Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Welford, Herbert[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20]

Male 1866 - 1940  (73 years)


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  • Name Welford, Herbert 
    • VARIANT NAMES: Welford, Harry.
    Born 24 Mar 1866  Penrith, Cumberland, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [21, 22
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1895-1908  Winnipeg, MB Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Business Address/Year 1909  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    544 Granville Street
    J.A. Macfadyen
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1910  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    9th Avenue was renamed Broadway 
    Address:
    160 East 9th Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1911-1915  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    160 East Broadway, no. 9
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1917  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address not determined 
    Business Address/Year 1918-1920  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    303 West Hastings Street
    Welford Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Died 4 Mar 1940  Surrey, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Buried Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Association Welford Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Macfadyen, John A. (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Person ID I1879  Camera Workers | W, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1901 and 1921 Canada censuses he immigrated to Canada in 1893. Prior to moving to Vancouver, he worked in Winnipeg, MB, as a photographer. With some prior military experience, he enlisted in Sep 1914 in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served overseas in an administrative capacity until he returned to Canada in 1917. He was not formally discharged until 1922. During his World War One years he continued to be listed in the business directories as a photographer with no indication he was on active service. He sold his Welford Studio operation in 1920 or 1921 to Robert Weir who continued to operate it under the same name for a few more years. Welford and some of his family moved to Peardonville near Abbotsford where he became a farmer according to the 1921 Canada census.
      He and members of his family, including his wife and son Harry Cecil Welford, are buried together. [21, 26]

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1916.
      Vancouver

    2. [S790] HENVAN08, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1908).
      Vancouver: not listed

    3. [S791] HENVAN09, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1909), 1140.
      Vancouver: Welford Herbert photogr J A Macfadyen h 444 12th ave E

    4. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 1217.
      Vancouver: Welford Harry [sic] photogr lvs 160 9th Ave E
      Vancouver: Welford Herbert photogr h 444 12th Ave E
      These are the either same individual or Harry is his son Harry Cecil Welford, who would have been about 14; 160 East 9th Ave. was his work address; it was renamed Broadway by 1911.

    5. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Vancouver: not listed

    6. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 1199.
      Vancouver: Welford Herbert photogr 9 160 Broadway E lvs 444 12th Ave E

    7. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912).
      Vancouver: Welford Herbert photogr 9 160 Broadway E r New Westminster

    8. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913), 1401.
      Vancouver: Welford Herbert photogr 9, 160 Broadway E

    9. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914), 1326.
      Vancouver: Welford Herbt photogr 9, 160 Broadway E r same
      Vancouver: Welford H C clk H Welford r same
      Harry C. Welford was Herbert's son.

    10. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 1043.
      Vancouver: Welford Herbt photogr 9, 160 Broadway E h 1005 21st Av E

    11. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916).
      Vancouver: not listed; his son Harry C. was listed as a "canvasser".

    12. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917), 834.
      Vancouver: Welford Herbt photogr h 325 14th Av W

    13. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918), 894.
      Vancouver: Welford Harry C photogr Welford Studio r 325 14th Av W
      Vancouver: Welford Herbt of Welford Studio h 325 14th Av W
      Vancouver: Welford Nora clk Welford Studio r 325 14th Av W

    14. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918), 718.
      Vancouver: Welford H prop Welford Studio 303 Hastings west

    15. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919), 910.
      Vancouver: Welford Herbt of Welford Studio h 607 61st E

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

    17. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920), 1017.
      Vancouver: Welford Herbt prop Welford Studio H 7357 Culloden

    18. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 947.
      Vancouver: Welford H prop Welford Studio 303 Hastings W

    19. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921).
      Vancouver: not listed

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

    21. [S647] Census of Canada 1901.
      Province of MB, District no. 12 Winnipeg, Sub-district no. C, Polling sub-division 6 in Ward no. 5, p. 2, line 25

    22. [S730] Personnel Records of the First World War (Web site), (Library and Archives Canada).
      Welford, Herbert
      URL (accessed 1 Mar 2021): https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=288758

    23. [S483] Manitoba Photographers, 1858 to Present (Web site), Manitoba Historical Society, (Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Historical Society).

    24. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1940-09-570527 (microfilm B13167)

    25. [S1114] Interment.net (Web site), Steve Johnson, (Clear Digital Media, Inc., 1997-).
      URL (accessed 2 Mar 2021): http://www.interment.net/data/canada/bc/metro-vancouver/mountain-view/surnames-w.htm

    26. [S917] Census of Canada 1921.
      Province of BC, District no. 16 Fraser Valley, Enumeration sub-district no. 17 in Peardonville Polling Division, p. 12, line 41