Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Holliday, Charles William[1, 2, 3]

Male 1870 - 1955  (85 years)


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  • Name Holliday, Charles William 
    Born 20 Apr 1870  London, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1899-19--?  Armstrong, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1889?-1892  Okanagan Valley, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1892-1899  Vernon, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 19--?  Enderby, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 8 Nov 1905  Armstrong, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Bride: Elizabeth Harding 
    Died 18 Jul 1955  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cremated 21 Jul 1955  Royal Oak Crematorium, Saanich, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I206  Camera Workers | H, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2017 

  • Documents
    C.W. Holliday's ad, <i>Midway Advance</i>, 1894 04 26.
    C.W. Holliday's ad, Midway Advance, 1894 04 26.
    A.D. Worgan also had an ad on the same page for his photographic business in Vernon.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He is supposed to have arrived in the Okanagan in 1889. He was listed as a farm labourer in the 1891 Canada census. He became a professional photographer when he discovered a need for such a trade. He advertised in the first issue of the Vernon News and moved to that town in 1892. He relocated to Armstrong about 1899 and retired to Victoria in 1935 (death registration record information provided by his widow Elizabeth Holliday) or 1937. His widow indicated for his death registration record that he had been in Canada for 50 years (1905), however, that was clearly an error. She may have confused, in her stress, their marriage year with his year of immigration or simply not known the latter. Holliday was also an amateur painter of the Okanagan landscape.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: print surface may be captioned and marked "Holliday."
    • REFERENCES: WIL93; WIL94; WIL95; WIL99; HEN00; HEN01; Voters List, 1898, 1900 (Enderby); Holliday (1948); Vernon News, 1891 05 14; Kelowna Courier, 1949 06 09; Armstrong Advertiser, 1955 07 28 (obit.); Colonist, 1955 07 23 (obit.); Letter, Vernon Museum & Archives to Mattison, 1981 11 06

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.

    2. [S142] COLLECTION: BVMA.

    3. [S720] Census of Canada 1891.
      Province of BC, District no. 5 Yale, Sub-district Spallumcheen Division 3, p. 8, line 20.
      Enumeration date: 6 Jul 1891

    4. [S652] BVIPA death registration.
      Registration no. 1955-09-007655 (microfilm reel B13224); digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 Feb 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/50426599-7f14-40fb-b835-237d5f84cbf8

    5. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1905-09-166555 (microfilm reel B11386); digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 Feb 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/c2501d85-68b5-441b-aaba-5eca80e23e8a