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Cowan, George Henry

  • Person

George H. Cowan was born June 17, 1858 in Watford, Ontario and was educated at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall. He was called to the bar of Ontario in 1889. He moved to British Columbia in 1893 and was called to the bar in that year. In 1894 he organized the first Conservative Association of Vancouver and was it's first secretary. He was a lawyer with several firms and the city solicitor for Vancouver and surrounding municipalities in 1907 to 1910. In politics he served as a Member of Parliament for Vancouver from 1908 to 1911 when he didn't run for re-election. He was an author and public speaker. Included among his works are "The Chinese Question in Canada" and "Better Terms for British Columbia". Cowan died September 20,1935.

Cran, George A.

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  • 1895-1986

George Cran was born in Scotland and came to Vancouver with his parents in 1907. He began his newspaper career in 1910 when he took a job as office boy for the News Advertiser. By 1942 he had become Vice President and Advertising Manager. Cran served six months with the 1st B.C. Regiment in 1918-1919, returned to The Sun and worked there until his retirement in 1950. He died at 91 on August 4, 1986.

Crane, Malcolm Francis

  • Person
  • 1946-1993

Malcolm Francis Crane was born in London, England in 1946, and emigrated to Canada with his family in 1951. He was educated at Kerrisdale School, Point Grey Junior High School, and Magee High School in Vancouver. He subsequently attended UBC from 1964 - 1967, majoring in drama and creative writing. As a student, Crane acted in student theatre productions, and was on the staff of the student literary publication, "Talon". In the early 1970s, Crane's professional interests were in the area of general social welfare and human rights. He was a volunteer, and briefly, a project co-ordinator at SPARC (Social Planning and Review Council of B.C.). In 1974, he co-founded SEARCH (Society for Education Action Research and Counselling on Homosexuality). From this period onward, Crane became involved in numerous gay/lesbian organizations. He was actively involved in the Gay/Lesbian Pride Festival from 1978, and was instrumental in founding the PFA (Pride Festival Association) in 1984, and the PCF (Pride Community Foundation) in 1991. As director of the PFA, he also participated in the activities of the IALGPC (International Association of Lesbian/Gay Pride Co-ordinators), including the co-ordination of the 1989 Interpride Conference, held in Vancouver. He was also involved in other organizations such as the Police/Gay Liaison Committee and the Vancouver Gay Community Centre. In addition, he produced and hosted episodes of the TV show "Prism" - a community affairs program for the gay/lesbian community. Malcolm Crane died in 1993. His papers were donated to the archives by his partner Stanley Weese as a gesture of tribute.

Crawley, George A.

  • Person
  • 1864–1926

George A. Crawley was a British artist, designer and amateur architect. He is best known for the design of Westbury House in Long Island, New York.

Crickmer, William Burton

  • Person

Crickmer was the first rector at the Church of St. john the Divine in Derby (Fort Langley), in 1859.

Cripps, Emma

  • Person

Emma Cripps was a Hamilton, Ontario poet who wrote during the last quarter of the 19th century. Her poetry was submitted to local newspapers and as far as can be determined was never published in book form.

Crookall, James

  • Person
  • Nov. 7, 1887 - July 27, 1960

James Crookall was born November 7, 1887 in Preston, Lancashire, and came to Vancouver as a child. Throughout his life, Crookall was an avid amateur photographer and an enthusiastic outdoorsman. He was an active member of the Vancouver Photographic Society and regularly exhibited his photographs in international salons. He died on July 27, 1960.

As a young man, Crookall joined the Union Steamship Company of B.C. He served first as a Steward, then as a Clerk and was made Secretary in 1912. His photographs reflect an interest in maritime traffic and activities.

In 1907, he joined the 6th Regiment, the Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles, probably in the reserve unit, as he was still working for the Union Steamship Company. He is alleged to have known Major Matthews, the first City Archivist, and it’s possible he met him as a fellow member of the D.C.O.R.

During World War I, he served for two years with the Royal Flying Corps. Over his lifetime, he took many photographs of both military and civil aircraft at airshows.

After the war he resumed his career with Union Steamships. Crookall became Secretary Comptroller and was appointed Secretary-Treasurer in 1949. He retired in 1958 only a few months before Union Steamships ceased operations in 1959.

In addition to photography, Crookall had many recreational interests. He was an avid painter and a keen outdoorsman, regularly cycling or hiking many miles in search of subjects for his easel or his cameras. He was involved with a local group of amateur photographers called the “cycling circus”, which formed during the gas-rationing years of World War II and organized photographic trips by bicycle.

Crowley, Everett

  • Person
  • ca. 1908-1984

Everett Crowley was born around 1908 to Jeremiah and Annie Maud Crowley, who came to Vancouver from Newfoundland. Jeremiah established Avalon Dairy and Everett eventually became president. He was active in several organizations: the Masons, the Junior Board of Trade, the Killarney Community Centre, the Vancouver South Lions Club, and the B.C. Dairy Council. Crowley was a long-time member of the Liberal Party of B.C., and ran unsuccessfully for alderman several times (1948, 1949, 1951, 1953 and 1968). In 1961, he was elected to the Parks Board, and served as a Park Commissioner for five years. He also was a member of the Vancouver City Planning Commission, ca. 1969-1976, and was chairman ca. 1972-1974.

Cunningham, Bill

  • Person
  • 1909-1993

Bill Cunningham was an award-winning photographer who was an employee of the Vancouver Sun newspaper 1939-1944 and of the Vancouver Province newspaper 1944-1973. He worked privately as a commercial photographer during the time of his employment with those newspapers and after retirement until his death.

Cunningham, Clarence

  • Person

Clarence Cunningham was president of a mining company in Alamo, B.C.

Czinner, Paul

  • Person
  • 1890-1972

Born in Budapest May 30, 1890, Czinner worked in film as a writer, producer and director He worked mostly in London and New York. He died June 22, 1972..

Darlington, Archibald Douglas

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  • 1887-1970

Archibald Douglas Darlington was a native of England, born July 31, 1887. He kept a store in Hazelton and at various other points in British Columbia. He wrote articles for various newspapers and magazines on a variety of subjects.

Davidson, John

  • Person
  • 1878-1970

John Davidson worked in the Botany Museum at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland from 1893 to 1911. He came to Vancouver in 1911 and shortly thereafter was appointed Provincial Botanist and established botanical gardens at Essondale and later at the University of British Columbia. Davidson joined the faculty of UBC in 1916 and retired in 1948. He was involved with the B.C. Mountaineering Society and was a founder of the Vancouver Natural History Society. Davidson's work also led him to be active in the Arbor Day and City Beautiful movements of the 1920s.

Davidson, John F.

  • Person
  • 1878-1970

John Davidson was a pioneer British Columbian botanist and conservationist who was educated in Scotland. He came to Vancouver in 1911 and shortly thereafter was appointed Provincial Botanist and established botanical gardens at Essondale and later at the University of British Columbia. Davidson joined the faculty of UBC in 1912 and retired in 1948. He was involved with the B.C. Mountaineering Society and was a founder of the Vancouver Natural History Society. Davidson's work also led him to be active in the Arbor Day and City Beautiful movements of the 1920s.

Davies, David L.

  • Person

David Davies was a member of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association. He was interested in investigating the suggestion that the CPR English Bay Branch (or Kitsilano Branch) was built as the final piece of the main line section of the transcontinental railway.

Davies, Elizabeth (Libby)

  • Person
  • 1953-

Libby Davies was born Elizabeth Davies in Aldershot, England in 1953. Her father was a British Army Major and the family travelled extensively until arriving in Canada in 1968. Libby was married to Bruce Eriksen which whom she had a son, Lief. She met Eriksen through her father, a social planner, who had introduced Eriksen to advocacy work in the downtown eastside. In 1973 Libby joined DERA (Downtown Eastside Residents' Association), founded by Eriksen, as a community worker and did so for nine years. In her advocacy work she produced a community newsletter and established a cooperative food store. During that time Libby attended the University of British Columbia and withdrew prior to completing her studies. In 1976 and 1978 she ran unsuccessfully for Vancouver City Council. In 1980 she was elected and served two years on the Vancouver Parks Board. Libby was first elected to city council in 1982 and served five consecutive terms till 1993. She was a member of a civic political organization known as COPE (Committee of Progressive Electors). As an Alderman she was involved in issues such as affordable housing, an improved transit system, hot lunches for schoolchildren and a nuclear-free Port of Vancouver. She spoke out on poverty, peace and women's issues. In 1994 to 1997 she worked with the Hospital Employees' Union (HEU) serving as Ombudsperson for Human Rights, Complaints Investigator and Coordinator of Human Resources. In 1997 she was elected as Member of Parliament for Vancouver East and re-elected in 2000. She is presently (2002) the federal NDP spokesperson for Housing, Children & Youth, Post-Secondary Education, Multiculturism, Urban Affairs, and Social Policy. For her work in social justice and equality issues she has been acknowledged with awards from the Vancouver and District Labour Council and the YMCA.

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Davies, Frederick

  • Person
  • 1876 -1966

Born Nov. 27, 1876 in England, Frederick Davies moved to British Columbia in 1913. He was a construction contractor who built in Vancouver during the 1920s to the 1950s. His larger building projects included some of Vancouver's more significant churches, e.g., Ryerson United Church, Canadian Memorial Chapel, St. Andrew's Wesley United Church, an addition to Christ Church Cathedral, West Point Grey United Church, St. Mary's Church, and St. John's Shaughnessy. Davies died Mar. 2, 1966.

Davis, Joseph

  • Person
  • [1835]-1891

Joseph Davis was a portrait and landscape photographer who worked out of New Westminster, B.C. he worked as a photographer 1869-1890.

Dawe, Helen

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  • 1914-1983

Helen Dawe grew up in Vancouver. She later earned B.A. and B.Comm. degrees from U.B.C. and a B.L.S. from the University of Toronto. During World War II, Dawe enlisted in the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (Wrens), took training in various places, and became a leading hand at Joint Services at Jericho Beach and in Halifax. She served as a Petty Officer Coder with the Canadian Naval Mission Overseas in London. After the war, she served as a librarian with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Dawe returned to B.C. and eventually settled in Sechelt, where she maintains an active interest in local history. She has published several articles in Sechelt newspapers on the history of the area.

Dayton, Rebecca

  • Person
  • 1859-1945

Rebecca Dayton (1859-1945) was a native of St. John, New Brunswick. She married H.W. Dayton in 1880 and moved to Manitoba in 1882. The Daytons moved to Vancouver in 1920. Mrs. Dayton was active in the National Council of Women and other community service groups.

DeForest, Henry Josiah

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  • 1855-1924

Born Feb. 5, 1855 in New Brunswick, DeForest studied in London, Paris, Edinburgh and Italy. He worked as a curator for the Vancouver Museum. He painted landscapes. he moved to Banff in 1921 and died in Calgary March, 1924.

Delgado, James P.

  • Person
  • 1958-

Delgado was born January 11, 1958 in San Jose, California. He has worked as a marine archaeologist. He was Executive Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum from 1991 to 2006.

Dempsey, Hugh Aylmer

  • Person
  • 1929-

Born in Edgerton, Alberta November 7, 1929, Dempsey is a Canadian historian who also worked as a curator at the Glenbow Museum. He became a member of the Order of Canada in 1975.

Dennett, William James

  • Person
  • 1914-1978

Born in Coquitlam October 26, 1914, Dennett worked as a professional photographer for the Vancouver Sun. He died November 25, 1978.

Denovan, John A.

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John A. Denovan was an amateur photographer from Vancouver who won prizes in various provincial and national exhibitions.

Deppiesse, Harold Roger

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  • 1903-1992

Born Dec. 19, 1903 in Nanaimo, B.C., Deppiesse worked as a longshoreman. He died in Vancouver Sept. 30, 1992.

Devine, Harry T.

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  • 1865-1938

Born in Manchester, England July 27, 1865, Devine worked in Brandon, Manitoba as a photographer starting in 1884. There he became partners with J.A. Brock and came to Vancouver together in 1886. The partnership dissolved in November 1887; Devine continued work as a photograph until 1889. Devine resumed work as a photographer in 1895 but had retired by 1897. He died Dec. 17, 1938.

Devlin, George

  • Person

George Devlin was an American employee of Remington Rand Ltd. He shot 8mm film during his travels across North America in the 1930's and 40's.

Dibble, Robert

  • Person
  • 1943-1979

William Robert (Bob) Dibble was a professional photographer working in the Vancouver area.

Dibble was born in New Westminster, B.C. At some point in his career, he worked as a photographer for the Vancouver Sun. In 1972 or 1973, he acquired Croton Studios from Don Leblanc and operated under that business name.

Dickey, Estelle

  • Person
  • 1898-1980

Estelle Elizabeth Dickey was a commercial photographer working in Vernon, B.C.

She was born Apr. 4, 1898 in South Orange, New Jersey and died in Vernon, B.C. Nov. 14, 1980.

Diespecker, Richard Alan

  • Person
  • 1909-1973

Diespecker worked as a radio and newspaper journalist in Vancouver and Victoria.

Dodds, Gordon

  • Person
  • 1941-2010

Born April 28, 1941, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. First president of the Association of Canadian Archivists. Records manager, then provincial archivist at the Archives of Manitoba. Died June 19, 2010 in Comox, B.C.

Dopson, Richard

  • Person
  • 1945-

Richard Hart Dopson was born 22 October, 1945, in Winnipeg. He moved to Vancouver in 1975, and was hired as a school psychologist by the Vancouver School Board (VSB). He remained with the VSB for the duration of his professional career. After practising as a school psychologist for six years, he became a teacher and counsellor in a program for street youth in Downtown Vancouver for fourteen years. He then became a teacher in Distance Education, coaching teenagers on how to complete courses online, until his retirement. In addition to his work as a psychologist and educator, Dopson was also active within the community of professional psychologists. He was on the executive of the British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA) for many years, and was also chair of the BCPA’s Promotion of the Profession (POP)/Marketing committee in 1999. From 2000 to 2001, he was president of the BCPA, as well as a member of the POP media subcommittee and chair of the BCPA Legislative Committee.

Outside of his psychology career, Dopson was an active member of the community. He was a past chair of the Family Court/Youth Justice committee and was also involved in politics, serving as the communications chair on the Vancouver Centre Liberal Executive from 2006 to 2007 for MP Hedy Fry. Despite these contributions, Dopson is perhaps most recognized within the gay and lesbian community. He played an integral part in developing gay and lesbian sports in Vancouver: Dopson helped found the Metropolitan Vancouver Athletic and Arts Association (MVAAA), which was established to bring the Gay Games to Vancouver and outside of San Francisco for the first time. Through the MVAAA, and in preparation for the Vancouver bid to host Gay Games III in 1990, Dopson was a leader in the organization of the Vancouver Gay and Lesbian Summer Games from 1983 to 1986. Following the announcement that Vancouver had won the right to host Gay Games III, Dopson became co-chair of the Celebration ’90 Gay Games III and Cultural Festival.

Dopson remained affiliated with the Gay Games after Celebration ’90, becoming a board member of Team Vancouver, Vancouver’s delegation to the Gay Games, and also the Vancouver representative to the International Federation of Gay Games. His contributions to Vancouver gay and lesbian athletics extend beyond the MVAAA and the Gay Games, however: he was chair of the Vancouver Gay Volleyball Association (VGVA) between the years of 1982 and 1984, and was also chair of the Vancouver Gay and Lesbian Centre for a period of time. His interest in the gay athletic community also led to his involvement in the Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival, as well as the police/gay-lesbian liaison committee.

Downing, Claire Spence

  • Person
  • 1887-1971

C.S. Downing was born in New York City and moved to Vancouver in 1897.

Drake, William E.

  • Person
  • 1864-1940

William E. Drake (1864-1940) was a businessman and manager in Vancouver.
He was born in Kingsville, Ontario, the son of Dr. and Mrs. W.H. Drake. He moved to Vancouver in 1892 to work as manager of the Vancouver branch of the McClary Manufacturing Company. In 1898, he was declared the attorney for the Company at its British Columbia headquarters on Water Street. He resigned from this company in 1911, and later worked for the B.C. Agency of A.C. Leslie and Co. Ltd. He retired from this position in 1928, and died in Vancouver in 1940.

Dudley, Roger

  • Person

Roger Dudley Sr. worked as a commercial photographer in Seattle, Washington.

Dunn, Samuel

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  • ?-1794

Samuel Dunn was a British mathematician, teacher and amateur astronomer.

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