Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Benson, O.B.[1, 2]

Male 1849? -


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  • Name Benson, O.B. 
    • VARIANT NAME: Benson, Bennett.
    Born 1849? 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1891  Yale Census District, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name: Bennett Benson, single, parents born in Norway, religion Lutheran. Source: Nominal Census Data for the Southern Interior of BC, Living Landscapes, URL: http://www.livinglandscapes.bc.ca/thomp-ok/census/index.html 
    Age: 42 
    Address:
    Yale Census District
    Kootenay Sub-district, F2
    BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) May 1891  Nelson, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Nelson, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year Aug 1891  Revelstoke, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Main St.
    Revelstoke, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) Jun 1891?  Ainsworth, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Ainsworth, BC
    Canada 
    Association Elite Photograph Gallery (Nelson) (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Person ID I377  Camera Workers | B, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2017 

  • Documents
    O.B. Benson's ad, <i>Kootenay Star</i>, 1 Aug 1891.
    O.B. Benson's ad, Kootenay Star, 1 Aug 1891.
    In which he remarks upon his his visit to Revelstoke.
    O.B. Benson's ad, Nelson <i>Miner</i>, 23 May 1891, p. 8.
    O.B. Benson's ad, Nelson Miner, 23 May 1891, p. 8.
    In which he gives notice of his moving from Nelson to Ainsworth.

    Albums  Revelstoke photographers and studios (1)
    Documents, photographs and ads associated with Revelstoke photographers and studios.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial (itinerant).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Newspaper references placed him in Nelson (May 1891) Ainsworth (possibly in Jun 1891) and Revelstoke (Aug 1891). He was recorded in the 1891 Canadian census as Bennett Benson, age 42, and single; his parents were born in Norway and his religion was Lutheran.

  • Sources 
    1. [S668] (Nelson) Miner, 8, 23 May 1891.

    2. [S669] (Revelstoke) Kootenay Star, 4, 01 Aug 1891.