] Wright farmer

    16. [S41] HEN00, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1900), 182.
      Alberni: Porrit [sic] Wright farmer

    17. [S42] HEN01, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1901), 86.
      Alberni: Porrit [sic] Wright farmer

    18. [S781] HEN02, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1902).
      Alberni: not listed

    19. [S782] HEN03, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1903).
      Alberni: not listed

    20. [S783] HEN04, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1904), 86.
      Alberni: Porritt Wright photographer

    21. [S785] HEN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905), 40.
      Alberni: Porritt Wright photographer

    22. [S792] PROVI09, (Victoria: Provincial Publishing, 1909), 201.
      New Alberni: Porritt Wright photographer

    23. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 554.
      Port Alberni: Porritt Wright photographer


    24. [S793] HENVIC10, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1911).
      Alberni and Bamfield: not listed

    25. [S796] HENVIC12, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1912).
      Alberni, Bamfield and Port Alberni: not listed

    26. [S798] HENVIC13, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1913).
      Alberni, Bamfield and Port Alberni: not listed

    27. [S745] HENVIC14, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1914), 760.
      Bamfield: Porritt Wright photogr


    28. [S802] HENVIC15, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1915), 696.
      Bamfield: Porritt Wright photogr

    29. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918), 84.
      Bamfield: Porritt Wright retired

    30. [S397] Phillips (1997), Glen C. Phillips, (London, Ont.: Iron Gate Publishing, 1997; 2nd printing, 2002).

    31. [S303] Grant (2002), Peter Grant, (Victoria, B.C.: TouchWood Editions, 2002).

    32. [S472] Waddington (2006), Margaret Waddington, comp., (Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Postcard Club, 2006).

    33. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Wright Porritt
      URL (accessed 5 Jul 2020): https://www.ancestrylibrary.ca/family-tree/person/tree/115468903/person/172109117153/facts

    34. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1935-09-504005 (microfilm B13154)