Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

McGregor, Benjamin Scott[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, 32, 33, 34, 35]

Male 1885 - 1961  (75 years)


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  • Name McGregor, Benjamin Scott 
    Born 31 Jul 1885  Inveraray, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 36
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 30 Jun 1919  Nelson, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [37
    Bride: Mary Gladys Waldie 
    • He gave his occupation as photographer on their marriage registration record.
    Business Address/Year 1909?-1921  Nelson, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    410 1/2 Baker St.
    Nelson Studio
    Nelson, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1922-1925  Nelson, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    318 1/2 Baker
    Nelson Studio
    Nelson, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1926  Nelson, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    515 Ward
    Nelson Studio
    Nelson, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1927-1930  Nelson, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    519 Ward
    Nelson Studio
    Nelson, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1931  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    2113 West 41st Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1932-1948  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined but likely his home address 
    Died 18 May 1961  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [36
    Buried 20 May 1961  Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [36
    Association Nelson Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association McGregor, James Smith (Relationship: Brother) 
    Person ID I2107  Camera Workers | M, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 

  • Documents
    Nelson Studio ad, <i>W.A. Jeffries' Nelson City Directory 1913</i>, p. 5.
    Nelson Studio ad, W.A. Jeffries' Nelson City Directory 1913, p. 5.
    Nelson Studio ad, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 17 Dec 1921, p. 10.
    Nelson Studio ad, Nelson Daily News, 17 Dec 1921, p. 10.
    The business directories never listed the two men as the McGregor Brothers.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census he immigrated in 1907 and lived with his brother J.S. McGregor who was head of household. Both were listed as photographers. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1917 and gave his occupation as a photographer. He served with the CEF "Forestry Reinforcements" in England and was discharged in Jun 1919.
      After working with his brother J.S. McGregor at the Nelson Studio, he moved to Vancouver where he continued to work as a photographer. They were never listed in the business directories as the McGregor Brothers, but they did advertise in the Nelson Daily News under that name in association with the Nelson Studio.
      His death registration records states that he had been in Canada and BC since around 1907 (54 years) and that he had last practiced as a photographer in 1935. The business directories show he last worked as a photographer in Vancouver in 1948. He listed as retired beginning with the 1949 Vancouver business directory.

  • Sources 
    1. [S722] Census of Canada 1911.
      Province of BC, District no. 9, Enumeration district no. 38 in City of Nelson, p. 6, line 41

    2. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1909, 1916, 1920.
      Nelson

    3. [S730] Personnel Records of the First World War (Web site), (Library and Archives Canada).
      Name: McGregor, Benjamin Scott
      Regimental number: 2368325


      URL (accessed 17 Jun 2021): https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=149166

    4. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 895.
      Nelson: McGregor Benjamin S prop Nelson Studio 410 1/2 Baker

    5. [S1034] JEFNELSON13, (Nelson, BC: W.A. Jeffries and Company, 1913?), 83.
      Nelson: McGregor B Scott propr Nelson Studio r YMCA

    6. [S1033] JEFNELSON14, (Nelson, BC: W.A. Jeffries and Company, 1914?), 84.
      Nelson: McGregor B Scott propr Nelson Studio h 406 Gore

    7. [S1019] JEFNELSON15, (Nelson, BC: W.A. Jeffries and Company, 1915?), 66.
      Nelson: McGregor B Scott (Nelson Studio) r 26 Annable Blk

    8. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918), 310.
      Nelson: McGregor B Scott prop Nelson Studio

    9. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919), 410.
      Nelson: McGregor B Scott prop Nelson Studio

    10. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 410.
      Nelson: McGregor B of Nelson Studio r 318 Observatory

    11. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921), 418.
      Nelson: McGregor B of Nelson Studio r 716 Victoria

    12. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922), 463.
      Nelson: McGregor B of Nelson Studio r 716 Victoria

    13. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 385.
      Nelson: McGregor B of Nelson Studio r 716 Victoria

    14. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 220.
      Nelson: McGregor Benj of Nelson Studio r 716 Victoria

    15. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 227.
      Nelson: McGregor Benj of Nelson Studio r 716 Victoria

    16. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 243.
      Nelson: McGregor Benj of Nelson Studio r 716 Victoria

    17. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 245.
      Nelson: McGregor Benj of Nelson Studio r 716 Victoria

    18. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 423.
      Nelson: McGregor Benj of Nelson Studio r 716 Victoria

    19. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 476.
      Nelson: McGregor Benj of Nelson Studio r 716 Victoria

    20. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 466.
      Nelson: McGregor Benj of Nelson Studio r 716 Victoria

    21. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 1065.
      Vancouver: McGregor Benj photog 2113 W 41 h 5831 Alma
      Nelson: not listed

    22. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 1045.
      Vancouver: McGregor Benj photog h 5831 Alma
      Nelson: not listed

    23. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933), 556.
      Vancouver: McGregor Benj photog h 5831 Alma

    24. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 1274.
      Vancouver: McGregor Benj (Mary G) photog h 5831 Alma

    25. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 1206.
      Vancouver: McGregor Benj (Mary G) photog h 5831 Alma

    26. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 914.
      Vancouver: McGregor Benj (Mary G) photog h 5831 Alma

    27. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 874.
      Vancouver: McGregor Benj (Mary G) photog h 5831 Alma

    28. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938), 1009.
      Vancouver: McGregor Benj (Mary G) photog h 5821 Alma

    29. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939), 819.
      Vancouver: McGregor Benj (Mary G) photog h 5821 Alma

    30. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 827.
      Vancouver: McGregor Benj (Mary G) photog h 5821 Alma

    31. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 855.
      Vancouver: McGregor Benj (Mary G) photog h 5821 Alma

    32. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948).
      Vancouver: McGregor Benj (Mary G) photog h 5821 Alma

    33. [S811] BCVAN49, (Vancouver: B.C. Directories, [1949?]), 362.
      Vancouver: McGregor Benj (Mary G) retired h 5821 Alma

    34. [S808] BCVAN50, (Vancouver : B.C. Directories, 1950), 365.
      Vancouver: McGregor Benj (Mary G) retired h 5821 Alma

    35. [S1025] BCVAN51, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1951).
      Vancouver: McGregor Benj (Mary G) retired h 5821 Alma

    36. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1961-09-006095 (microfilm B13251); digital facsimile URL (accessed 17 Jun 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/3fc7cf68-66f7-4e3b-a965-cb312c4cab13

    37. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1919-09-205387 (microfilm B11390); digital facsimile URL (accessed 18 Jun 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/b49e1ba3-4284-4876-a4b4-4369fae22fd9