Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Read, William Edmund[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]

Male 1895 - 1994  (98 years)


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  • Name Read, William Edmund 
    Born 14 Feb 1895  London, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [27, 28
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 15 Apr 1924  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Bride: Beatrice Anne Grove 
    Business Address/Year 1921-1925  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    739 West Hastings St., no. 9 (Winch Building)
    W.J. Moore
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1926-1930  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    337 West Hastings Street
    W.J. Moore Photo Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1931-1950  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Continued past 1950 
    Address:
    420 West Hastings St., no. 5
    W.J. Moore Photo Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    • No room number listed in the 1931 business directory. In the 1950 business directory he is working for "W.J. Moore."
    Died 1 Feb 1994  Burnaby, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    Cremated 8 Feb 1994  West Coast Crematorium, Burnaby, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    Association Moore, William John (Relationship: Employee; Clerk; Photographer) 
    Association W.J. Moore Photo Company (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Person ID I1667  Camera Workers | R, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 12 May 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: In the 1911 Canada census he and his parents are living at Mirror Lake within the federal electoral district of Kaslo, BC, where his father is a farmer; they all immigrated from England in 1909; his birth date is given as Feb 1894. The 1921 Canada census also records that he immigrated in 1909 with his parents and was working as a photographer. When he married in Apr 1924 he also gave his occupation as a photographer.
      He began his photographic career working for the Vancouver commercial photographer W.J. Moore who was best known as a panoramic photographer. Read worked for Moore as a photographer and in other capacities until at least 1951.

  • Sources 
    1. [S722] Census of Canada 1911.
      Read William E
      Province of BC, District no. 9, Enumeration district no. 25 in Kaslo Riding, p. 1, line 13

    2. [S917] Census of Canada 1921.
      Province of BC, District no. 23, Enumeration sub-district no. 36 in Vancouver South, p. 5, line 8

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

    4. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918).
      Vancouver: not listed

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

    6. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919), 792.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E emp Martin-Senour r 4486 Beatrice
      Martin-Senour Company Ltd., paint and varnish manufacturers

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

    8. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920), 882.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E emp Martin-Senour r 4486 Beatrice

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

    10. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 972.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E emp Wm J Moore r 4486 Beatrice

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

    12. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 1032.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E photogr W J Moore r 4486 Beatrice

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

    14. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 1110.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E photogr W J Moore r 3482 Knight Rd

    15. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1430.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E clk W J Moore r 3482 Knight

    16. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 1032.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E photo W J Moore r 3482 Knight

    17. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 1098.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E photog W J Moore h 4532 Elgin

    18. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 1183.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E photog W J Moore Photo r 5561 Lancaster

    19. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 1378.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E photog Moore & Co r 975 E 22

    20. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 1261.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E photog W J Moore Photo h 975 E 22

    21. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 1230.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E photog W J Moore Photo h 975 E 22

    22. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933), 703.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E photog W J Moore Photo h 975 E 22

    23. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 1343.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E (Beatrice A) photog W J Moore Photo h 975 E 22

    24. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 958.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E (Beatrice A) photog W J Moore Photo h 975 E 22

    25. [S808] BCVAN50, (Vancouver : B.C. Directories, 1950), 477.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E (Beatrice A) photog W J Moore h 975 E 22

    26. [S1025] BCVAN51, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1951), 477.
      Vancouver: Read Wm E (Beatrice A) photog W J Moore h 975 E 22

    27. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1924-09-274535 (microfilm B13747); digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 May 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/3afe64a4-2452-4ce6-a1b1-fea567b572bd

    28. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1994-09-002652; digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 May 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/e16435f5-207a-42e2-b7df-107ca4d29908