Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Abbott, Roy Walton L.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1878 - 1944  (65 years)


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  • Name Abbott, Roy Walton L. 
    • VARIANT NAME: Abbot, Ray.
    Born 30 Sep 1878  Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1916-1924  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1929-1930  Powell River, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1928-1934  Westview, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died May 1944  Westview, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Person ID I560  Camera Workers | A, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Born in Ontario, his father, listed as John J. Abbott and a photographer in the 1881 Canada census, lived in Ottawa, ON, that year. By 1891 they had moved to Emerson, MB, where his father (John J.) worked as a photographer according to the 1891 Canada census. According to the 1901 Canada census, at the age of 22 Roy was working as a photographer with his father, listed as James J. and also still a photographer, in Emerson, MB. Roy eventually settled on the west coast and worked in Vancouver and Powell River as a photogapher in the late 1910s to at least the mid-1930s.

  • Sources 
    1. [S721] Census of Canada 1881.
      Province of Ontario, District no. 105 City of Ottawa, Sub-district A Wellington Ward, Division no. 1, p. 94, line 13

    2. [S720] Census of Canada 1891.
      Province of Manitoba, District no. 8 Provencher, Sub-district C? Emerson, p. 21, line 13

    3. [S647] Census of Canada 1901.
      Province of Manitoba, District no. 10 Provencher, Sub-district B, Polling sub-division no. 2 in Emerson Town, p. 12, line 18

    4. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1916, 1920, 1924.
      Vancouver

    5. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1928, 1933.
      Westview

    6. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 522.
      Powell River: "Abbot Ray photog r Westview"

    7. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 512.
      Powell River: "Abbot Roy W photog r Westview"

    8. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Death Registration no. 1944-09-646256 (microfilm reel B13183)

    9. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1916.
      Vancouver

    10. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1920.
      Vancouver

    11. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1924.
      Vancouver

    12. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1928.
      Westview

    13. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1933.
      Westview