Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Vinson, Valient Vivian[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35]

Male 1877 - 1934  (56 years)


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  • Name Vinson, Valient Vivian 
    • VARIANT NAMES: Vincent, V.V.; Vinson, Vivian V.
    Born 22 Nov 1877  Pauling, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [36
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1905-1909  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    303 Hastings St. W.
    King Photo Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1905-1909  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    303 Hastings St. W.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1910  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    801 Homer St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1912  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Branch studio 
    Address:
    619 Granville St.
    King Photo Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1911-1913  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    807 Homer St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1916  West Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Gordon Ave.
    corner 14th
    West Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1914-1915, 1917-1924  West Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Hollyburn Ave.
    West Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1927  West Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Gordon Ave. north side
    near 14th
    West Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1910-1933  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    311 Hastings St. W.
    King Photo Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1932-1933  West Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1425 Gordon
    West Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Died 25 Mar 1934  West Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [37
    Buried Capilano View Cemetery, West Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [38
    Association Progress Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association King Photo Studio (Relationship: Co-owner) 
    Association Teit, James Alexander (Relationship: Undefined) 
    Association Photographers' Association of the Pacific Northwest (Relationship: Member) 
    Association Vinson, Blanche (Relationship: Spouse) 
    Association Vinson, Bruffet Thomas (Relationship: Father) 
    Association Vinson, Willis Weldon (Relationship: Brother) 
    Association Vinson, Harry Hubert (Relationship: Brother) 
    Association King and Vinson (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I910  Camera Workers | V, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 17 May 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Studio.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: The son of B.T. and Louella Vinson, he was educated in Portland, OR, and came to BC in 1903 to work at photography. He co-owned the King Photo Studio between 1905-1906 and was sole proprietor between 1907-1933. His widow took over operations of the King Photo Studio.

      Around 1911 he photographed Interior Salish Natives with the assistance of J.A. Teit. Vinson also ran the Progress Studio (1916-1917), at an address which was originally a branch studio in 1912 for the King Photo Studio.

      Vinson's first name was given as "Vivian" between 1905-1909 and from 1910-1919 as "Valiant". He was married twice, first in 1899 in Idaho to Harriet (Hattie) May Newland (later Dean), and next to Blanche (Ducheny) Vinson of Portland, OR.

      He was a reeve of West Vancouver in 1920 (BVAA PORTRAITS P. 289 and 689), and Vinson Creek in the municipality is named after him. Identified as "V.V. Vincent" in the Daily News-Advertiser, he was an official representative for BC to the Photographers' Association of the Pacific Northwest conference in Vancouver in 1910 and was elected its president that year.

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1924.
      West Vancouver

    2. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1928, 1933.
      North Vancouver (Vancouver)

    3. [S786] HENVAN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905).

    4. [S787] HENVAN06, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1906).

    5. [S788] HENVAN07, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1907).

    6. [S790] HENVAN08, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1908).

    7. [S791] HENVAN09, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1909).

    8. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).

    9. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911).

    10. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912).

    11. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913).

    12. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914).

    13. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915).

    14. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916).

    15. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917).

    16. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918), 882.
      Vancouver: "Vinson Valiant V reeve West Van h Gordon Av nr 14th St (West Van)"

    17. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918), 715.
      Vancouver: "Vinson V V prop The King Studio 311 Hastings west"

    18. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919), 896.
      Vancouver: "Vinson Valiant V reeve West Van Munic h Gordon (W Van)"

    19. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919), 1028.
      Vancouver: "Vinson V V prop The King Studio 311 Hastings W"

    20. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920), 1002.
      "Vinson V V reeve Munic of West Van h W Van"

    21. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 943.
      Vancouver: "Vinson V V prop The King Studio 311 Hastings W"

    22. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 1104.
      Vancouver: "Vinson Valient V of King Studio h Hollyburn (W Van)"

    23. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921), 998.
      Vancouver: "Vinson V V prop The King Studio 311 Hastings W"

    24. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 1170.
      Vancouver: "Vinson Valient V prop King Studio h Gordon Ave Hollyburn (W Van)"

    25. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922), 1024.
      Vancouver: "Vinson V V prop The King Studio 311 Hastings W"

    26. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 1355.
      Vancouver: "Vinson Valient V prop King Studio h ns Gordon nr 14th W Van"

    27. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 1354.
      Vancouver: "Vinson Valient V prop King Studio h 1425 Gordon W Van"

    28. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933), 836.
      Vancouver: "Vinson Valient V prop King Studio h 1425 Gordon W Van"

    29. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934).
      Vancouver: not listed

    30. [S626] (Vancouver) News-Advertiser, (Vancouver: News-Advertiser), 10, 2 Aug 1910.
      "Photographers of Northwest Gather"

    31. [S626] (Vancouver) News-Advertiser, (Vancouver: News-Advertiser), 7, 5 Aug 1910.
      "Photos for an Official Exhibit"

    32. [S976] British Columbia Magazine, (Vancouver : Man-to-Man Co.), Jun 1911.
      classified: PHOTOGRAPHERS

    33. [S493] Who's Who in Western Canada (1911), C.W. Parker, ed., (Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911).

    34. [S552] Tepper (1987), Leslie H. Tepper, ed., (Ottawa: National Museums of Canada, Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1987).

    35. [S975] Pacific Streamkeepers Federation (Web site).
      Vinson Creek Watershed
      URL (accessed 17 Mar 2017): http://www.pskf.ca/ecology/watershed/westvan/2003/vinson02.html

    36. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Valient Vivian Vinson in William Burrell Heston Jr. and Related Families by Bill Heston

    37. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1934-09-488296 (microfilm B13150)

    38. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      URL (accessed 17 Mar 2017): https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Vinson&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1934&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GSsr=41&GRid=99533229&df=all&