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Symons, Charles W. (Charles William), 1845-1934


Biographical History

Charles W. Symons (1845-1934) was a photographer in Salt Lake City, Utah and a joint owner of the Fox & Symons photograph gallery.

Charles W. Symons was born on June 17, 1845 in London England to parents Sarah Elsey and Charles Henry Symons. He then migrated to Utah from England in the year 1864. He married his wife Azella Whitaker and was shortly thereafter called on a mission to England on March 4, 1889. Charles W. Symons started a photography business with Alexander Fox in 1874 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the joint owner of the Fox & Symons photograph gallery between 1874 and 1883. Their photographs mainly consisted of people and places in Salt Lake City and a large collection of them can be found in the Brigham Young University Archives. He later opened his own studio which closed in 1906. He died at the age of 89 on July 23, 1934 and was buried next to his wife in the Salt Lake cemetery.

Billiongraves, Via WWW, December 13, 2022 (Charles W. Symons;b, Jun 17, 1845; d. Jul 23, 1934; Mother Sarah Elsey; Father Charles Henry Symons; London England; Salt Lake Cemetery; Wife Azella Whitaker) Birth and death dates were taken from here and information about his family Church History Biographical Database, Via WWW, December 13, 2022 (Charles William Symons; Photography business; Fox & Symons; Depictions in photographs; His own studio; Served a mission in England)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Fox & Symons portraits of Latter-day Saint church officers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 190
Scope and Contents

Collection includes portraits of presidents and church officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints taken by Fox & Symons, and later by Charles W. Symons. Subjects include Brigham Young, Joseph F. Smith, and Heber J. Grant. All are cabinet photographs. Dated approximately 1874-1906.

Dates: approximately 1874-1906