Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Fenton, Faith

Fenton, Faith

Female 1857 - 1936  (79 years)

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  • Name Fenton, Faith 
    • VARIANT NAMES: Freeman, Alice Matilda (real name); Brown, Mrs. John Nelson Elliott.
    Born 1857 
    Gender Female 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1898  Stikine River Trail, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1898-1905   Dawson, Yukon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    departed for Toronto in 1905 
    Died 1936 
    Person ID I537  Camera Workers | F, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2017 

  • Photos
    Faith Fenton portrait.
    Faith Fenton portrait.
    Photographed by J. Fraser Bryce, a Toronto studio photographer. Image courtesy of Library and Archives Canada, no. PA-212241.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Photojournalist.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Faith Fenton, whose real name was Alice Freeman, was a school teacher and journalist who, as a special correspondent of the Toronto Globe, accompanied the Yukon Field Force to Dawson. Settling into Dawson, she married in 1900 William Ogilvie's physician and secretary, Dr. John Brown. They left Dawson in 1905 and moved to Toronto.
    • REFERENCES: Backhouse (1995); Downie (1996); Waddington's auction catalogue, 1997 06 12.
    • COLLECTIONS/FORMATS: personal papers, photos auctioned 12 Jun 1997, Waddington's, Toronto, ON.