Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Blackett, Cuthbert[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

Male 1837 - 1925  (88 years)


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  • Name Blackett, Cuthbert 
    • VARIANT NAME: Blackett, Bert or Burt.
    Born 15 Feb 1837  Stockton-on-Tees, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Gender Male 
    Home Address/Year 1891  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Westminster Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1892  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    211 Westminster Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1892-1893  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    302 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1893  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    302 Oppenheimer St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1895  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    83 Superior St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1899  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    48 Birdcage Walk
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Died 2 May 1925  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 11
    Buried 5 May 1925  Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Association Trueman and Caple (Relationship: Employee) 
    Person ID I392  Camera Workers | B, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary he came to Canada in 1887 and moved to Victoria in 1889 after two years in Winnipeg. He moved to Vancouver and was listed as a clerk at Trueman and Caple in 1891, then served as their photographer during the next two years. He moved back to Victoria and worked as a labourer, then went back to photography in 1895. After leaving photography he went to the Omineca district to mine gold on Germansen Creek (1896) and also prospected in the Yukon where his wife met up with him in Skagway, AK, in Dec 1897.

      His daughter, Lillian Stainsby Blackett, married William E. Ditchburn, a lacrosse player, on 27 Oct 1897. His wife, Mrs. Christiana Blackett, who was also born in Stockton-on-Tees on 24 Dec 1839, passed away at the age of 80 in Victoria on 30 Sep 1919. She was survived by her husband, son Robert (Bert) and daughter Lillian.

  • Sources 
    1. [S28] HEN91, (Vancouver, B.C.: Henderson Directory Co., 1891).

    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. [S674] (Victoria) Times, 7 May 1925.
      Obit.

    7. [S628] (Victoria) Colonist, (Victoria: Colonist) (Reliability: 0), 1 Oct 1919.
      Mrs. Blackett's death as noted in the Victoria Newspapers, 1858-1921 (index on the Victoria's Victoria Web site).

    8. [S628] (Victoria) Colonist, (Victoria: Colonist), 6, 30 Dec 1897.
      Wife joins him in Skagway, Alaska, from Victoria Newspapers, 1858-1921 on Victoria's Victoria Web site.

    9. [S628] (Victoria) Colonist, (Victoria: Colonist), 5, 3 May 1925.
      "Was Long Resident of This District"
      Obit.

    10. [S628] (Victoria) Colonist, (Victoria: Colonist), 8, 16 Nov 1899.
      "A letter received at Victoria, BC, by Mr Cuthbert Blackett, 48 Birdcage Walk, from his brother Joseph, who is in Beaconsfield, South Africa, gives some interesting news." from Victoria Newspapers, 1858-1921 (index on Victoria's Victoria Web site)

    11. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1925-09-346032 (microfilm reel B13126)