Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Eason, Arthur Ephriam[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1856 - 1923  (67 years)


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  • Name Eason, Arthur Ephriam 
    Born 3 Jan 1856  Marylebone, Westminster, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • A family tree on Ancestry.ca indicates he was born 3 Jan 1857 but no source is provided.
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 187--189-  London, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Various addresses 
    Marriage 2 Dec 1882  Shanghai, China Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    at Trinity Cathedral; bride: Minnie Southall 
    Business Address/Year 1917  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    825 Broughton St.
    Taylor's Photo Studio
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1918  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Undetermined; listed as a photographer 
    Home Address/Year 1917-1918  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1209 Pandora Ave.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1920-1921  Chilliwack, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address based on 1921 census 
    Address:
    Hodgins Ave.
    Chilliwack, BC
    Canada 
    Died 24 Jan 1923  New Westminster, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I915  Camera Workers | E, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur?
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to FindAGrave.com, he was a "Street photographer in Victorian London and missionary to China with the China Inland Mission." He and his bride, Minnie Southall, also with the China Inland Mission, were married in Shanghai, China, in 1882. His father, John Eason, also briefly worked as a photographer in the year or two after his son's birth. PhotoLondon.org.uk contains a summary of his career up to the point he disappeared from England. The 1921 Canada census indicates he immigrated in 1914 and worked as a photographer on his own. In 1917 he was living in Victoria and working as a clerk for Taylor's Photo Studio. In 1918 he was listed in the Victoria city directory as a photographer, but only his home address was given.

  • Sources 
    1. [S803] HENVIC17, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1917), 337.
      "Eason Arthur E clk Taylor's Photo Studio h 1209 Pandora"

    2. [S804] HENVIC18, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1918), 235.
      "Eason Arthur E photogr h 1209 Pandora"

    3. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918).
      Not listed in Victoria section

    4. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1920.
      Chilliwack

    5. [S917] Census of Canada 1921.
      Province of BC, District no. 16 Fraser Valley, Enumeration sub-district no. 13 in City of Chilliwack, p. 7, line 1

    6. [S111] photoLondon: gateway to London's public photographic collections (Web site), Webb, David et al, (London, Eng.: photoLondon).
      Eason, Arthur Ephraim; URL (accessed 21 Mar 2017): http://www.photolondon.org.uk/pages/details.asp?pid=2003

    7. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      URL (accessed 21 Mar 2017): https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101485920&ref=acom

    8. [S978] Chinese Recorder and Missionary News, 465, Dec 188-?.

    9. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1923-09-319493 (microfilm reel B13123)