Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Rognon, Orville Jackson[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

Male 1880 - 1958  (78 years)


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  • Name Rognon, Orville Jackson 
    Born 14 Jul 1880  Jeffersonville, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 22 Jun 1906  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Bride: Laura Lee Moore 
    • They both lived in Seattle, WA, when they were married; she was born in Portland, OR. He gave his occupation as a mining engineer.
    Business Address/Year 1910  Seattle, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Business Address/Year Jan 1913  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Business Address/Year 1913-1914  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    615 West Pender St., no. 512-518
    Canadian Photo Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1915  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    344 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1916  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    739 West Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1917  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    739 West Hastings St., no. 5
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1918  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Address:
    553 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1918  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    739 West Hastings St., basement (Winch Building)
    Commercial Photo Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1918  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    553 Granville St. (Central Building)
    Commercial Photo Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year Oct 1923-1933  San Francisco, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Marriage by 1919 Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Bride: Donna M. Duval 
    Died 21 Aug 1958  Placer, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Association Canadian Photo Company (Relationship: Co-proprietor) 
    Association Commercial Photo Company (Relationship: Co-proprietor) 
    Person ID I1638  Camera Workers | R, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: In the 1900 US census he was living in Salt Lake City and working as a "hostler." He worked as both a mining engineer (1906) and a photographer (1910) in Seattle, WA, including with F.H. Nowell prior to moving to Vancouver, BC, in Jan 1913 with his wife Laura Lee Moore and their son Jackson Lee Rognon.
      He worked in Vancouver at the Canadian Photo Company (1913-1914) and also partnered with Leonard Frank as the Commercial Photo Company (1918).
      By 1919 he had moved back to Washington state where he worked in Tacoma as a photographer. He returned to California and was enumerated there in the 1920 US census. His alleged failure to pay support for his first wife's son made the San Francisco newspapers in 1922. In Oct 1923 he was working as a photographer in San Francisco, CA, where he continued to reside and work as a photographer over the next decade. [12, 17, 20]

  • Sources 
    1. [S316] Jones (1976), Gordon Jones, (Sea Chest (June 1976):133-48).

    2. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Family tree; URL (accessed 27 Apr 2020): https://www.ancestrylibrary.ca/family-tree/person/tree/43083516/person/26233808725/

    3. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913), 1245.
      Vancouver: Rognon O J of Can Photo Co h 9 Caroline Ct

    4. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914), 1193.
      Vancouver: Rognon Orville J photogr Can Photo Co h 27, 589 Burrard

    5. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 936.
      Vancouver: Rognon Orville J photogr 344 Granville r 2, 833 Pender W

    6. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916), 874.
      Vancouver

    7. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917), 743.
      Vancouver

    8. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918), 794.
      Vancouver

    9. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918), 695.
      Vancouver: Rognon O J partner Commercial Photo Co Central Bldg 553 Granville

    10. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919).
      Vancouver: not listed

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

    12. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      U.S., Consular Registration Certificates, 1907-1918

    13. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1906-09-052724 (microfilm B11373); digital facsimile URL (accessed 27 Apr 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/802c83cf-7d2a-4a30-8358-d7efc9c1cc2f

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