Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Baxter, John Henry[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, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31]

Male 1896 - 1979  (82 years)


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  • Name Baxter, John Henry 
    Born 26 Sep 1896  Leigh, Lancashire, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    • His death registration records gives a birth date of 26 Dec 1896.
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1918  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Dominion Photo Studio
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year Dec 1919-Oct 1921  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    116 Commercial St.
    Baxter and Bradford
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 7 Aug 1925  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Bride: Gwendolyne Mary Verona Thomas 
    Business Address/Year Oct 1921-1925  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    6A Commercial St.
    McDonald and Baxter
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1926  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    134 Commercial St.
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1927  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Business Address/Year 1928-1930  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Listed at this address in 1928-1929 only as Campbell Studio 
    Address:
    1206 Douglas St., no. 101
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1931  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    609 Yates St.
    Shaw's Studio
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1934-1937  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Business Address/Year 1941-1942  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    6A Commercial St.
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1943-1945  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    5 1/2 Commercial St.
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1946  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    5 Commercial St.
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1947-1950  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Continued past 1950 
    Address:
    85 Front St.
    Baxter's Studios
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Died 25 Jan 1979  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    Cremated 30 Jan 1979  Island Crematoriums, Cedar, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    Association Baxter and Bradford (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association McDonald and Baxter (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Shaw's Studio (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Dominion Photo Studio (Nanaimo) (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Baxter's Studios (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Baxter, Walter Thomas (Relationship: Son) 
    Association Campbell Studio (Victoria, BC) (Relationship: Photographer; Manager) 
    Person ID I2068  Camera Workers | B, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Prior to enlisting in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Jun 1918 he was a carpenter. His military service was short-lived as he was discharged as medically unfit in Aug 1918, never having left BC. He returned to Nanaimo and operated the Dominion Photo Studio in 1918. He was in partnership as Baxter and Bradford (Dec 1919-Oct 1921), then as McDonald and Baxter (Oct 1921-1925), following which he operated under his own name (1926-1927).
      Relocating to Victoria, he worked for Campbell Studio from 1928-1930, then as a photographer for Shaw's Studio in 1931.
      Moving back to Nanaimo he was there by 1934 as a photographer, worked as an insurance agent in Ladysmith from 1938-1940, then returned to Nanaimo as a photographer from 1941-1950. From 1947-1950 his firm name was Baxter's Studios.

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1920, 1928.
      Nanaimo

    2. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918), 300.
      Nanaimo: "Dominion Photo Studio J H Baxter prop commercial photographers"
      Nanaimo: Not listed under B

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

    4. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 366.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H of Baxter & Bradford r 58 Pine

    5. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921), 366.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H of Baxter & Bradford r 58 Pine

    6. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922), 409.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H of McDonald & Baxter r 58 Pine

    7. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 335.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H of McDonald & Baxter r 58 Pine

    8. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 189.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H of McDonald & Baxter r 58 Pine

    9. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 209.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H photog 134 Coml r 413 Kennedy

    10. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 209.
      Nanaimo: Baxter Jack photog h 294 Elizabeth

    11. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 1635.
      Victoria: Baxter John M [sic] mgr Campbell Studio h 153 Olive

    12. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 1705.
      Victoria: Baxter John H of Campbell Studio r 1430 Elford

    13. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 1743.
      Victoria: Baxter John H photog 101, 1206 Douglas r 1420 Elford

    14. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 1737.
      Victoria: Baxter John H photog Shaws Studio h 1420 Elford

    15. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932).
      Nanaimo and Victoria: not listed

    16. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 468.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H (Gwendolyn C) photog h 69 Strickland

    17. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 606.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H (Gwendolyn C) photog h 564 Campbell

    18. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 275.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H (Gwendolyn C) photog [h] 564 Campbell

    19. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 222.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H (Gwendolyn C) photog [h] 564 Campbell

    20. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938), 195.
      Ladysmith: Baxter John H agt Metro Life

    21. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 171.
      Ladysmith: Baxter John H agt Metro Life

    22. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941), 191.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H photog 6a Coml r Ladysmith BC

    23. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942), 192.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H photog 6A Coml r Ladysmith BC

    24. [S777] SUN43, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1943), 192.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H photog 5 1/2 Coml r Chase River

    25. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944), 182.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H photog 5 1/2 Coml h RR2 Chase River

    26. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 197.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H photog 5 1/2 Coml h RR2 Chase River

    27. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946), 221.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H photog 5 Coml r same

    28. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947), 153.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H (Gwendolyn) prop Baxter's Studios r 36 Haliburton

    29. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948), 172.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John H prop Baxter's Studios r 37 Haliburton

    30. [S992] BCVIC50, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1950), 203.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John A [sic] prop Baxter's Studio r 37b Haliburton

    31. [S1003] BCVIC51, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1951), 865.
      Nanaimo: Baxter John A [sic] prop Baxter's Studio r 37b Haliburton

    32. [S730] Personnel Records of the First World War (Web site), (Library and Archives Canada).
      Baxter, John Henry; Regimental Number: 2139933
      URL (accessed 29 May 2021): https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=29795

    33. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1925-09-293242 (microfilm B13750); digital facsimile URL (accessed 29 May 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/dcba07dc-ecdd-4eb8-bba9-aa00ebbbc96f

    34. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1979-09-002480 (microfilm B13592); digital facsimile URL (accessed 29 May 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ac9317f3-21f2-401f-b0ff-647fd1fe8d70