Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Fort, Robert Hamilton[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, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46]

Male 1895 - 1974  (79 years)


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  • Name Fort, Robert Hamilton 
    • VARIANT NAME: Fort, R.H.
    Born 30 Jan 1895  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [47
    Christened 26 May 1895  St. Saviour's Church, Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [48
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1929-1933?  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    739 Yates St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage Dec 1917  Folkestone, Kent, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Bride: Lorna Hannay 
    Business Address/Year 1921  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1304 Broad St., no. 107 (Moody Block)
    Wheeler and Fort
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1923-1928  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1230 Government St.
    Wheeler-Fort Studio
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1928  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Home Address/Year 1924-1933  Esquimalt, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1934-1944  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    602 Fort St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1941-1947  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    602 Fort St.
    Robert Fort Children's Studio
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1948  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    780 Fort St.
    Fort-Cowx-MacPhail
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1949-1950  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Continued past 1950. 
    Address:
    780 Fort St.
    Fort-Macphail
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Died 28 Jun 1974  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [49
    Cremated 3 Jul 1974  Royal Oak Crematorium, Saanich, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [49
    Association Conacher, Isabel Ann (Relationship: Finisher; Printer; Manager) 
    Association Fort-Macphail (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Napier-Henry, Hubert John (Relationship: Finisher) 
    Association Fort-Cowx-Macphail (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Joncas, Paul Wilfred (Relationship: Manager) 
    Association Robert Fort Children's Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Wheeler and Fort (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Wheeler-Fort Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Robert H. Fort (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Person ID I1118  Camera Workers | F, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: R.H. Fort worked as a draftsman and "student" with the Victoria architect Samuel Maclure before enlisting in Nov 1914 in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He served in France and was eventually promoted to the rank of Captain, a title which appears in one of his business directory listings following World War One. He returned to Canada in 1919.
      While he operated as a solo studio photographer, also held various partnerships over his career, based entirely in Victoria, as Wheeler and Fort, Wheeler-Fort Studio, Fort-Cowx-Macphail, Fort-Macphail and the Robert Fort Children's Studio. The last was listed only in the classified business directory section under Photographers between 1941 and 1947.

  • Sources 
    1. [S139] COLLECTION: BVICA.
      Robert H. Fort fonds (PR-0066)
      URL (accessed 27 Mar 2021): https://archives.victoria.ca/robert-h-fort-fonds
      Includes digitized colour photographs of his home and garden at 417 Constance Ave.

    2. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Robert Hamilton Fort [family tree]
      URL (accessed 27 Mar 2021): https://www.ancestrylibrary.ca/family-tree/person/tree/159824466/person/302091611368/facts

    3. [S730] Personnel Records of the First World War (Web site), (Library and Archives Canada).
      Fort, Robert Hamilton
      URL (accessed 24 Mar 2021): https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=392863

    4. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1924, 1933.
      Esquimalt

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

    6. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Victoria: not listed

    7. [S796] HENVIC12, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 362.
      Victoria: Fort Robt lvs 422 Sea Terrace

    8. [S798] HENVIC13, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1913).
      Victoria: not listed

    9. [S801] TREVIC14, (Victoria: Tregillus-Thompson Ltd., 1914), 515.
      Victoria: Fort Robert H draftsman Samuel Maclure r 422 Sea Terrace (V W)

    10. [S745] HENVIC14, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1914), 409.
      Victoria: Fort Robt studt S Maclure

    11. [S802] HENVIC15, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1915).
      Victoria: not listed

    12. [S803] HENVIC17, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1917).
      Victoria: not listed

    13. [S804] HENVIC18, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1918).
      Victoria: not listed

    14. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919).
      Victoria: not listed

    15. [S805] HENVIC20, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1920), 293.
      Victoria: Fort R H h 642 Simcoe

    16. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920).
      Victoria: not listed

    17. [S806] HENVIC21, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1921), 317.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H of Wheeler-Fort Studio r 451 Constance

    18. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921).
      Victoria: not listed

    19. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922).
      Victoria: not listed

    20. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1710.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H of Wheeler-Fort Studio 451 Constance av

    21. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 1264.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H of Wheeler-Fort Studio h 451 Constance av

    22. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 1349.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H of Wheeler-Fort Studio h 451 Constance

    23. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 1464.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H prop Wheeler-Fort Studio h 451 Constance

    24. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 1520.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H prop Wheeler-Fort Studio h 701 Craigflower

    25. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 1674.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H prop Wheeler-Fort Studio h 701 Craigflower

    26. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 1745.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H photog 739 Yates h 400 Constance

    27. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 1785.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H photog 739 Yates h 396 Constance

    28. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 1780.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H photog 739 Yates h 400 Constance

    29. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 1765.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H photog 739 Yates h 417 Constance

    30. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 2133.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H photog 602 Fort h 417 Constance

    31. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 1820.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Norma) photog 602 Fort h 417 Constance

    32. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 1608.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Norma) photog 602 Fort h 417 Constance

    33. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 1520.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Norma) photog 602 Fort h 417 Constance

    34. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938), 1572.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Norma) photog 602 Fort h 417 Constance

    35. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939), 1553.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Lorma) photog 602 Fort h 417 Constance

    36. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 1772.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Lorma) photog 602 Fort h 417 Constance

    37. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941), 1774.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Lorma) photog 602 Fort h 417 Constance

    38. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942), 1776.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Lorna) photog 602 Fort h 417 Constance

    39. [S777] SUN43, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1943), 1928.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Lorna) photog 602 Fort h 417 Constance

    40. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944), 1920.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Lorna) photog 602 Fort h 417 Constance

    41. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 1923.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Lorna) h 417 Constance

    42. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946), 2055.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Lorna) photog 602 Fort h 417 Constance

    43. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947), 2043.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Lorna) photog 602 Fort h 417 Constance

    44. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948), 1438.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Lorna) of Fort-Cowx-MacPhail) h 417 Constance

    45. [S991] SUNVIC49, (Vancouver, BC: Sun Directories, 1949), 160.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Lorna) of Fort-Macphail h 417 Constance

    46. [S992] BCVIC50, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1950), 225.
      Victoria: Fort Robt H (Lorna) of Fort-Macphail h 417 Constance

    47. [S725] BVIPA birth registration.
      Registration no. 1895-09-008203 (microfilm B13811)

    48. [S726] BVIPA baptism index.
      Microfilm B16241

    49. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1974-09-010153 (microfilm B13334); digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 Aug 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/327f836c-9326-4620-b5a3-324e70001bd0