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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 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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mid 1880s -- Alfred (1848-1910) and Henrietta Whitaker (1848-1916) and five of their nine children photographed in Bournemouth, England before they came to Canada. The children are, l-r; Edith, who remained in England, Herbert, Reginald on his mother's knee, Evelyn and Ernest.

Copied from original print, courtesy Rowena Haslett


1897 -- Alfred and Henrietta Whitaker with seven of their nine children photographed in Vancouver, Evelyn remained in England and young Alfred died as a child. Back row l-r; Ernest, Herbert, Alfred, Evelyn, Reginald Front row, l-r; Cecil, Henrietta, Muriel, Ronald

Photographer unknown. See also oversize photograph 6.15.198


1898 -- Herbert Whitaker's horses graze near the Sechelt marsh at Porpoise Bay. L. Harry Roberts, founder of Roberts Creek, purchased one of the horses.

Photographer unknown


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