Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Barrowclough, George Alfred[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1872 - 1950  (78 years)


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  • Name Barrowclough, George Alfred 
    Born 1 May 1872  Birkenhead, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • In one of the documents in his CEF personnel file he states he was born 1 May 1870. On his attestation paper, however, he gave his birth date 1 May 1872.
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 9 Nov 1910  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Bride: Elizabeth [nee Riddoch] Davie 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1910-1916  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1924  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Nov 1950  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried 6 Nov 1950  Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I562  Camera Workers | B, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He immigrated from England to Winnipeg in 1882. He worked as a photographer in Stonewall, MB, in the 1890s and later Dominion City, MB. He returned to Winnipeg and in 1904 established Winnipeg Pictoral Post Cards. In 1906 he moved between South Dakota, Colorado and San Francisco, CA, eventually ending up that same year in Burnaby, BC, where he continued to produce postcards. By the time he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1916 he and his wife were living in Vancouver. He served in England and France and was discharged in 1919.
    • FORMATS: postcards.

  • Sources 
    1. [S483] Manitoba Photographers, 1858 to Present (Web site), Manitoba Historical Society, (Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Historical Society).
      URL (accessed 19 Mar 2021): http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/photographers/barrowclough_ga.shtml

    2. [S730] Personnel Records of the First World War (Web site), (Library and Archives Canada) (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Barrowclough, George Alfred
      Rank: SGT
      Regimental number(s): 1015721
      Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 472 - 49
      Date of Birth: 01/05/1872
      URL (accessed 19 Mar 2021): https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=27118

    3. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1916.
      Vancouver

    4. [S464] Steele (1995), D. Steele, (West Vancouver, B.C.: D. Steele, August 17, 1995).

    5. [S560] Thirkell and Scullion (2004), Fred Thirkell and Bob Scullion, (Surrey, B.C.: Heritage House, 2004).

    6. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1950-09-010070 (microfilm reel
      B13206); digital facsimile URL (accessed 17 Feb 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/b99c1787-7357-4145-a8d1-3a4bcf688f0c

    7. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      His bride was a widow. They were both age 38. He was a photographer. On his death registration record her name is given as Elizabeth Riddoch.
      Registration no. 1910-09-060174 (microfilm reel B11374); digital facsimile URL (accessed 17 Feb 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/85704db1-99a2-4602-a225-c572633bfa6a