Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Simonson, Jacob[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]

Male 1866 - 1947  (81 years)


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  • Name Simonson, Jacob 
    • VARIANT NAME: Simminson, Jacob; Simonson, S. Jacob; Sumonson, S.J.
    Born 15 Feb 1866  Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1910-1946?  South Fort George, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Second St.
    South Fort George, BC
    Canada 
    Died 4 Apr 1947  Prince George, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    • According to his death registration record he resided in South Fort George and had lived in the municipality for 34 years.
    Buried 12 Apr 1947  City Cemetery, Prince George, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    Person ID I2044  Camera Workers | S, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 22 May 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: In his obituary it is noted that he arrived in Iowa and as a "lad" before moving to Fort George in 1909. According to 1921 Canada census, however, he immigrated in 1898 and was naturalized in 1913. He worked as a photographer in Prince George (encompassing the former Fort George and South Fort George) from at least Aug 1910 and into the 1940s (Fort George Herald, 27 Aug 1910, p. 1). W.D. "Wally" West purchased his business in 1946, the year before Simonson's death. Simonson's obituary notes that he had already disposed of negatives before being persuaded to retain some.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface may be titled, dated and marked "By J. Simonson" or "Photo by J. Simonson".

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Prints

    2. [S1120] COLLECTION: BFFGRM.
      Glass negatives and prints

    3. [S1131] COLLECTION: BPGUN.
      Prints

    4. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1916.
      Fort George

    5. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1920, 1924, 1928, 1933.
      Prince George

    6. [S917] Census of Canada 1921.
      Province of BC, District no. 14, Enumeration sub-district no. 58 in South Fort George, p. 21, line 8

    7. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Fort George: not listed

    8. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918), 423.
      South Fort George: Sumonson [sic] S J photographer

    9. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919), 582.
      South Fort George: Simonson J photographer

    10. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 629.
      South Fort George: Simonson J photographer

    11. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921), 652.
      South Fort George: Simonson J photographer

    12. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922), 711.
      South Fort George: Simonson J photographer

    13. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 600.
      South Fort George: Simonson J photographer

    14. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 343.
      South Fort George: Simonson J photographer

    15. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 328.
      South Fort George: Simonson J photographer

    16. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 348.
      South Fort George: Simonson J photographer

    17. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 353.
      South Fort George: Simonson J photographer

    18. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 471.
      Prince George: Simonson J photographer (South Fort George)

    19. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 595.
      South Fort George: Simonson J photographer

    20. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 586.
      South Fort George: Simonson J photographer

    21. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 470.
      Prince George: Simonson J photographer (South Fort George)

    22. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 455.
      Prince George: Simonson J photographer (South Fort George)

    23. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 646.
      South Fort George: Simminson Jacob photog

    24. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 749.
      South Fort George: Simminson Jacob photog

    25. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 348.
      South Fort George: Simonson Jacob photog

    26. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 349.
      South Fort George: Simonson Jacob photog

    27. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946), 381.
      South Fort George: Simonson Jacob photog

    28. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947), 285.
      South Fort George: Simonson Jacob photog

    29. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948).
      South Fort George: not listed

    30. [S1085] Prince George Citizen, 1, 12.
      "Recorder of Epoch Era Dies in City Hospital"
      Obit.

    31. [S1132] The J. Simonson Photographic Collection (Web site), (Prince George: Fraser-Fort George Regional Museum (The Exploration Place)).

    32. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1947-09-003749 (microfilm B13193); digital facsimile URL (accessed 21 May 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2ef7781f-38fe-42be-8795-2867aa056f45