N-1975.41.43 | Mrs. Charles F. Notman and Daintry, Montreal, QC, 1899

Mrs. Charles F. Notman and Daintry, Montreal, QC, 1899
Wm. Notman & Son
April 4, 1899, 19th century
Silver salts - Gelatin silver process
17.8 x 12.7 cm
Gift of the Estate of James Geoffrey Notman
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  group (610) , Photograph (77678) , portrait (53878)
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Alice Hudson Pyke (1875-1959) was a daughter-in-law of William Notman, founder of the William Notman photographic studio in Montreal. In 1898, Alice married Charles Frederick Notman (1870-1955) at the Church of St. James the Apostle in Montreal. The couple's two children were Naomi Daintry (1899-1993) and James Geoffrey (1901-1974).

Charles Frederick Notman (1870-1955) was the seventh child of William Notman. In 1888, he began working at the Notman photographic studio in Boston. On the death of his father in 1891, Charles returned to Montreal where, in 1894, he formed a partnership with his brother William McFarlane (1857-1913) to run the studio.

Alice was widowed in 1955. She died four years later in 1959.

Naomi Daintry Notman was a granddaughter of William Notman and the first-born child of Charles Frederick Notman and Alice Hudson Pyke.

In 1925, Naomi Daintry married Robert Muir Miller who would be the father of her daughter, Barbara Daintry (1927- ), and son, Robin Notman Miller (1929-2002). She was later remarried to John Archibald Campbell Colvil with whom she would have four children: Helen Patricia; Elizabeth Letitia; Molly Louise; and John. Naomi Daintry died in 1993 at age 94.