Frank Lloyd Beecroft, c.1938


Description
Creator:
Marjorie Ruddy, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Negatives
Description:
A black and white negative of Mr. Frank Lloyd Beecroft sitting on a wicker couch in front of a row of windows. The is an unidentified child in the front of the photograph.
Notes:
Frank Lloyd Beecroft was born at Saintfield in Reach Township on February 16, 1868. He worked on his father's farm until 1886 when he attended Lansdowne Model School and Jarvis Collegiate. He attended the British American Business College and went into the dry goods business in Toronto. He joined the Timothy Eaton Company in 1889 and was in charge of the mail order department for 13 years. In 1903 he went into the housing business in Toronto. In 1918 he moved to the Grange property in Whitby and in 1921 purchased the lumber yard formerly owned by Richard Oke on Pine Street. He continued with this business until 1938. Mr. Beecroft served two years on the town council and 15 years on the Whitby Board of Education. For 30 years he was Recording Steward of the Methodist Tabernacle and later Whitby United Church. He died at Whitby on April 13, 1963 and is buried at Mount Lawn Cemetery, Whitby.

Marjorie Georgina Ruddy (1908-1980) was a prominent Whitby photographer and the only commercial photographer in Whitby during the 1930s and 1940s. Marjorie was the official photographer for the Whitby Police Department starting in the 1930s and as a result took many photographs of car accidents, fingerprints and crime scenes. (Station Gallery. Whitby Through the Lens Photographs by Marjorie G. Ruddy, 1935-1948. Whitby: Station Gallery, 2010.)
Date of Original:
c.1938
Dimensions:
Width: 1.5 in
Height: 1.5 in
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Beecroft ; Ruddy, Marjorie Georgina
Local identifier:
A2013_040_865A
Collection:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8832034804448 Longitude: -78.9372473651123
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date:
1938
Copyright Holder:
Marjorie Ruddy
Recommended Citation:
Frank Lloyd Beecroft, c.1938, Marjorie Ruddy. Whitby Archives A2013_040_865A.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a black and white negative.
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Frank Lloyd Beecroft, c.1938


A black and white negative of Mr. Frank Lloyd Beecroft sitting on a wicker couch in front of a row of windows. The is an unidentified child in the front of the photograph.