James Fyfe Smith

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James Fyfe Smith

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1869 - [19--?]

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Mr. James Fyfe Smith was born April 1, 1869. His wife, nee Mary Gertrude Banamy was born August 24, 1873. The Fyfe Smiths immigrated to Canada from Australia in 1904. James Fyfe Smith became an importer of hardwood and set up his company, J. Fyfe Smith Co. Ltd. in Vancouver. The family traveled extensively between 1900-1932 to Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and the Philippines. During these numerous trips, the Fyfe Smiths and their daughter Florence accumulated large collection of ethnographic objects, including items from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, and Japan.

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Mary G. Fyfe Smith (1873 - [19--?])

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Mary G. Fyfe Smith is the spouse of James Fyfe Smith

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Copied from MemoryBC on November 24, 2015 by Katie Ferrante.

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