Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Lane, Mrs. Maud[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23]

Female 1883? - 1938

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  • Name Lane, Maud 
    • VARIANT NAME: Abbott, Maud; Lane, Maude; Lane, Mrs. Maude.
    Title Mrs. 
    Born 1883?  Chatham, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Gender Female 
    Business Address/Year 1921-1938  Powell River, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 26 Oct 1938  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 25
    Association Stevenson, Oswell James (Relationship: Successor) 
    Association LeMay, Joseph Maurice Come Rudolphe (Relationship: Predecessor) 
    Person ID I1643  Camera Workers | L, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 9 May 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: The Powell River Historical Museum and Archives provided this biography:

      Maud Lane (nee Abbott) was born in Ontario and spent her childhood in Emerson, Manitoba. Her father, James John Abbott (1839-1914) was a photographer. They moved to Taber, Alberta and the family started a photography business there.

      Coming to B.C. she and her father lived in Vancouver and in 1910, she married Reginald Lane (1879?1915). They moved to Powell River when he secured a position as postmaster in May 1913. He resigned this position in January 1914 and went to work in the pulp and paper mill. They had one child, Lorna. B.

      Maud purchased Rod LeMay's photographic studio in 1923 and continued the work of documenting the growth of the pulp and paper mill and the town that grew up around it.

      Lane recorded the unprecedented growth of the Powell River Company's development of the dam at Lois Lake. She developed a distinct three and four numeric numbering system and she often used a 'date board' that has been invaluable for historic purposes.

      Lane's brother, Roy Abbott (1884-1944) appears to have assisted her in her studio.

      She sold her photographic studio to Oswell Stevenson (1890?1955) very shortly before her death in 1938.

      According to her obituary, she arrived in Powell River in 1912 with her husband who passed away in 1915. She was enumerated as a photographer in the 1921 Canada census. She worked as a photographer in Powell River, BC, for more than a decade.
      In the 1921 Canada census her first name was spelled Maude, however, most of the business directory entries as does her death registration record spell it Maud. [1]

  • Sources 
      LeMay/Lane Photos; URL (accessed 1 May 2020):

    2. [S917] Census of Canada 1921.
      Province of BC, District no. 15, Enumeration sub-district no 21 in Powell River, p. 17, line 2

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

    4. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918).
      Powell River: not listed

    5. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920).
      Powell River: not listed

    6. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921).
      Powell River: not listed

    7. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922).
      Powell River: not listed

    8. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923).
      Powell River: not listed

    9. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924).
      Powell River: not listed

    10. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 267.
      Powell River: Lane Mrs Maude photog r Lutzville

    11. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 285.
      Vancouver: Lane Maud photog r Cranberry

    12. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 289.
      Powell River: Lane Maud photog r Lutzville

    13. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 465.
      Powell River: Lane Mrs Maud photog r Lutzville

    14. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 525.
      Powell River: Lane Mrs Maud photog r Brooklon Blk

    15. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 515.
      Powell River: Lane Mrs Maud photog r Westview

    16. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 461.
      Powell River: Lane Mrs Maud photog r Westview

    17. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 448.
      Powell River: Lane Mrs Maud photog r Westview

    18. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 561.
      Powell River: Lane Mrs Maud photog

    19. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 682.
      Powell River: Lane Mrs Maud photog

    20. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 355.
      Powell River: Lane Mrs Maud photog

    21. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 297.
      Powell River: Lane Mrs Maud photog

    22. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938), 465.
      Powell River: Lane Mrs Maud photog

    23. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939).
      Powell River: not listed

    24. [S651] (Vancouver) Sun (Newspaper), 4, 28 Oct 1938.
      "Mrs. Maud Lane"

    25. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1938-09-548310 (microfilm B13163)