Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Spencer, Mrs. Rosetta Ann[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

Female 1907 -


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  • Name Spencer, Rosetta Ann 
    • VARIANT NAMES: Cadwallader, Rose (birth name); Schofield, Mrs. Rosetta Ann.
    Title Mrs. 
    Nickname Rosie or Rose 
    Born 1907  Liverpool, Lancashire, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13, 14
    Gender Female 
    Business Address/Year 1941  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    869 Granville St.
    Jerome's Studios
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 11 Jul 1943  Chilliwack, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Groom: Robert Alfred Spencer 
    • She gave her occupation as photographer. They were divorced in Chilliwack at the end of 1948.
    Business Address/Year 1942-1946  Chilliwack, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    36 Yale Road East
    Rosetta Ann Studio
    Chilliwack, BC
    Canada 
    Association Rosetta Ann Studio (Relationship: Manager) 
    Association Spencer, Robert Alfred (Relationship: Spouse) 
    Association Jerome's Studios (Relationship: Saleswoman) 
    Person ID I2016  Camera Workers | S, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 

  • Documents
    Wilson's Photo and Art Studio ad, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 8 May 1946, p. 14.
    Wilson's Photo and Art Studio ad, Chilliwack Progress, 8 May 1946, p. 14.
    Alexander Wilson thanked his Chilliwack customers for their patronage in this ad while encouraging them to give their support to the Rosetta Ann Studio owned by Mr. R.A. and Mrs. R.A. Spencer.
    Rosetta Ann Studio ad, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 1 May 1946, p. 11.
    Rosetta Ann Studio ad, Chilliwack Progress, 1 May 1946, p. 11.
    When Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Spencer purchased Alexander Wilson's operation (Wilson's Photo and Art Studio), they ran this gracious thank-you.
    Rosetta Ann Studio news article, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 25 Feb 1942, p. 3.
    Rosetta Ann Studio news article, Chilliwack Progress, 25 Feb 1942, p. 3.
    About its opening.
    Rosetta Ann Studio ad, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 22 May 1946, p. 4.
    Rosetta Ann Studio ad, Chilliwack Progress, 22 May 1946, p. 4.
    Mr. R.A. and Mrs. R.A. Spencer cleaned out the studio with this ad.
    Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Spencer news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 28 Jul 1943, p. 7.
    Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Spencer news item, Chilliwack Progress, 28 Jul 1943, p. 7.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: She appears to have immigrated with her mother and sister in 1928, sailing from Liverpool to Quebec on 15 Jun on the White Star line ship Regina.
      Married in 1943 to the Chilliwack and former Vancouver photographer R.A. Spencer with whom she had worked at Jerome's Studios in Vancouver, they purchased Wilson's Art and Photo Studio in Chilliwack in 1946, closed the Rosetta Ann Studio and rebranded Wilson's as the R.A. Spencer Studio. She and her husband divorced in Chilliwack at the end of 1948.

  • Sources 
    1. [S920] Findmypast.com (Web site).
      Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960

    2. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939).
      Vancouver: not listed

    3. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940).
      Vancouver: not listed

    4. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941), 1003.
      Vancouver: Schofield Mrs Rose slswn Jerome's r 1072 Nelson

    5. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942), 47.
      Chilliwack: Schofield F A mgr Rosetta Ann
      Vancouver: not listed

    6. [S777] SUN43, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1943), 44.
      Chilliwack: Schofield Rosetta A mgr Rosetta Ann

    7. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944), 42.
      Chilliwack: Spencer Mrs Rosetta A mgr Rosetta Ann

    8. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 43.
      Chilliwack: Spencer Mrs Rosetta A mgr Rosetta Ann

    9. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946).
      Chilliwack: not listed

    10. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947).
      Chilliwack: not listed

    11. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948).
      Chilliwack: not listed

    12. [S920] Findmypast.com (Web site).
      England & Wales births 1837-2006: Births registered in January, February, and March 1907

    13. [S1096] England and Wales Census, 1911.
      through Findmypast.com; birthplace given as Liverpool, Lancashire.

    14. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1943-09-555257; digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 Feb 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/88e795ff-7aec-4c59-bb8f-1bcfbbbdca65