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William Howells TUERS

William Howells TUERS

Male 1884 - 1949  (65 years)

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  • Name William Howells TUERS 
    Born 21 Aug 1884  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    OCCU Photographer Motion Pictures 
    Died 6 Sep 1949  Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I5021  The Turses
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2012 

    Father Spencer Cone TUERS,   b. Abt 1856,   d. 26 Jun 1897, Bayonne, Hudson, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Livingston GILBERT,   b. 8 Aug 1855, Newark, Hudson, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1923  (Age 67 years) 
    Family ID F3647  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bessie D MATHESON,   b. 5 Jan 1886, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1948, Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Bef 1918  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F3653  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Aug 1884 - New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Sep 1949 - Los Angeles, CA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Almira Brinson
    Almira Brinson
    Almira, born 1859, married to James Stuart Matheson, is the mother of Bessie Matheson wife of William Howells Tuers. William H. Tuers became a well-known cinematographer who worked with Howard Hughes, credited with 29 major films.

  • Notes 
    • 1910 Census, Brooklyn, Ward 9, Kings, NY, both Spencer, Age 25, and William, Age 28 were still living with Elizabeth, Age 51. Spencer was working as a bookkeeper for a publisher, and William as a clerk for an insurance company.

      WWI Draft Registration, Brooklyn, 12 Sep 1918, Lists address as 1499 East 10th Street, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Occupation Motion Picture Photographer, working for Metro Picture Corp. Wife Bessie is given as Nearest Relative.

      William H. Tuers is listed as cinematographer in California as early as 1917. Our first record of his work is the movie “Blue Jeans” 1917. From the website IMDb he is recognized for work on 29 titles:
      Trails End
      The Scorcher
      The Night Owl
      Forest Havoc
      The Smoke Eaters
      Speeding Through
      Frenzied Flames
      Racing Romance
      Moran of the Mounted
      The Dixie Flyer
      Race Wild
      The Warning Signal
      Whispering Canyon
      Speed Wild
      Breed of the Border
      The Triflers
      Tarnish
      The Sixth Commandment
      One Million in Jewels
      Till We Meet Again
      Sunshine Harbor
      Beyond the Rainbow
      His Nibs
      The Barricade
      Birthright
      The Lost Battalion
      An American Widow
      Alias Mrs. Jessop [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S679] 1900 Census.

    2. [S46] SSDI.

    3. [S682] William Howells Tuers Registration Card.