Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Carpenter, William Jefferson[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

Male 1861 - 1925  (63 years)


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  • Name Carpenter, William Jefferson  [12
    • VARIANT NAME: Carpenter, J. William.
    Born 6 Aug 1861  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1890  Telluride, CO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    CO
    USA 
    • Mautz (1997) lists him as active in Silverton, CO, in 1889.
    Business Address/Year 1899  Greenwood, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1897-1903  Rossland, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sometimes shown as W. and sometimes as E. Columbia Ave. 
    Address:
    26 1/2 Columbia Ave.
    Rossland, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1900-1903  Rossland, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    St. Paul N.
    Rossland, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1905-1909  Spokane, WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Spokane, WA
    USA 
    Business Address/Year 1909-1913  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Operated as the Carpenter Studio, 1911-1913 
    Address:
    303 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1910-1913  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    303 Hastings W. St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Died 17 Apr 1925  Port Angeles, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Buried Ocean View Cemetery, Port Angeles, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Association Carpenter and Company (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Carpenter and Millar (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Carpenter Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Person ID I294  Camera Workers | C, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2021 

  • Photos
    W.J. Carpenter's photo identification on a panoramic print, lower left corner, 1908 or 1909.
    W.J. Carpenter's photo identification on a panoramic print, lower left corner, 1908 or 1909.
    City of Vancouver Archives reference code AM54-S4-: PAN P92.3.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Established in Rossland in 1896 or 1897 as Carpenter and Millar, the partnership dissolved about 1899 and Carpenter ran the business as Carpenter and Company. He worked out of Spokane between at least 1905 and 1908, then moved to Vancouver and remained there until 1913. His studio in Vancouver was also known as the Carpenter Studio.

      The 1901 Canada census, which enumerates him as J. William Carpenter, indicates he immigrated to Canada in 1897. He was married and had a daughter (Ethel) and a son (Ernest). His religion was Baptist and his occupation was as a photographer.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "W.J. Carpenter, Telluride, Colo." on print surface; "Photograph by W.J. Carpenter, Spokane, Wash." on print surface; "Photograph by W.J. Carpenter, Spokane Wash Copyright Canada 1909 by Wm. J. Carpenter Vancouver B.C. & Spokane, Wash." on print surface; "W.J. Carpenter Vancouver, B.C." on print surface.
    • FORMATS: Panoramic.
    • REFERENCES: HEN97; WIL97; HEN98; WIL99; HEN99; HEN00; HEN01; HEN02; HEN03; Boundary Museum (Grand Forks, BC); emails, R. Boulet to Mattison, 2012.

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] COLLECTION: BGFBM.

    2. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.

    3. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Prints

    4. [S699] COLLECTION: COHS.
      (album, "The J.W. [sic] Carpenter album of Western Slope photography" and prints)

    5. [S791] HENVAN09, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1909).
      Vancouver: not listed

    6. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 609.
      Vancouver: Carpenter W J photogr 303 Hastings W lvs same

    7. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 1134.
      Vancouver: Carpenter W J photographer 301 1/2 [i.e. 303] Hastings W

    8. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 549.
      Vancouver: Carpenter W J mgr The Carpenter Studio 303 Hastings W

    9. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 638.
      Vancouver: Carpenter W J photo 303 Hastings W

    10. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913), 687.
      Vancouver: Carpenter W J prop Carpenter Photo Studio r 303 Hastings W

    11. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914).
      Vancouver: not listed

    12. [S647] Census of Canada 1901.
      Province of BC, District no. 5 Yale & Cariboo, Sub-district no. H, Polling sub-division no. 3 in Rossland City, page 11, line 20.

    13. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      URL (accessed 12 Feb 2017): https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Carpenter&GSiman=1&GScnty=2957&GRid=11560862&

    14. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"; URL (accessed 12 FEeb 2017): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3GP-JS3