Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Crookall, James[1, 2]

Male 1887 - 1960  (72 years)


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  • Name Crookall, James 
    • VARIANT NAME: Jim Crookall.
    Born 7 Nov 1887  Preston, Lancashire, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1920s?-1950s?  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1910s  Camp Taliaferro, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    World War One air force and motorcycle corps training 
    Died 27 Jul 1960  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I864  Camera Workers | C, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2017 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsWhere Active (Non-Specific Address) - 1920s?-1950s? - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jul 1960 - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to MemoryBC.ca:

      James Crookall was born in Preston, Lancashire, and came to Vancouver as a child. As a young man, he joined the Union Steamship Company of B.C. He served first as a Steward, then as a Clerk and was made Secretary in 1912. During World War I he served for two years with the Royal Flying Corps. After the war he resumed his career with Union Steamships. Crookall became Secretary Comptroller and was appointed Secretary-Treasurer in 1949. He retired in 1958 only a few months before Union Steamships ceased operations in 1959. Throughout his life, James Crookall was an avid amateur photographer and an enthusiastic outdoorsman. He was an active member of the Vancouver Photographic Society and regularly exhibited his photographs in international salons.

      A slightly more expansive biography is available through the City of Vancouver Archives.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      James Crookall fonds (AM640)

    2. [S644] Belshaw (2014), John Belshaw, (Vancouver Confidential, ed. by John Belshaw (Vancouver: Anvil Press, 2014)), 971.13304 VAN.