Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Stark, William McIntosh[1]

Male 1884 - 1942  (57 years)


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  • Name Stark, William McIntosh 
    Born 2 Nov 1884  Ayr, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Home Address/Year 1890s  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1027 Robson St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 15 Jun 1912  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Bride: Olive Christina Cameron 
    Died 11 Mar 1942  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I64  Camera Workers | S, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Although this Stark would have been eleven at the time, a W.M. Stark is supposed to have photographed the arch erected by the Chinese to honour the visit of Li Hung Chang in Sep 1896. William McIntosh Stark, otherwise known as Billy, was a pioneer aviator and obtained Canada's first pilot's license from the Aero Club of America in 1912. His father, James Stark, ran a dry goods store called Glasgow House in Vancouver in the 1890s.
    • REFERENCES: unnamed obituary notices, 1942 03 12 and 13.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Photos no. ARCHES P. 62 and OUTDOORS P. 223

    2. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Baekken Family Tree, William Mcintosh [sic] Stark
      Gives birthplace as Waterloo, ON, however, BC marriage registration record gives birthplace as Ayr, which in 2017 is within the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.

    3. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      His name: William McIntosh Stark
      Residence when married: Vancouver, BC
      Place of birth: Ayr, Ontario
      Rank or profession: Automobiles
      Registration no. 1912-09-023902 (microfilm reel B11370); digital facsimile URL (accessed 19 Jan 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d69531d4-7f82-4f41-a49c-182ff2260f96

    4. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1942-09-604181