Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Pelletier, E. LeRoy[1, 2, 3]

Male 1868? - 1938


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  • Name Pelletier, E. LeRoy 
    Born 1868? 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1897-1898?  White Pass (Skagway) Trail; Dawson, YT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Sep 1938  Orchard Lake, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I82  Camera Workers | P, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Photojournalist.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his colleague E. Hazard Wells, he was a reporter for the New York Times and in Dawson by early Nov 1897. Tappan Adney implies that he travelled with the "Christy" Party. Adney reproduces two of his photographs taken in Dawson. A portrait of Pelletier appears in Atwood (1930).

      According to one obituary, Pelletier was a superb publicist and achieved his greatest success in that field while employed by the Ford Motor Company. Pelletier was writing a biography of Henry Ford at the time he died aged 70.

      Pelletier was a former president of the Detroit Sourdough Club and a member of the Toronto Sourdough group. He was survived by his wife Gertrude, two sons, a daughter and one brother, Frank Pelletier, of Vancouver, BC.

  • Sources 
    1. [S176] Adney (1900), Adney, Tappan, (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1900).

    2. [S896] (Seattle, WA) Alaska Weekly, 8, 16 Sep 1938.
      Obit.

    3. [S487] Wells (1984), E. Hazard Wells, (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1984).