The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 11 September, 2013, 7:30 pm, at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.
Group Sessions after the general meeting will be:
Scottish Group -with George Caldwell
Computer Group -What comes now after PAF, or not? Join us for a discussion on genealogy software choices.
See a printable map of the Danish Church area with directions here.
The photograph above shows an 1897 school class in front of the West End School at the corner of Burrard Street and Barclay Streets in Vancouver, BC.
The people were identified as principal Robert Fraser and students: Robert Gilmour, T.S. Dixon, Walter B. Ellis, William Stark, Robert Arnett, Pennie Gibb, Maud Curry, Jennie Anstie, Percy Barnett, Arthur Lett, Ernest Dickie, George Wilson, Gordon Harris, Ponsford, Claude Thieke, Bessie Menzies, Elsie Knowles, Maud Munro (Mrs. Robert Telford), Margartet Muir, , Edith Godfrey, Olive Preston, Elsie Curry, Margaret Muir, Edith Godfrey, Olive Preston, Elsie Curry, Ethel Burns, Fanny McQueen, Helen Peck, Pearl Musgrove, Maggie Knowles, Elsie Carr, Hattie Mackay, Edna Cook and others. William Stark, one of these students, donated the photograph to the City Archives in 1939.
Photograph courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives, AM54-S4-: Sch P37.
According to the Brief History of Schools in Vancouver by Val Hamilton, West End School operated from 1897 to 1907 and was also called Old Burrard Street School and Dawson Primary. It was replaced by Aberdeen.