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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 -- 1912-1925, Page 1

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 1910-1912 -- A successful day's fishing: (l-r) Dorothy Boult, the two Whitaker sisters, Muriel (Mrs. Norman Thompson) and Evelyn (Mrs. H.J. Haslett).

Photographer unknown. See also oversize photograph 6.15.203


circa 1912 - Herbert and Mae Whitaker's children Isobel (left) and Kenneth stand on the Trail Bay beach at Sechelt.

Photographer unknown


circa 1912 -- Herbert Whitaker (with hat) sits in the stern of a rowboat in front of his third store and post office. The two top floors were, in 1912, the annex to his first hotel.

Photographer unknown


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