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Estes - Stark Collection

The Estes - Stark Family

Sylvia Stark was born into slavery in Clay County, Missouri, in about 1839. She was the youngest of three children of Hannah and Howard Estes. As was the custom for those who were slaves, Howard took the name of his owner, Tom Estes. He lived apart from his wife and children who resided with another family, the Leopolds.

Howard Estes bought himself and his family out of slavery at a cost of over $4000, an enormous sum at that time, and petitioned for their emancipation in 1852. The family subsequently moved to California hoping to find new freedom and a secure life. However, they were disappointed by the continued legal and educational restrictions they found there. A delegation was sent from a group of Black families in California to meet with Governor James Douglas of the Colony of Vancouver Island (later British Columbia), petitioning for the establishment of a Black settlement. Douglas encouraged them to resettle in the Vancouver Island area but did not agree to an exclusively Black settlement.

In 1855, when she was about 16 years old and residing in California, Sylvia had married a farmer called Louis Stark who was more than ten years older than herself. By 1860 when they began their journey to British Columbia they had two children, Emma Arabella and Willis Otis.. They travelled by boat up the coast bringing considerable livestock, both horses and 50 head of cattle, though due to bad weather some of these were lost. Howard and Hannah Estes settled in the Victoria area, while Sylvia and Louis established a farm north of Vesuvius, in the Broadwell area of Salt Spring Island.

Over the next fifteen years, Sylvia and Louis had four more children on Salt Spring: John Edmond, Abraham Lincoln, Hannah Serena and Marie Albertina. They established a farm, grew vegetables and raised chickens. They also moved twice, due to encounters with Aboriginal people and the murder of two of their friends, first to the Fruitvale area on the northeast shore of Ganges harbour, then to the property on Stark Road that is still owned by Sylvia and Louis Stark's descendants.

In 1875 the family moved to Cedar, Nanaimo, where their last child, Louisa, was born in 1878. However, Sylvia missed Salt Spring, her home and friends, and about 1885 returned to live on the family farm with her son Willis and her father, Howard who was now a widower. Her daughter Louisa continued to live in Nanaimo with Louis.
Sylvia remained on Salt Spring for the rest of her life living with Willis who farmed and hunted. She died in 1944 at age of c. 104. In 2014, Sylvia's great grandaughter, and her great-great grandaughter still live on Salt Spring and are shown in pictures on this site.

Jackson Este’s wife Emily Rebecca and children. Jackson was Howard and Hannah Estes’ son

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1850s

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 13.37cm x 8.04cm

Accession number: 989024001

Howard Estes

He pre-empted land on Salt Spring Island in 1859 and arrived on the Island with his daughter Sylvia and her husband Louis Stark, in 1860. Howard Estes was born in Clay County Missouri. He came to B.C. with the group that were invited by Sir James Douglas and bought 125 acres of land near Island View Beach in what is now Central Saanich, “which he sold in 1867 along with a considerable amount of livestock.”

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1880

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 16.78cm x 12.09cm

Accession number: 989024002

Howard Estes

A portrait of Howard Estes, father of Sylvia Stark.

According to John G. Fitch in his publication Fielding Spotts 1827 (?) - 1902, Howard Estes owned 21 head of cattle, 18 pigs, 24 chickens and turkeys, 1 wagon and harness and 1 plow in the late 1860s.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 16.34cm x 9.81cm

Extent and Physical Description: professional photograph

Accession number: 989024003

Will, Frances and Annie Estes

Will, Frances and Annie Estes in a posed photographic portrait, possibly children of Jackson & Emily Rebecca Estes.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1870s

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 13.45cm x 7.71cm.

Extent and Physical Description: professional photograph

Accession number: 989024004

Amanda Becket

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1860s

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 10.26cm x 6.65cm.

Extent and Physical Description: professional photograph

Accession number: 989024005

Amanda Becket

Enlargement of picture 989024005

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1860s

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 10.26cm x 6.65cm.

Extent and Physical Description: original card professional photograph

Accession number: 989024006

UNKNOWN FAMILY

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1850s

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 12.84cm x 10.01cm.

Accession number: 989024007

Willis Otis Stark, 1858 - 1943

Willis Stark, eldest son of Sylvia and Louis Stark, as a young man

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1890s

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 24.35cm x 19.12cm.

Extent and Physical Description: professional black and white portrait

Accession number: 989024008

Marie and Louise Stark

Marie (Wallace) Stark and her sister Louise (Wylie) Stark, daughters of Sylvia and Louis Stark, in a posed portrait by a professional photographer

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1890s

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 15.59cm x 11.47cm

Extent and Physical Description: professional photograph

Accession number: 989024009

Emma Stark

Emma Stark, daughter of Sylvia and Louis Stark.
When she finished school on Salt Spring Island, Emma went to Nanaimo to live with her father. She attended teacher training and became the first teacher at Cedar, a district just south of Nanaimo. She married James Clarke, December 1878.
She died in 1890 at age 33.

Note:
Emma Stark did study to become qualified to teach, but she did not “attend teacher training” in the sense of enrolling in a specialised course to be trained as a teacher.
In 1874 the teaching staff were almost all untrained teachers - there were 17 men and 15 women - 14 English, 6 Scots, 2 Irish, 2 Americans and 8 Canadians.
Until 1901 only a high school entrance certificate (having first completed a grade 8 education) was the required qualification to teach.
The first Normal School to be established in the Province of British Columbia was opened in Vancouver in January 1901.

Usha Rautenbach, SSIA volunteer researcher, specialising in the Early Schools of Salt Spring Island

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1880s

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 9.96cm x 5.81cm

Extent and Physical Description: professional photograph

Accession number: 989024010

Willis and John Stark

Willis Otis Stark and his brother John Edmond, sons of Sylvia and Louis Stark, in a professional portrait taken at the Elite Studio in Nanaimo, B.C. about the turn of the century.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1890s

Responsibility: The Elite Studio, Nanaimo, B.C.

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 16.05cm x 11.02cm

Extent and Physical Description: sepia toned professional photograph

Accession number: 989024011

Sylvia Stark, c.1939 - 1944

Sylvia Stark as a middle-aged woman.
She was the daughter of Hannah and Howard Estes, both buried in the Quadra Street graveyard in Victoria.
Sylvia and Louis Stark , along with Howard Estes, came to Salt Spring Island by sloop in 1860 and settled first in the Vesuvius area, later in the Fruitvale area on shores of Ganges Harbour and finally on the property on Stark Road.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1890

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 6.01cm x 5.28cm

Extent and Physical Description: heart shaped frame over sepia toned snapshot

Accession number: 989024013

Sylvia Stark, c. 1839 - 1944

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1890

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 11.38cm x 8.74cm

Extent and Physical Description: blow up of original 989024013

Accession number: 989024014

Wallace Home in Vancouver
230 East 10th Avenue.

The home of Joseph B. and Marie Wallace.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1890

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 15.48cm x 11.21cm

Extent and Physical Description: sepia toned snapshot

Accession number: 989024015

Wallace Home
230, East 10th Avenue.

A close up of the previous picture 989024015, showing the front porch and steps of the Wallace home in Vancouver, B.C, possibly showing Joseph. B. Wallace, left, Marie Wallace, right with their son Oscar between them.

In the Censuses of 1911 & 1921 this is given as their address. Son Oscar was born in 1900, suggesting this is photo was probably taken around 1911 when he was 11 years old, Joseph was 42 years and Maria was 41 years.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1890s

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Accession number: 989024015a

Melvin Estes

Melvin Estes, son of Will Estes

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1900

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 7.66cm x 5.56cm

Extent and Physical Description: sepia toned snapshot

Accession number: 989024017

Stark, Willis, Louise Wylie, Marie Wallace and Sis (Woods)

Willis Stark with Louise Wylie, Sis (Woods) and Marie Wallace. Sis Woods was aunt to Bob Woods.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1950

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 6.16cm x 10.42cm

Extent and Physical Description: sepia toned snapshot

Accession number: 989024019

Marie Wallace

Marie Wallace holding a young bovine with a bucket of what appears to be milk or mash of some sort. Marie (Stark) Wallace was born on Salt Spring Island, August 15, 1867 and died in Victoria, B.C. on June 19, 1966.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1960

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 10.52cm x 6.01cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot

Accession number: 989024020

Ethel Claibourne with Marie Wallace & Louise Wiley

Ethel (Wallace) Claibourne with her mother, Marie (Stark) Wallace on the right, and her aunt, Louise (Stark) Wiley, seated.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1900

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 13.51cm x 8.28cm

Extent and Physical Description: sepia toned snapshot

Accession number: 989024021

Wallace, J.B. and Marie with Louise Wiley

Marie and J.B. Wallace on right, with Louise Wiley, Marie’s sister. J.B. (Joseph Benjamin) Wallace was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1866 and died in Vancouver, B.C. in 1954. J.B. Wallace owned a janitorial business in Vancouver, contracted to clean all the major downtown buildings. He was very successful and was able to buy homes for all his children.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1900

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 8.2cm x 13.48cm

Extent and Physical Description: sepia toned snapshot

Accession number: 989024022

Howard Wallace

Howard Wallace, son of Marie (Stark) Wallace. He died at an early age.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1930

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 7.68cm x 7.62cm

Extent and Physical Description: professional photograph

Accession number: 989024023

John Whims and Willis Stark

John Whims and Willis Stark were very good friends and seen together most of the time. They are pictured here with some of the farm stock on one of their farms.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1880s

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 18.85cm x 23.87cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot

Accession number: 989024025a

Possibly Willis Stark in a logging camp at lunch time

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1890s

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 8.16cm x 13.6cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot

Accession number: 989024026

Willis Stark

Willis Stark with his dog and his gun and the cougar that he has shot.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1900

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 16.99cm x 11.6cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot

Accession number: 989024027

Cougar

A dead cougar set up for the picture. May be the same one as shown in picture #23. Probably shot by Willis Stark

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1900

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 8.07cm x 13.57cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot

Accession number: 989024028

Stark, Willis and John

Willis Stark and John Whims with a deer that they have shot on Salt Spring Island.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1820s

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 24.89cm x 19.86cm

Extent and Physical Description: hand painted photograph

Accession number: 989024029

Mining Camp in Northern BC

The mining camp in which John Stark worked for some years in northern BC or the Yukon Territory.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1910

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 8.23cm x 14.68cm

Extent and Physical Description: professional photograph

Accession number: 989024030

Enlarged view of detail of 989024030.jpg

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1910

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 8.23cm x 14.68cm

Extent and Physical Description: professional photograph

Accession number: 989024030a

Willis Stark

Willis Stark, from a painting held by the family.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1890s

Responsibility: artist

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 840px x 1055px

Extent and Physical Description: digital snapshot of artist’s oil painting

Accession number: 989024031

Marie Wallace

Marie Wallace, daughter of Sylvia and Louis Stark. Marie (Stark) Wallace was born on Salt Spring Island, August 15, 1867 and died in Victoria B.C. June 18, 1966. She married J.B. (Joseph Benjamin) Wallace on May 20th, 1897 and had five children, Ethel, Oscar, Howard, Myrtle and Josie.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1950

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 11.02cm x 7.33cm

Extent and Physical Description: colour snapshot

Accession number: 989024032

Willis Stark

Willis Stark on the hay wagon.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1910

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 10.76cm x 6cm

Extent and Physical Description: part of a black and white snapshot

Accession number: 989024033

John Whims

John Whims and his team and wagon, in Ganges on Salt Spring Island.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1890s

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 7.84cm x 11.73cm

Extent and Physical Description: sepia toned snapshot

Accession number: 989024034

Mr. Sexsmith

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 9.08cm x 5.97cm

Extent and Physical Description: professional photograph

Accession number: 989024035

Sylvia Stark

A snapshot of an artists oil painting of Sylvia Stark. Sylvia Stark was born in Clay County, Missouri

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1830s

Responsibility: artist

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 927px x 1164px

Extent and Physical Description: digital snapshot of an artist’s oil painting

Accession number: 989024036a

Sylvia Stark

Sylvia Stark in her old age. The daughter of Howard and Hannah Estes, Sylvia, her father, husband, Louis Stark and several of her children, arrived on Salt Spring Island in 1860 after pre-empting land in 1859. Sylvia lived the rest of her life on Salt Spring Island. She died in 1944 at the age of 105.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1940s

Responsibility: Sutton

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 16.93cm x 11.82cm

Extent and Physical Description: professional photograph

Accession number: 989024037

Sylvia Stark

Sylvia Stark in later years, in front of her home on Salt Spring Island.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1940s

Responsibility: Sutton

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 16.45cm x 11.94cm

Extent and Physical Description: professional photograph

Accession number: 989024038

Willis Stark and Gavin Mouat

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1940

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 13.74cm x 10.62cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot

Accession number: 989024039

Willis Stark

Willis Stark in old age

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1950

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 15.5cm x 12.61cm

Extent and Physical Description: sepia toned snapshot

Accession number: 989024040

Sidney Claibourne

Sidney Kibble Claibourne was born February 15,1896, according to his father, Sandy Claibourne, in O’Fallon, Missouri and died in the Lady Minto Hospital on Salt Spring Island on January 1, 1978 aged 81 years. He attended Franklin School in Bloomington, Illinois until he was 16 years old.
Sid Claibourne came originally to Canada to avoid the draft for World War I. Those of Black heritage who were in the armed forces were forced to perform the most menial of tasks, such as cleaning latrines and were never issues arms or allowed to serve in combat.
Sid lived in Winnipeg for a time, before coming west.
He married Ethel Wallace in 1921 and worked in Vancouver at a porter for the Canadian Pacific Railway. When he was fired without cause of reason, he moved his family to California, not returning to Canada until 1950.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1950

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 5.38cm x 7.62cm

Extent and Physical Description: sepia toned snapshot

Accession number: 989024041

Wallace, Oscar and Ethel

Oscar and Ethel (Claibourne) in a studio, professional photograph

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1930

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 6.78cm x 9.87cm

Extent and Physical Description: professional photograph

Accession number: 989024042

Ethel Wallace

Ethel Wallace, daughter of J.B. and Marie Wallace was born in Vancouver and died on Salt Spring Island , June 2, 1955, aged 97 years. She married Sidney Claibourne in 1921 and had a family of children. Ethel (Wallace) Claibourne was a classical musician of note and was an accompanist for singers performing in Vancouver.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1930

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 6.91cm x 10.01cm

Extent and Physical Description: professional photograph

Accession number: 989024043

Wallace, Myrtle (Holloman)

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: ca 1920

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Extent and Physical Description: excellent sepia toned studio photograph

Accession number: 989024044

Myrtle Wallace and Naidine Claibourne

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Source: Naidine Sims

Accession number: 989024045

Old Timers Reunion 1953

Five of the old timers at the Old Timers Reunion 1953.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1953

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 11.67cm x 16.99cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white photograph

Accession number: 989024046

Old Timers Reunion 1953

Old Timers Reunion 1953. Picture showing the whole group.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1953

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 11.13cm x 16.12cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white photograph

Accession number: 989024047

Wallace, Myrtle, Josie and Ethel

Myrtle (Holloman) and Josie, with their sister, Ethel Claibourne, at the Claibourne home on Quesnel Road, Ganges, B.C. on Salt Spring Island.
Snapshot taken June 6, 1976

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: une 6, 1976

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 8.74cm x 10.8cm

Extent and Physical Description: colour snapshot

Accession number: 989024048

Claibourne, Yvonne and Naidine (Sims)

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1920s

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 4.9cm x 4.9cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot

Accession number: b2005001001

Willis Stark and Jim Anderson

Willis Stark, son of Sylvia (Estes) Stark and Louis Stark, with Jim Anderson(r)

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1940s

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 4.2cm x 2.4cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot

Accession number: b2005001002

Myrtle Wallace

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1919

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 3.4cm x 1.9cm

Extent and Physical Description: sepia toned partial snapshot

Accession number: b2005001003

Marie Wallace (Stark) with daughters Ethel, Josie and Myrtle

Marie (Stark) Wallace with her three daughters, left to right: Ethel (Claibourne), Josie (Durand) and Myrtle (Holloman)

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1950s

Responsibility: probably Oscar Wallace

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 3.6cm x 5.8cm

Accession number: b2005001004

Naidine and Yvonne Claibourne

Naidine (right) and Yvonne Claibourne, daughters of Ethel (Wallace) and Sidney Claibourne

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1938

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 3cm x 2cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot

Accession number: b2005001005

Wallace, Ethel, Oscar and Myrtle with their mother Marie Wallace (Stark)

Marie (Stark) Wallace, front, with her children, Ethel (Claibourne), Oscar Wallace and Myrtle (Holloman)

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1950s

Responsibility: probably Josie Durand

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 4.2cm x 2.4cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot

Accession number: b2005001006

Claibourne, Sidney and Ethel

The 50th Wedding Anniversary of Sid and Ethel Claibourne on Salt Spring Island in 1971

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1971

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 4.1cm x 3.6cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot

Accession number: b2005001007

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 4.5cm x 3cm

Extent and Physical Description: professional photograph

Accession number: b2005001008

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1860s

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 4.5cm x 3.4cm

Extent and Physical Description: tintype

Accession number: b2005001009

Oscar Wallace

Oscar Wallace, son of J. B. and Marie (Stark) Wallace

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1950s

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 4.2cm x 2.8cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot

Accession number: b2005001010

Naidine Claibourne

Naidine Claibourne at age nine in a school concert, playing the part of a Japanese dancer.
Norquay School on Slocan Street, across from Field’s Grocery in Vancouver, B.C.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: October 1930

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 2.3cm x 4.2cm

Extent and Physical Description: tinted snapshot

Accession number: b2005001011

Claibourne, Naidine and Yvonne

Naidine, left and Yvonne Claibourne, daughters of Sid and Ethel (Wallace) Claibourne

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1923

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 4.1cm x 2.3cm

Extent and Physical Description: sepia toned snapshot

Accession number: b2005001012

Claibourne, Ethel (Wallace) and Naidine

Ethel (Wallace) Claibourne with her daughter Naidine

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1922

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 10.2cm x 6cm

Extent and Physical Description: sepia toned snapshot

Accession number: b2005001013

Claibourne, Naidine and Ethel with Myrtle Holloman, Josie Durand and Oscar Wallace

Naidine (Claibourne) Sims and her mother, Ethel (Wallace) Claibourne sitting on sofa ends, with Myrtle (Wallace) Holloman and Josie (Wallace) Durand, in centre and Oscar Wallace to right. All are children of J.B. and Marie (Stark) Wallace, except Naidine.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1950s

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 7.8cm x 11.5cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot

Accession number: b2005001014

Louise (Stark) Wiley, sister to Marie (Stark) Wallace and daughter of Sylvia (Estes) Stark

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1900s

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 13.1cm x 7.8cm

Extent and Physical Description: sepia toned professional photograph

Accession number: b2005001015

Naidine Claibourne, daughter of Ethel (Wallace) and Sidney Claibourne.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1923

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 12.6cm x 12.3cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot. very dark

Accession number: b2005001016

Claibourne, Naidine and Yvonne

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1924

Responsibility: unknown

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 2.2cm x 12.4cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot

Accession number: b2005001017

Oldtimers Reunion

Joseph Akerman, Ernest Harrison and Keith Wilson at the Old TimersÕ Reunion on Salt Spring Island

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1953

Responsibility: reunion photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 11.2cm x 16.7cm

Extent and Physical Description: sepia toned professional photograph

Accession number: b2005001018

Josie Claibourne

Josie Claibourne, daughter of Ethel (Wallace) and Sidney Claibourne

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1940s

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 8.5cm x 12cm

Extent and Physical Description: sepia toned professional photograph

Accession number: b2005001019

Oscar Claibourne

Oscar Claibourne, only son of Ethel (Wallace) and Sidney Claibourne

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1940s

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 8.2cm x 12.2cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white snapshot

Accession number: b2005001020

Emily Arabella Stark (Emma)

Close-up of an historical plaque honouring Emma Stark, first black teacher on Vancouver Island, who taught at North Cedar School out of Nanaimo, B.C.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 2002

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 9.9cm x 10.3cm

Extent and Physical Description: colour snapshot, close-up of plaque

Accession number: b2005001021

Naidine Sims (Claibourne) with daughter Lynn and granddaughter Tara

Naidine (Claibourne) Sims with daughter, Lynn and granddaughter, Tara, visit plaque placed at the former home of Emma Stark, 331 Wesley Street, Nanaimo, B.C. in honour of Emma Stark, who was the first black teacher on Vancouver Island at North Cedar B.C., just out of Nanaimo

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 2002

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 10cm x 14.8cm

Extent and Physical Description: colour snapshot

Accession number: b2005001022

Naidine Sims (Claibourne)

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1999

Responsibility: professional photographer

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 7.5cm x 5.2cm

Extent and Physical Description: colour professional photograph

Accession number: b2005001023

Claibourne, Sidney and Ethel (Wallace)

Sidney and Ethel (Wallace) Claibourne in front of original Stark home on Stark Road, Salt Spring Island

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: 1960s

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 8.9cm x 12.7cm

Extent and Physical Description: colour snapshot in excellent condition

Accession number: b2005001024

Naidine Claibourne Article

Article about the pending move of Naidine Claibourne from Vancouver to Los Angeles. Entitled ‘Britannia will lose Claibourne,’ Taken from the Vancouver Sun, May 22, 1937 by Pat Slatterly.

Transcription:
“Naidine Claibourne, Barbara HowardÕs great coloured team mate, will henceforth do her running for Jefferson High School in Los Angeles. Naidine, who took part in her first high school sports for Britannia yesterday, moves south in three weeks. She’s looking forward to the sunny climate and dandy training facilities.”

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: May 22, 1937

Responsibility: Vancouver Sun clipping

Source: Naidine Sims

Extent and Physical Description: newspaper clipping

Accession number: b2005001025

Naidine Claibourne

Naidine Claibourne with Britannia High School team member, Barbara Howard. Photo in Vancouver Sun. May 22, 1937, article by Pat Slatterly, photo by Syd Williamson, Sun Staff Camerman

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Date: May 22, 1937

Responsibility: Syd Williamson, Sun Staff

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: picture 19.5cm x 13.5cm

Extent and Physical Description: Newspaper clipping, Vancouver Sun May 22, 1937

Accession number: b2005001026

Accession number: c2009053001e

l-r back
Mr. Westwood (cabinet minister) and Mr.Brown (Assesor)

l-r front
Mrs. Marie Wallace (Daughter of Louis and Sylvia Stark) and Mr. John Pappenberger

Accession number: c2009053002

Ethel Elva Wallace Claibourne, 1898 - 1995.

Daughter of Marie Stark Wallace, mother of Naidine Sims

Accession number: c2009053003

Sylvia Stark’s first grand child Ethel Wallace Claibourne

She is Naidine Sims’ mother who was 19 in this picture

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: Salt Spring Island Archives

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 23.4cm x 17cm

Extent and Physical Description: black and white photograph

Accession number: 2009053004

Naidine Sims with her daughters

Left to Right:
Lynn, Bonnie, Naidine ’ Judy Sims

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Source: Naidine Sims

Accession number: 2014007014

Willis Stark with cougar

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Source: Naidine Sims

Accession number: 2014007017

Stepsons of Oscar Wallace, Uncle of Naidine Sims.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Source: Naidine Sims

Accession number: 2014007018

Photo of Naidine Sims (in the white hat) with daughters and granddaughters, taken by the Driftwood in October, 2009.

L-R : Lynn (daughter), Terra (granddaughter, daughter of Lynn), Judy (daughter), Deana (granddaughter, daughter of Bonnie), Naidine Sims, Sydney (hidden, granddaughter, daughter of Bonnie), Bonnie (daughter), in front Ð Halle (great granddaughter, daughter of Deana).

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Source: Naidine Sims

Accession number: 2014007019

Sidney Hugh Claibourne 1923 Ð 1987.

Son of Sidney Kibble Claibourne and Ethel (Wallace) Claibourne and sister of Naidine Sims

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Source: Naidine Sims

Accession number: 2014007020

Sidney Kibble Claibourne, 1896 - 1973.

Father of Naidine Sims, husband of Ethel Wallace.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Source: Naidine Sims

Accession number: 2014007021

Ethel (Wallace) Claibourne, 1898 - 1995.

Mother of Naidine Sims, oldest child of Marie (Stark) Wallace and Joseph B. Wallace.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Source: Naidine Sims

Accession number: 2014007023

Howard Wallace, b. 1902

Son of Marie (Stark) Wallace and Joseph B. Wallace and brother of Ethel (Wallace) Claibourne. He died young possible from pneumonia. Naidine Sims remembers him being called ‘Uncle Abe’.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Source: Naidine Sims

Accession number: 2014007025

L-R: Naidine, Yvonne and Sidney Claibourne, sitting on their Uncle Oscar Wallace’s car.

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Source: Naidine Sims

Accession number: 2014007026

Written on reverse: “Willis Stark in garden at 430 Stark Rd home”

Willis Otis Stark, 1858 - 1943, eldest son of Sylvia and Louis Stark

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Source: Naidine Sims

Accession number: 2014007027

Willis Stark with his dog and a deer

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Source: Naidine Sims

Accession number: 2014007029

Written on reverse: “Willis Stark and cougar”

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Source: Naidine Sims

Accession number: 2014007030

Photo taken by the Times of Nanaimo in February 1996 of the laying of a headstone on the grave of Louis Stark in Nanaimo.

Plaque inscription:
“In loving memory of Grandfather, Louis Stark, 1816-1895”

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: home of Naidine Sims

Source: Naidine Sims

Accession number: 2014007056

ambrotype photo 1/9th plate of unknown man in 1/2 union case ca. 1860

Collection: Estes/Stark Collection

Location: Salt Spring Island Archives

Date: ca 1860

Source: Naidine Sims

Dimensions: 6.35cm x 5.08cm, 7.4cm x 6.3cm frame

Extent and Physical Description: ambrotype photo 1/9th plate, 1/2 union case

Accession number: 2014007099