Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Best, Geoffry Charles[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15]

Male 1876 -

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  • Name Best, Geoffry Charles 
    • VARIANT NAMES: Best, G. Charles; Best, Geoffrey Charles; Best, Godfrey Charles.
    Birth 12 Feb 1876  London, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year Apr 1910  Chicago, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year Aug 1918  Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1920-1924  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address not determined 
    Person ID I1589  Camera Workers | B, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Aug 1918. At the time he was living and working in Minneapolis, MN, as a photographer for C.J. Hibbard. While he was declared medically fit for service, he was ultimately discharged as unfit for service because he was too short and suffered from varicose veins. He briefly served with the Canadian Engineers with a rank of Sapper. He returned to Minneapolis and registered for the USA military draft in Sep 1918.
      According to the Jan 1920 USA census he had immigrated in 1909 and was living and working in Minneapolis in Jan 1920 as a photographer. A year after his immigration he was working as a photographer in Chicago, IL.
      He worked in Victoria as a photographer in the mid-1920s.

  • Sources 
    1. [S730] Personnel Records of the First World War (Web site), (Library and Archives Canada).
      Best, Geoffry C (Regimental no. 2014223)
      URL (accessed 4 Apr 2020):

    2. [S667] Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (Web site).
      "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", URL (accessed 5 Apr 2020):

    3. [S863] United States Census, 1910.
      State of Illinois, Cook County, Enumeration district no. 1524, Sheet no. 17A, Chicago City (part of), Ward 35, line 12

    4. [S957] United States Census, 1920.
      State of Minnesota, Hennepin County, Enumeration district no. 98, Sheet no. 17B, Minneapolis City, line 83

    5. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), 1920, 1924, Ref. NW 324.1 B862.

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

    7. [S805] HENVIC20, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1920).
      Victoria: not listed

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

    9. [S806] HENVIC21, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1921), 226.
      Victoria: Best Godfrey photogr r 1120 Blanshard

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

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

    12. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1671.
      Victoria: Best Geoffrey C photog r 1120 Blanshard

    13. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924).
      Victoria: not listed

    14. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925).
      Victoria: not listed

    15. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926).
      Victoria: not listed