Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Ross, Alex J.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male


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  • Name Ross, Alex J. 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) BC  Nov? 1885-Nov 1886 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Calgary, AB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Union Cemetery, Calgary, AB Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I432  Camera Workers | R, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2017 

  • Headstones
    A.J. Ross' gravestone, Union Cemetery, Calgary, AB.
    A.J. Ross' gravestone, Union Cemetery, Calgary, AB.
    Ross took the only known photographs of the Last Spike ceremony for the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway on 7 Nov 1885 at Craigellachie, BC.
    A.J. Ross' gravestone closeup, Union Cemetery, Calgary, AB.
    A.J. Ross' gravestone closeup, Union Cemetery, Calgary, AB.
    Ross took the only known photographs of the Last Spike ceremony for the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway on 7 Nov 1885 at Craigellachie, BC.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Berton says he photographed the driving of the last spike at Craigellachie on 7 Nov 1885. A Vancouver paper reported him leaving Winnipeg in mid-Sep 1886 for a two-month tour along the CPR and into BC. Dempsey contains further biographical information.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] COLLECTION: AEPAA.

    2. [S48] COLLECTION: ACG.

    3. [S197] Berton (1971), Berton, Pierre , (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1971).

    4. [S8] Dempsey (1978), Dempsey, Hugh, (Calgary: Glenbow-Alberta Institute, 1978).

    5. [S673] Vancouver News, 4, 16 Sep 1886.

    6. [S692] Correspondence, David Mattison (Reliability: 3), 29 Jul 2008.
      K. Buckley, University of Calgary Archives, to Mattison. A.J. Ross was buried in Union Cemetery, Calgary.