Helen Dawe Collection
Whitaker Family, 1880s-1911
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.
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
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
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.
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