Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Weir, Robert[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, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40]

Male 1884 - 1968  (84 years)


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  • Name Weir, Robert 
    Nickname Rob 
    Born 10 May 1884  Glasgow, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [41, 42
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 2 Oct 1913  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [41
    Bride: Janet Agnes Paterson 
    • He gave his occupation as photographer on his 1913 marriage registration record.
    Business Address/Year 1913-1914  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [41
    Address:
    665 Granville Street
    United Photographic Stores
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1915  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address not determined 
    Business Address/Year 1916-1918  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    421 Granville Street
    Bishop and Christie
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1919-1920  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address not determined 
    Business Address/Year 1921-1926  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    303 West Hastings Street
    Welford Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1927-1929  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    303 West Hastings Street
    Weir Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1930-1932  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    303 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1933  Trail, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address not determined 
    Business Address/Year 1934-1935  Trail, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Hughes Studio
    Trail, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1937  Trail, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1801 Groutage Ave.
    Weir Studio
    Trail, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1938-1948  Trail, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1560 Bay Ave.
    Weir Studio
    Trail, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1953  Trail, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1560 Bay Ave.
    Trail, BC
    Canada 
    Died 7 Jun 1968  West Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    • At the time of his death he was residing in North Vancouver.
    Cremated 8 Jun 1968  Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    Association United Photographic Stores Ltd. (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Bishop and Christie (Relationship: Photographer; Printer) 
    Association Weir Studio (Vancouver, BC) (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Hughes Studio (Trail, BC) (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Weir Studio (Trail, BC) (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Welford Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Person ID I1873  Camera Workers | W, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2021 

  • Documents
    Herbert Welford put his studio up for sale in newspapers as far away as Portland, OR's, <i>Morning Oregonian</i>, 20 Apr 1920, p. 21.
    Herbert Welford put his studio up for sale in newspapers as far away as Portland, OR's, Morning Oregonian, 20 Apr 1920, p. 21.
    Robert Weir purchased the studio and continued to operate it as the Welford Studio until he renamed it the Weir Studio, first listed in the 1927 business directory.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He took over the Welford Studio in 1921 and worked there until 1926. He then operated as the Weir Studio (1927-1929) before moving to Trail around 1993 and working for the Hughes Studio.
      According to his death registration record he had spent 44 years as a photographer and had retired from the profession in May 1954.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface may be signed in India ink "Rob Weir Vancouver". [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Print

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

    3. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1933.
      Trail

    4. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912).
      Vancouver: not listed

    5. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913), 1400.
      Vancouver: Weir ---- photogr United Photographic Stores r 765 14th Av W

    6. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914), 1325.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt photogr United Photographic Stores h 1837 11th Av E

    7. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 1042.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt photogr h 1837 11th Av E

    8. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916), 967.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt photogr Bishop & Christie h 1837 11th Av E

    9. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917), 834.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt printer Bishop & Christie h 1837 11th Av E

    10. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918), 894.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt photogr Bishop & Christie h 1837 11th Av E

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

    12. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919), 909.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt photogr h 1837 11th Av E

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

    14. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920), 1017.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt photogr r 1730 Parker

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

    16. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 1120.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt of Welford Studio h 1603 E 13th

    17. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921), 1002.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt prop Welford Studio 303 Hastings W

    18. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 1187.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt prop Welford Studio h 2234 Wellington

    19. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922), 1028.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt prop Welford Studio 303 Hastings W

    20. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 1294.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt prop Welford Studio r 2234 Wellington

    21. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1556.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt mgr Welford Studio h 2434 Wellington

    22. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 1128.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt of Welford Studio h 2212 Vanness

    23. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 1209.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt prop Welford Studio h 2212 Vanness

    24. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 1311.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt prop Welford Studio h 2212 Vanness

    25. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 1370.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt prop Weir Studio h 2212 Vanness

    26. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 1393.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt prop Weir Studio h 2212 Vanness

    27. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 1419.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt photog 303 W Hastings h 3016 Vanness

    28. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 1394.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt photog 303 W Hastings h 3016 Vanness

    29. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 1371.
      Vancouver: Weir Robt photog 303 W Hastings

    30. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933).
      Vancouver: not listed

    31. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 685.
      Trail: Weir Robt photog Hughes Studio

    32. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 778.
      Trail: Weir Robt photog Hughes Studio

    33. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 456.
      Trail: Weir Robt

    34. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 398.
      Trail: Weir Robt (Janet A) prop Weir Studio h 1801 Groutage

    35. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938), 570.
      Trail: Weir Robt (Janet A) prop Weir Studio h 1560 Bay

    36. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939), 352.
      Trail: Weir Robt (Janet A) prop Weir Studio h 1560 Bay

    37. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 386.
      Trail: Weir Robt (Janet A) prop Weir Studio h 1560 Bay

    38. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 389.
      Trail: Weir Robt (Jeanette [sic] A) prop Weir Studio h 1560 Bay

    39. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948).
      Trail: Weir Robt prop Weir Studio r 1560 Bay

    40. [S1113] WKOOT53, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1953), 513.
      Trail: Weir Robt (Janet A) photog 1560 Bay

    41. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1913-09-073773 (microfilm B11377); digital facsimile URL (accessed 27 Feb 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/baa0658f-813f-4238-800f-1672e2d61665

    42. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1968-09-008163 (microfilm B13290); digital facsimile URL (accessed 27 Feb 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/fc045bfd-d391-4f5c-a80a-06a93c749fef