Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Milross, William Thomas

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  • Name Milross, William Thomas 
    • VARIANT NAMES: Millross, W.T.; Melrose's Gallery.
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 24 May-13 Jun 1886  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He opened his photo studio, Milross and Wren, on 24 May 1886 and was burned out in the 13 Jun 1886 fire. 
    Address:
    Cordova St.
    next door to McKendry's Boot Store
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1890  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Association Milross and Wren (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I448  Camera Workers | M, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2022 

  • Documents
    Milross & Wren's ad, <i>Vancouver Weekly Herald & North Pacific News</i>, 1886 05 21.
    Milross & Wren's ad, Vancouver Weekly Herald & North Pacific News, 1886 05 21.
    This was the first ad by a resident Vancouver photographer.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A partner in Milross and Wren, he became a painter. He left for Ontario in 1891 and was described upon his departure as "one of the first to take up residence in Vancouver." He was still on the Vancouver City Electoral District Voters List as late as 7 Aug 1893. [1]
    • REFERENCES: Vancouver Weekly Herald & North Pacific News, 1886 05 21/2 and 3 1886 06 18/2; Vancouver News, 1886 06 05/2 (ad: "Melrose's [sic] Gallery"), 1886 06 10/2 (ad: "Milross's Gallery"); (New Westminster) Columbian, 1886 06 19/3; (Vancouver) World, 1891 01 26/1; WIL88; HEN89; Vancouver Voters List, 1886 (n.l.); Voters List, 1890; Voters List, 1893 (Vancouver City Electoral District).

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862. (Reliability: 3), 7 Aug 1893.
      Milross, Wm. Thos Formerly Granville Photographer
      Vancouver City Electoral District: 1893, p. 308.