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Beken, Charles John (1859-1944)



  • Existence: 1859 - 1944


Charles John Beken, born September 1859 on the "Zealandia" to Thomas and Eleanor (nee Hurst) Beken. He married Frances Smart in 1882, and they had four children, Ellenor (1882), Albert (1884), Henry (1886) and Lucy (1891). Charles Beken was a photographer, a cabinet maker, and a pioneer cyclist. He died in December 1944.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Millbrook Reserve and other Christchurch landscapes

Identifier: Arch 1028
Scope and Contents

Photograph album and photographs of Millbrook Reserve and other Christchurch landscapes. Inscription in album reads "With compliments of C. Beken, March 1928". Includes 22 separate loose photographs which are copies of the originals and 27 negatives.

Dates: 1926-1928