Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Gilbert, John King[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1834 - 1876  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name Gilbert, John King 
    Born ca. 1834 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 187-?-Oct 1876  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    died 25 Oct 1876 
    Address:
    Bastion St.
    next door to Temperance House
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1874-1876  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Skinner St.
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Died 25 Oct 1876  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Davis, William H. (Relationship: Leased studio to (Estate)) 
    Association Nanaimo Photographic Gallery (Relationship: Owner) 
    Person ID I516  Camera Workers | G, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Public records give his occupation as a miner. His probate file, administered by his widow, Mary Jane Gilbert, makes no mention of the photo studio. A week after his death she advertised the studio for rent, calling it "well established" and "fitted up with all the latest improvements. The Gallery is 50x14 feet, with a large room in front suitable for a store or waiting room." The studio was leased by W.H. Davis who took possession in early Jun 1877.
      J.K. Gilbert was a member of the Ancient Order of Forestry, Court Nanaimo Foresters' Home, and the Good Templars Onward Lodge. He left behind his widow and three children upon his death at age 42.

  • Sources 
    1. [S666] BVIPA archival records.
      Will, Textual Records call no. GR-1052, box 18, no. 2616

    2. [S666] BVIPA archival records.
      Probate, Textual Records call no. GR-1304, box 14, no. 286

    3. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1874, 1875, 1876.
      All Nanaimo

    4. [S706] Nanaimo Free Press, 3, 28 Oct 1876.
      Obit. and funeral

    5. [S706] Nanaimo Free Press, 2, 01 Nov 1876.
      Studio for rent ad