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Helen Dawe Collection

Series 6.13
   Whitaker Family, 1880s-1911

    Whitaker Family, 1912-25
    Whitaker Family, 1940s-1966
    Documents, 1875-1915

Series 6.13 -- Whitaker Family and Documents -- 1880s-1911, Page 2

A pictorial record of Alfred and Henrietta Whitaker and their nine children, Edith, Herbert, Ernest, Evelyn, Reginald, Cecil, Muriel and Ronald (Alfred junior died in infancy). A portrait taken in England in the mid 1880s and photos in Vancouver and Sechelt of family, friends and employees up to 1971 record this remarkable Sechelt family's life. Original Whitaker business documents have also been photographed, also original survey information by John Scales; all are oversize photographs.

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circa 1899 -- Photograph taken at the Vancouver home of Thomas John Cook. Note Herbert Whitaker, back row left, and Sarah Cook on his right, Ada Cook second from left in front row.

Photographer unknown


1904 -- Herbert Whitaker and George Aman sit on Trail Bay beach, Sechelt Band church Our Lady of the Rosary, centre left.

Photograph by Philip Timms, courtesy Vancouver City Archives


circa 1900-1906 -- Herbert Whitaker's first barn located on the Boulevard between Wharf Road and the Sechelt Band lands and two unidentified males.

Photographer unknown. See also oversize photograph 6.15.200


circa 1906-1910 -- Herbert Whitaker's two-wheeled cart with l-r; Muriel, probably Henrietta, her mother, siblings Herbert and Evelyn, photographed outside Herbert's first hotel

Photographer unknown


1906-1910 -- Bert Whitaker pushes a boatload of luggage, hotel guests and others of the beach as they are ferried out to board the Union Steamship Comox, lying in Trail Bay.

Photographer unknown



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