Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Sutton, Alfred James[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24]

Male 1880 - 1952  (72 years)


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  • Name Sutton, Alfred James 
    Born 14 Feb 1880  Hastings, Sussex, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [25, 26
    Gender Male 
    Marriage Apr 1902  Hastings, Sussex, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [25, 27
    Bride: Florence Lilian White 
    Business Address/Year 1913-1918  Moose Jaw, SK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1920  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    553 Granville St., no. 52 (Leigh-Spencer Building)
    Frank Gowen Company Ltd.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1921-1922  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    193 E. Hastings St., no. 201
    Gowen Sutton Company Ltd.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1923-1932  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1445 W. 8th Ave.
    Gowen Sutton Company Ltd.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Died 18 Sep 1952  Ganges, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Buried 20 Sep 1952  Union Cemetery, Ganges, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Association Gowen Sutton Company Ltd. (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Frank Gowen Company Ltd. (Relationship: Photographer?) 
    Person ID I1886  Camera Workers | S, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: During the Jul 1906 Canada Northwest Provinces census he was living in Winnipeg, MB (no occupations were enumerated in this special census); the census notes he had immigrated in 1906. A Canadian passenger confirms that he and his wife arrived in Saint John, NB, on 11 Mar 1906 aboard the Lake Erie with a final destination of Winnipeg; he gave his occupation as bricklayer.
      Prior to moving to Vancouver, BC, he operated Sutton's Photo Gallery in Moose Jaw, SK (1913-1918). According to an Ancestry.ca record, he served with the Royal Air Force in 1916 (service number 42076).
      He was a partner in Gowen Sutton Company Ltd. After his wife died, Gowen sold his shares to Sutton on 6 Feb 1930. The company continued to operate as the Gowen Sutton Company and was dissolved on 6 Oct 1987.
      According to Sutton's death registration record, he had worked as a photographer for 38 years, retiring in 1946. The business directories last list him in Vancouver in 1932 as a manager of the Gowen Sutton Company, with no listings for him in Vancouver thereafter. By 1940 he was living in Ganges on Salt Spring Island and working as a farmer.

  • Sources 
    1. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Series: RG 76-C; Roll: T-507; Ancestry.com. Canada, Arriving Passengers Lists, 1865-1935

    2. [S723] Census of the Northwest Provinces 1906.
      Province of MB, District no. 10 Winnipeg, Sub-district no. 6B, p. 57, line 35

    3. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1920, 1924, 1928.
      Vancouver

    4. [S397] Phillips (1997), Glen C. Phillips, (London, Ont.: Iron Gate Publishing, 1997; 2nd printing, 2002), 122.

    5. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917).
      Vancouver: not listed

    6. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918).
      Vancouver: not listed

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

    8. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919), 862.
      Vancouver: Sutton A J 4 1309 Pender W

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

    10. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920), 963.
      Vancouver: Sutton A J of F Gowen Co Ltd h 3306 5th W

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

    12. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 1063.
      Vancouver: Sutton Alfd J sec-treas Gowen Sutton Ltd h 3306 W 5th

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

    14. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 1126.
      Vancouver: Sutton Alfd J sec-treas Gowen Sutton Co Ltd h 3306 W 5th

    15. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922).
      Vancouver: not listed

    16. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 1224.
      Vancouver: Sutton Alfd J of Gowen Sutton Co Ltd h 3306 W 5th

    17. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1509.
      Vancouver: Sutton Alfd J photog h 3306 5th av W

    18. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 1168.
      Vancouver

    19. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 1360.
      Vancouver: Sutton Alfd J pres Gowen Sutton h 3306 W 5

    20. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 1310.
      Vancouver: Sutton Alfd J mgr Gowen Sutton h 3306 W 5

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

    22. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934).
      Vancouver: not listed

    23. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935).
      Vancouver: not listed

    24. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 110.
      Ganges: Sutton Alfd J farmer
      Vancouver: not listed

    25. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1952-09-009518 (microfilm B13213); digital facsimile URL (accessed 6 Mar 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ccfb4213-7166-4a4a-9bad-e84233ba9c94

    26. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Alfred James Sutton
      URL (accessed 6 Mar 2021): https://www.ancestrylibrary.ca/family-tree/person/tree/54567908/person/262267794502/facts

    27. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Florence Lilian White
      URL (accessed 6 Mar 2021): https://www.ancestrylibrary.ca/family-tree/person/tree/54567908/person/262267688895/facts