Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Worgan, Alfred Dashwood[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12]

Male 1851? - 1935


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  • Name Worgan, Alfred Dashwood 
    Born 1851?  India Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1891-1898  Vernon, BC; Greenwood, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 Dec 1935  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Person ID I29  Camera Workers | W, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2017 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Dec 1935 - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    A.D. Worgan's ad, <i>Midway Advance</i>, 1894 04 26.
    A.D. Worgan's ad, Midway Advance, 1894 04 26.
    C.W. Holliday had an ad on the same page for his studio in Vernon.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He was living in Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands, according to the 1861 England and Wales census. Worgan, who attended the Royal Military College in England, purchased a commission as an ensign in the 61st Foot; a month later it was reported that he had transferred to the 59th Foot. A newspaper notice suggests he was still serving in Jul 1872.

      He was in Vernon by 1891 or earlier and advertised in the first issue of the paper (14 May 1891). He was married and his house and studio shed burned down in Apr 1896. He moved to Greenwood the following year.

      He is listed in the 1891 census for the Okanagan Valley. He is 40 years old, married (his wife's name is Amy E.), his birthplace was India, and his religion is Anglican. A 13 year old "lodger" named Annie Clark lived with the couple. The death registration index at the BC Archives Web site lists his age as 86. [15, 16]

  • Sources 
    1. [S720] Census of Canada 1891.
      Yale District

    2. [S30] WIL92, (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1892).

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

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

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

    6. [S37] WIL97, (Victoria, B.C.: Williams' B.C. Directory Co., 1897).

    7. [S38] HEN98, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1898).

    8. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1894.
      East riding, Yale District

    9. [S692] Correspondence, David Mattison.
      Letter, Vernon Museum & Archives to Mattison, 1981 11 06

    10. [S918] England and Wales Census, 1861.
      Name: Alfred Dashwood Worgan
      Event Place: Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands
      Age: 10

    11. [S919] Genes Reunited (Web site), 20 Jul 1872.
      "...Alfred Dashwood Worgan...."
      Naval & Military Gazette and Weekly Chronicle of the United Service, London, England

    12. [S920] Findmypast.com (Web site), 1871.
      "A D Worgan"
      Event: 1871
      Record set: British Army, Worldwide Index 1871

    13. [S917] Census of Canada 1921, 29-30.
      Province of BC, District no. 25 Yale, Enumeration sub-district 32 in Coalmont Tulameen (Princeton Copper Mt.), line 50

    14. [S652] BVIPA death registration.
      Registration no. 1935-09-508258 (microfilm reel B13155)

    15. [S921] (London, Eng.) Morning Post, 6, 7 May 1870.

    16. [S921] (London, Eng.) Morning Post, 7, 23 Jun 1870.