Series 2 - Percy Byron

P.C. Byron Percy Byron and Friends Percy Byron Percy Byron and Infant Daughter, Elizabeth Byron Betty Byron The Byron Family Gracie, Betty Gracie Byron The May and Byron Children The Byron's - Xmas 1916
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Percy Byron

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CA EDM MS-1192-2

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  • 1906 - ? (Creation)
    Byron, Percy

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17 photographs

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Percy Byron was born 21 Sep 1878 to Julia Lewin and Joseph Byron in Nottingham, England. In 1899, he emigrated to the United States with his parents and siblings – Maude, Georgiana, Florence, and Philip. His father, Joseph Byron, became a celebrated New York photographer.

Percy emigrated to Edmonton in April 1906 with the intention of homesteading or ranching. Realizing there were no photography businesses in Edmonton, he quickly sent for a ‘photographic engraving plant’ and by August of that year had set up business. A year later he was joined by his brother-in-law, Gustave May, and the Byron-May company was formed.

In 1908 Percy married Louise (Lulu) Marrin in Richmond, New York. Louise returned to Edmonton with Percy. They had four children, all born in Edmonton – Elizabeth (Betty), Grace, Joseph, and Jane.

The Byron-May Company fell on hard times with the coming of World War I and the business was sold to McDermid Engraving in 1917. The following year, Percy moved his family back to New York. He continued in the photography business, specializing in steamship photography.

Louise Marrin Byron died 31 Jul 1956 in New York, USA.
Percy Byron died in 9 Jun 1959 in New York, USA.

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This series consists of photographs of the Percy Byron family from the Byron-May photo album. The images include various family members and home scenes.

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Accession number: A77-140

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Photographer: Byron-May Co.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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