Manitoba Photographers: Herbert James Metcalfe (1870-1943)
Born at Richmond, Yorkshire, England on 16 October 1870, he came to Winnipeg in 1906 where he worked as a photographer until his death. He and wife Ada Anne Metcalfe (1870-1956) had two children: Alan Herbert Metcalfe (1899-1971) and Marjorie Hall Metcalfe (1903-1997, wife of John Grannis Dafoe, daughter-in-law of John Wesley Dafoe). He was a member of St. Margaret's Anglican Church. He died at his Winnipeg home, 272 Aubrey Street, on 29 April 1943 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“H. J. Metcalfe, pioneer city photographer, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 April 1943, page 12.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 April 1943, page 2.
Obituary [Alan Herbert Metcalfe], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 January 1971, page 39.
Obituary [Marjorie Hall Dafoe], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 March 1997, page 28.
We thank Jennifer Tinley for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 August 2021