Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Robertson, Alexander James[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]

Male 1866 - 1952  (~ 86 years)


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  • Name Robertson, Alexander James 
    • VARIANT NAME: Robertson, A.J.; Robertson, Alex J.
    Born Feb 1866  La Tabachiere, Labrador, QC Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 23 Sep 1896  Quebec, QC Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Bride: Jessie E. Stobo 
    Business Address/Year May? 1925-Oct 1925  Prince George, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Third Avenue
    over Fraser River Hardware Company
    Prince George, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year Oct 1925-1932  Prince George, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    George St.
    former Fraser Club
    Prince George, BC
    Canada 
    • In Nov 1931 he opened a new studio in South Fort George but was still listed as being in Prince George in the 1932 business directory.
    Business Address/Year 1934-1940  South Fort George, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Nov 1952  Prince George, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Buried 26 Nov 1952  Prince George Cemetery, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Person ID I1652  Camera Workers | R, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 6 May 2020 

  • Documents
    A.J. Robertson news item, <i>Prince George Citizen</i>, 22 Oct 1925, p. 8.
    A.J. Robertson news item, Prince George Citizen, 22 Oct 1925, p. 8.
    About his relocating his Prince George studio.
    A.J. Robertson's ad, <i>Prince George Citizen</i>, 7 May 1925, p. 4.
    A.J. Robertson's ad, Prince George Citizen, 7 May 1925, p. 4.
    Announcing the opening of his Prince George studio.
    A.J. Robertson's ad, <i>Prince George Citizen</i>, 24 Feb 1927, p. 7.
    A.J. Robertson's ad, Prince George Citizen, 24 Feb 1927, p. 7.
    A.J. Robertson's ad or notice, <i>Prince George Citizen</i>, 5 Nov 1931, p. 8.
    A.J. Robertson's ad or notice, Prince George Citizen, 5 Nov 1931, p. 8.
    About his new studio in South Fort George; this notice or ad appeared directly above another ad for the studio's relocation.
    A.J. Robertson's ad, <i>Prince George Citizen</i>, 5 Nov 1931, p. 8.
    A.J. Robertson's ad, Prince George Citizen, 5 Nov 1931, p. 8.
    About relocating his studio to South Fort George; this ad appeared directly below another ad or notice about the studio's relocation.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to an ad in the Prince George Citizen newspaper he was from Monson, ME. Intriguingly, an A.J. Robertson arrived from Liverpool, Eng., in Halifx, NS, bound for Portland, ME, on 2 Apr 1893. He worked in Prince George from at least May 1925 to the fall of 1931 when he relocated his studio to South Fort George. He was last listed as a photographer in South Fort George in the 1940 business directory and subsequent years show him as retired. [21]

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

    2. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925).
      Prince George: not listed

    3. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 292.
      Prince George: Robertson A J photog

    4. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 297.
      Prince George: Robertson A J photog

    5. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 471.
      Prince George: Robertson A J photog

    6. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 531.
      Prince George: Robertson A J photog

    7. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 522.
      Prince George: Robertson A J photog

    8. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 470.
      Prince George: Robertson A J photographer

    9. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 455.
      Prince George: Robertson A J photographer

    10. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 646.
      South Fort George: Robertson Alex photog

    11. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 749.
      South Fort George: Robertson Alex photog

    12. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 348.
      South Fort George: Robertson Alex J photog

    13. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941), 335.
      South Fort George: Robertson Alex J retired

    14. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942), 340.
      South Fort George: Robertson Alex J retired

    15. [S777] SUN43, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1943), 342.
      South Fort George: Robertson Alex J retired

    16. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944), 317.
      South Fort George: Robertson Alex J retired

    17. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 349.
      South Fort George: Robertson Alex J retired

    18. [S1085] Prince George Citizen, 5, 24 Nov 1952.
      "Old-Timer Died At Home Here Sunday"
      Obituary

    19. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1952-09-011277 (microfilm B13214); digital facsimile URL (accessed 5 May 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/aac4470a-e6af-4f7b-b8c2-417e959185f0

    20. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      Alexander James Robertson
      URL (accessed 5 May 2020): https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LDHB-981

    21. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935