James Binnie was a commercial traveller for a series of businesses, including Martin & Robertson, the R.P. Rithet Company and James Reid. These companies sold a variety of products, including tea, flour, sugar, meat products and cheese. Mr. Binnie lived at 1084 Denman Street in 1910 and 1911.
Although there is little information available for him, he appears to have been born in Scotland in May 1879. He came to Canada in 1906, along with Henrietta, his wife, who was born in Scotland in August 1888.
He seems to have arrived in Vancouver about 1908. He lived at 1974 Georgia Street.
By 1909, he was boarding at 1830 Alberni Street. In 1910 and 1911, he was at 1084 Denman Street. By 1914, he had moved to No. 33-610 Jervis Street. In 1916, he was at 631 Seymour Street.
He disappeared from the Vancouver directories after 1916.
No further information is available at this time.
Vancouver directories: 1908 to 1916.
1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, New Westminster, 10 Richmond Riding, page 19, family 218, lines 19-20, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=60920&highlight=19&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+James+Binnie, (tentative connection); http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001939043.pdf.