Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Mercer, Albert F.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1884 - 1956  (71 years)


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  • Name Mercer, Albert F. 
    Born 4 Oct 1884  Hutton Roof, Cumbria, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1920-1932  New Hazelton, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Feb 1956  Terrace, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • His obituary in the Smithers Interior News (16 Feb 1956, p. 3) states he died on 6 Feb 1956 and had lived in Terrace for 20 years. His death registration records states, based on information supplied by a RCMP officer, that he had lived in Terrace for 31 years, which is not correct since newspaper references from the 1920s have him living in New Hazelton.
    Buried 11 Feb 1956  Kitsumgallum Cemetery, Terrace, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I1826  Camera Workers | M, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2021 

  • Documents
    A.F. Mercer news item, <i>Omineca Herald</i>, 10 Jun 1921, p. 1.
    A.F. Mercer news item, Omineca Herald, 10 Jun 1921, p. 1.
    About a hunting trip to Mount Robson.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He worked as a photographer and a miner in New Hazelton in the 1920s and early 1930s. He also operated a trapline. According to his death registration record, he worked as a trapper, prospector and a watchman in the logging industry. He later moved to Terrace, BC, where he spent the rest of his life. [9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919).
      New Hazelton: not listed

    2. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 419.
      New Hazelton: Mercer Albert photog and miner

    3. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 232.
      New Hazelton: Mercer Albt photogr and miner

    4. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 474.
      New Hazelton: Mercer Albt photog and miner

    5. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 420.
      New Hazelton: Mercer Albt photog and miner

    6. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 409.
      New Hazelton: Mercer Albt photog and miner

    7. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 513.
      New Hazelton: Mercer Albt miner

    8. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1956-09-002269 (microfilm B13227); digital facsimile URL (accessed 22 Jan 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/81e7238a-651c-4fcb-b433-052c7ab362e3

    9. [S666] BVIPA archival records.
      GR-1085, Sub-series CM/C2054, File CM/C2054 sh. 92 - Trapline Correspondence, 1936: Albert Mercer