Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

McDonald, Mrs. Frances[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

Female 1894? -


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  • Name McDonald, Frances 
    • VARIANT NAME: Switzer, Mrs. Frances.
    Title Mrs. 
    Born 1894?  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Gender Female 
    Marriage 13 May 1915  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Groom: Ormond Alexander McDonald 
    Business Address/Year 1940-1950  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1162 1/2 Granville St.
    Mac's Photo Service
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 1949?  Victoria?, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Groom: Abner Edward Switzer 
    Association Mac's Photo Service (Relationship: Co-proprietor; Proprietor) 
    Association McDonald, Ormond Alexander (Relationship: Spouse) 
    Person ID I2071  Camera Workers | M, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 30 May 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Photo finisher.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: The widow of O.A. McDonald, she carried on operating his business Mac's Photo Service following his death in 1939. She was last listed as the proprietor in the 1950 business directory under her new married name of Mrs. Frances Switzer. She had remarried to Abner Edward Switzer (1880-1965) of Switzer's Music Music. In the 1951 business directory, Mac's Photo Service was owned and operated by John R. Tomblin.

  • Sources 
    1. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 820.
      Vancouver: McDonald Frances wid O A prop Mac's Photo Serv h 1430 E 7

    2. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941), 825.
      Vancouver

    3. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942), 850.
      Vancouver: McDonald Frances wid O A prop Mac's Photo Serv h 3855 W 41

    4. [S777] SUN43, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1943), 883.
      Vancouver

    5. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948).
      Vancouver

    6. [S811] BCVAN49, (Vancouver: B.C. Directories, [1949?]), 356.
      Vancouver: McDonald Frances wid O A prop Mac's Photo Serv r 3855 W 41

    7. [S808] BCVAN50, (Vancouver : B.C. Directories, 1950), 551.
      Vancouver: Switzer Mrs Frances prop Mac's Photo Serv r 2515 W 21

    8. [S1025] BCVAN51, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1951).
      Vancouver: Switzer Abner E (Frances) of Switzer's Music Shop h ? W 22

    9. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1915-09-029521 (microfilm B11371); digital facsimile URL (accessed 4 July 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/26ee3674-2760-4a4d-b484-29a58c9ca3b8

    10. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Abner Edward Switzer
      Registration no. 1965-09-007080 (microfilm B13272); digital facsimile URL (accessed 30 May 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/86e90c7c-8c06-4aca-8c54-b8aee2d8555e