Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Holliday, Charles William[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]

Male 1870 - 1955  (85 years)


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  • Name Holliday, Charles William 
    • VARIANT NAME: Holliday, W.H.
    Born 20 Apr 1870  London, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Gender Male 
    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 
    Marriage 8 Nov 1905  Armstrong, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    Bride: Elizabeth Harding 
    Business Address/Year 1899-1936  Armstrong, 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 
    Died 18 Jul 1955  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Cremated 21 Jul 1955  Royal Oak Crematorium, Saanich, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Person ID I206  Camera Workers | H, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 

  • 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; the latter date would be more correct as he was listed in the 1935 and 1936 directories as a photographer in Armstrong. 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: 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. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1898, 1900.
      Enderby

    5. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1916, 1920, 1924, 1933.
      Armstrong. The 1920, 1924 and 1933 listings give his occupation as farmer.

    6. [S32] WIL93, Williams' B.C. Directory Co., comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Printed by the Victoria Printing Company, 1893), xvi.
      Enderby

    7. [S33] WIL94, Williams' B.C. Directory Co., comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Williams' B.C. Directory Co., 1894), 192.
      Vernon

    8. [S34] WIL95, (Victoria, B.C.: Williams' B.C. Directory Co., 1895), 187.
      Vernon

    9. [S36] HEN97, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1897).
      Armstrong, Enderby and Vernon: not listed

    10. [S38] HEN98, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1898).
      Armstrong, Enderby and Vernon: not listed

    11. [S40] WIL99, Williams, R.T., comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Province Publishing Co., 1899), 40.
      Armstrong

    12. [S39] HEN99, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1899).
      Armstrong, Enderby, Spallumcheen and Vernon: not listed

    13. [S41] HEN00, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1900), 188.
      Armstrong

    14. [S781] HEN02, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1902), 92.
      Armstrong

    15. [S782] HEN03, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1903), 92.
      Armstrong

    16. [S783] HEN04, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1904), 92.
      Armstrong

    17. [S785] HEN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905), 46.
      Armstrong

    18. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 696.
      Armstrong

    19. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918), 77.
      Armstrong: not listed but Armstrong: "Holliday W mixed farming"

    20. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919), 117.
      Armstrong
      A W. Holliday in Armstrong is also listed with an occupation of mixed farming

    21. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 90.
      Armstrong

    22. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 44.
      Armstrong

    23. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 215.
      Armstrong

    24. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 414.
      Armstrong

    25. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 63.
      Armstrong

    26. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937).
      Armstrong and Victoria: not listed

    27. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      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

    28. [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