Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Webster, Ira James[1]

Male 1874 - 1942  (68 years)


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  • Name Webster, Ira James 
    Born 1873 or 1874  MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • His U.S. World War One draft registration card gives his birth date (age 44) as 5 Apr 1874.
      His grave marker gives his birth year date as 1873.
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1899-1930s?  Seattle, WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Bride: Olive Leona McDaniel Webster [1879-1966] 
    Died 18 Nov 1942  Seattle, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Buried Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home, King County, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Association Webster and Stevens (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I784  Camera Workers | W, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the University of Washington Libraries, he was from Michigan and arrived in Seattle in 1899 where he worked for one or more photographers.

      In 1903 he and Nelson Stevens entered into partnership as Webster and Stevens. In addition to being prolific photograpers of the Seattle region, they also acquired and published the work of other photographers such as E.A. Hegg who had documented the Klondike Gold Rush.

  • Sources 
    1. [S819] Seattle Times, 9 Jun 1991.
      "Working Image -- The Real Value Of The Webster & Stevens Collection Is That It Makes An Invaluable Record Of The Way We Once Lived" by Don Duncan
      URL (accessed 10 Jan 2017): http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19910609&slug=1288033

    2. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      URL (accessed 11 Jan 2017): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=96033120

    3. [S912] United States Census, 1930.

    4. [S914] United States World War I Draft Registration Cards (Web site) (Reliability: 3).
      Transcript and image URL (accessed 11 Jan 2017): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:29J4-921

    5. [S913] Washington Death Certificates (Web stie) (Reliability: 3).
      Transcript URL (accessed 11 Jan 2017): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3TM-72T

    6. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site) (Reliability: 3).
      URL (accessed 11 Jan 2017): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=96033120