Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

White, John M.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20]

Male 1868 - 1960  (92 years)


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  • Name White, John M. 
    Nickname Jack 
    Born 12 Jan 1868  Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year Jun 1889-1890?  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Cordova St.
    tent
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1890-1891  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    31 Carrall St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1892-1893  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    2 Cordova St. E.
    Graveley-Spinks Block (at Oppenheimer and Carrall)
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1894  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    24 Sixth Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1895  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Cordova St. E.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year Nov 1891-Jun 1897  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    2 Cordova St. E.
    Graveley-Spinks Block (at Oppenheimer and Carrall)
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1897  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    6 Cordova St. E.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1899-1900  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    14 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1898-1900  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    16 Cordova St. W.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Died Apr 1960  Terrace, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cremated Apr 1960  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Association White's Studio (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Larkin, Wellington? (Relationship: Employee) 
    Association Palmer, Emily (Relationship: Assistant) 
    Association Hill, Henry Fyfe (Relationship: Employee) 
    Person ID I420  Camera Workers | W, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2017 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    Cordova St.
    tent
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - Jun 1889-1890? - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    31 Carrall St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1890-1891 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    2 Cordova St. E.
    Graveley-Spinks Block (at Oppenheimer and Carrall)
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1892-1893 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    24 Sixth Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1894 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    Cordova St. E.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1895 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    2 Cordova St. E.
    Graveley-Spinks Block (at Oppenheimer and Carrall)
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - Nov 1891-Jun 1897 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    6 Cordova St. E.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1897 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    14 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1899-1900 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    16 Cordova St. W.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1898-1900 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - Apr 1960 - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    J.M. White's ad, <i>World</i> (Vancouver), 1889 06 01
    J.M. White's ad, World (Vancouver), 1889 06 01
    When White first arrived in Vancouver he operated out of a tent on Cordova Street and sold tintype portraits.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to a summary of his career in 1896, "Mr. White came here from Toronto seven years ago, having been for years with J. Fraser Bryce of that city." White established his tent studio for tintype portraits in Jun 1889, then moved to a building on Carrall St. He relocated to the new Graveley-Spinks Block in Nov 1891 for which Vancouver architect R. MacKay Fripp had designed the upper floor specifically for White's studio. The premises were latter occupied by photographers H.D. MacKay and Alphonse Savard.

      White was primarily a portrait photographer, but did venture outdoors. The 1896 newspaper report also noted that he had recently hired a "young lady artist from the United States, who has been connected with leading studios in that country."

      He was married on 14 Aug 1893 to Mattie Faulkner (d. 30 Jul 1939) in Vancouver. She informed Major J.S. Matthews, City Archivist, in Jun 1939 that her husband had been in the New Westminster Asylum for the Insane for 22 years and that she had operated the studio herself for 15 years.

      The couple had two girls that survived into adulthood, one of whom, Wilma White, was alive in Chicago, IL, at the time of her father's death at an old age home in Terrace. He was first admitted to the Provincial Hospital for the Insane (Essondale) on 26 Sep 1911 with a diagnosis of paranoid behavior. Except for two escapes, one of which had him in California, he spent nearly 50 years being cared for by the provincial mental health and old age systems.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.

    2. [S666] BVIPA archival records.
      Accession 91-4268, box 31, British Columbia, Mental Health Services patient case files, file no. 3058; accession 91-4268, box 41, file no. 3835; accession 93-5683, box 1469, file no. 4111. John (Jack) White spent nearly 50 years under the care of the mental health and old age systems in BC.

    3. [S629] BVAA.
      Add. Mss. 54, file 106

    4. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., Voters Lists, 1898, 1900.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    11. [S35] HOD96, (Vancouver, B.C.: Hodgson and Co., 1896).

    12. [S36] HEN97, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1897).

    13. [S39] HEN99, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1899).

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

    15. [S627] (Vancouver) World, (Vancouver: World), 1, 01 Jun 1889.

    16. [S627] (Vancouver) World, (Vancouver: World), 1, 14 Aug 1893.

    17. [S627] (Vancouver) World, (Vancouver: World), Jun 1896 (Souvenir Edition).

    18. [S691] (Vancouver) Telegram, (Vancouver, B.C.: Telegram Printing and Publishing Co., 1890-94), 2 (ad), 23 Sep 1890.

    19. [S626] (Vancouver) News-Advertiser, (Vancouver: News-Advertiser), 1, 21 Nov 1891.

    20. [S626] (Vancouver) News-Advertiser, (Vancouver: News-Advertiser), 8, 14 Jan 1892.

    21. [S666] BVIPA archival records.
      Removed to Vancouver and cremated; location of cemetery unknown.
      Accession 91-4268, box 31, British Columbia, Mental Health Services patient case files, file no. 3058; accession 91-4268, box 41, file no. 3835; accession 93-5683, box 1469, file no. 4111. John (Jack) White spent nearly 50 years under the care of the mental health and old age systems in BC.