Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Cornish, John Charles

Cornish, John Charles[1]

Male 1856 - 1935  (78 years)

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  • Name Cornish, John Charles 
    Born 15 Jul 1856  Toronto, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Home Address/Year 1901  New Westminster, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    6th St.
    at Queens Ave.
    New Westminster, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1902-1904  New Westminster, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Columbia St.
    Curtis-Armstrong Block
    New Westminster, BC
    Canada 
    Buried 1935  Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 30 May 1935  White Rock, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Association Welsh and Company (Relationship: Employee; Successor) 
    Person ID I791  Camera Workers | C, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2017 

  • Photos
    Sergeant Major J.C. Cornish, 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, photographed by the Edwards Brothers, 1900
    Sergeant Major J.C. Cornish, 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, photographed by the Edwards Brothers, 1900

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: The New Westminster Columbian newspaper supplement for Dec 1903 published this summary of his career to date:

      J.C. Cornish, photographer, took up that line of work in 1901 and succeeded to the business of H.M. Welsh, but he is more widely known from his military career. He is a native of Toronto, where he was born in 1856, and came to British Columbia in October, 1887, as Master Gunner of ?C? Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery. Three years later he purchased his discharge after eighteen years? service, and finally settled in this city. His services as a military instructor are still valued at the local Armouries, and as physical instructor for the Central Public Schools, he is doubtless giving many youths the ground work for future careers as soldiers.

      An ad in the same issue of the Columbian stated that he graduated from the "Guerin Photographic College, St. Louis, Mo.," and produced plantinotype enlargements up to 24x30 inches, carbon prints, and "gems of art upon ivory, celluloid, opal glass, or metal."
    • REFERENCES: HEN01 (military instructor); HEN02 (photographer); HEN03 (photographer); HEN04 (photographer); Professional and Amateur Photographer, v. 7, no. 2 (February 1902): College Notes, "... J.C. Cornish of Vancouver B.C. ..."; (New Westminster) Columbian, 1903/12/supplement/68 (ad) and 72 (biography with portrait).

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      MS-2631 and Visual Records accession no. 198201-80

    2. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      URL (accessed 11 Jan 2017): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61424018

    3. [S652] BVIPA death registration.
      Registration no. 1935-09-502070 (microfilm reel B13154).