Smith, James Arthur (1864-1958)

J. Smith, Vancouver Lacrosse Club Champions 1888 - Seasons – 1890 [detail]; Vancouver City Archives, Item: VLP 63; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-lacrosse-club-champions-1888-seasons-1890.

J. Smith, Vancouver Lacrosse Club Champions 1888 – Seasons – 1890 [detail]; Vancouver City Archives, Item: VLP 63; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-lacrosse-club-champions-1888-seasons-1890.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, part 2, page 1104.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, part 2, page 1104.

James Arthur Smith was a furniture dealer, mattress manufacturer and realtor. He later  became British Columbia’s chief film censor. He lived at 1819 Robson Street in 1911 and 1912.

Early Life

James Arthur Smith was born in East Saginaw, Michigan on March 6, 1864. His parents were Malcolm Smith (born 1837; died between 1871 and 1891) and Elizabeth Gilmour Perry (1832–1916).

In 1871, James was living with his parents in Bruce, Ontario.

By 1881, he was in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he played lacrosse with the local Assinaboias team. He had an upholstery business, and it appears that he also had a carpet-repairing business.

Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba), April 18, 1882, page 8, column 5.

Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba), April 18, 1882, page 8, column 5.

Henderson's Directory of the City of Winnipeg, 1883, page 341; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.1.4/368.html.

Henderson’s Directory of the City of Winnipeg, 1883, page 341; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.1.4/368.html.

He served with the government forces during the Northwest Rebellion. He then returned to Winnipeg, where he again began playing with the lacrosse team.

Marriage to Kate Hine

On September 24, 1887, in Winnipeg, James married Catherine (“Kate”) Casinova Hine. She was born in London, Ontario on February 18 1868 (or 1869). Her parents were Abel Hine (1824-1909) and Frances (“Fanny”) Cooper (1832-1905).

Abel Hine was a naturalist and taxidermist in Winnipeg.

Henderson's City of Winnipeg directory for 1895,page 258; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.2.6/202.html.

Henderson’s City of Winnipeg directory for 1895,page 258; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.2.6/202.html.

Fanny’s father was John Cooper, who emigrated from Ireland to Canada in 1829. Fanny’s brother, also called John Cooper, was a photographer in London, Ontario.

John Cooper, History of the County of Middlesex, Canada: From the Earliest Time to the Present, Toronto and London; W.A. & C.L. Goodspeed, Publishers, 1889, page 1065 [portion of article]; https://books.google.ca/books?id=8qsCAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA1065#v=onepage&q&f=false.

John Cooper, History of the County of Middlesex, Canada: From the Earliest Time to the Present, Toronto and London; W.A. & C.L. Goodspeed, Publishers, 1889, page 1065 [portion of article]; https://books.google.ca/books?id=8qsCAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA1065#v=onepage&q&f=false.

Florence Hine died in Vancouver on August 27, 1905. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Daily World, August 28, 1905, page 5, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, August 28, 1905, page 5, column 1.

Abel Hine died in Vancouver on August 2, 1909. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Vancouver Daily World, August 3, 1909, page 20, columns 6-7.

Vancouver Daily World, August 3, 1909, page 20, columns 6-7.

Arrival in Vancouver

James first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1889. He was an upholsterer with Smith Brothers, and he was living at 29 East Hastings Street. Smith Brothers was a retail furniture store that made its own upholstery; it also operated a carpet-cleaning business.

Williams’ BC Directory, 1889, page 518.

Williams’ BC Directory, 1889, page 518.

James lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1889 29 East Hastings Street
1890 513 Pender Street
1891 Pender Street and Granville Street
1892 615 Pender Street
1894 100 Seaton Street
1895 to 1905 1010 Alberni Street
1906 to 1909 540 Thurlow Street
1910 590 West Broadway (592 West Broadway under 1910 Vancouver streets)
1911 and 1912 1819 Robson Street
1913 and 1914 780 Broughton Street
1915 to 1921 1246 Bidwell Street
1922 1416 Comox Street
1923 1080 Broughton Street
1924 Number 29, 1201 West Georgia Street
1925 to 1943 5826 Sperling Street
1944 Not listed under Vancouver names or streets.
1945 to 1958 5389 Balsam Street (sometimes with son, Arthur James Smith)

B.C. Bedding and Upholstery Company

About 1905, James became the president of B.C. Bedding and Upholstery Company.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 583.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 583.

Group portrait of B.C. Bedding and Upholstery Co. (1043 West Pender Street) employees, 1906 or 1907; Vancouver City Archives; Item: Indust P21; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-portrait-of-b-c-bedding-and-upholstery-co-1043-west-pender-street-employees.

Group portrait of B.C. Bedding and Upholstery Co. (1043 West Pender Street) employees, 1906 or 1907; Vancouver City Archives; Item: Indust P21; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-portrait-of-b-c-bedding-and-upholstery-co-1043-west-pender-street-employees.

Vancouver Daily World, 01 Jun 1907, page 4, columns 4-7.

Vancouver Daily World, 01 Jun 1907, page 4, columns 4-7.

Real Estate

In 1911 and 1912, James had a brief career as a realtor.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, part 2, page 1104.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, part 2, page 1104.

Censor Board

About 1914, James became a member of the provincial government’s film censor board.

Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon (1878-1955), was the chief censor from 1914 until he resigned in 1917. (He was often called “Lew Gordon.” He lived at 1869 Georgia Street in 1905 and 1906. Further information appears on the page for Charles Llewellyn Wallace Gordon: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-g/gordon-charles-llewellyn-wallace-1878-1955/.)

In February 1931, James became the chief censor.

Victoria Daily Colonist, February 5, 1931, page 6, column 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0231uvic_2#page/n5/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, February 5, 1931, page 6, column 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0231uvic_2#page/n5/mode/1up.

When James retired in 1936, John Bernard Hughes (1876-1952) became the censor.

Victoria Daily Colonist, April 2, 1936, page 2, column 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0436uvic_52#page/n1/mode/1up [refers to “Joseph Smith” rather than “James.”]

Victoria Daily Colonist, April 2, 1936, page 2, column 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist0436uvic_52#page/n1/mode/1up [refers to “Joseph Smith” rather than “James.”]

Sports and Club Activities

James played lacrosse with Vancouver’s team from about 1888 to 1892, when he became the captain of the team.

Vancouver Daily World, December 5, 1896, page 6, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, December 5, 1896, page 6, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, December 5, 1896, page 6, column 5 and page 7, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, December 5, 1896, page 6, column 5 and page 7, column 1.

The Senior Vancouver Lacrosse Club in front of the dressing quarters at Brockton Point, 1899; Vancouver City Archives, Item: Sp P4.1; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/senior-vancouver-lacrosse-club-in-front-of-dressing-quarters-at-brockton-point.

The Senior Vancouver Lacrosse Club in front of the dressing quarters at Brockton Point, 1899; Vancouver City Archives, Item: Sp P4.1; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/senior-vancouver-lacrosse-club-in-front-of-dressing-quarters-at-brockton-point.

He was a charter member of the Terminal City Club. In 1907 he was the vice-president of the club; in 1908 he was the president.

Retirement and Later Life

After James retired in 1936, he and Catherine continued to live in Vancouver until the 1950s.

Catherine died in Vancouver on January 19, 1952.

Vancouver Sun, January 21, 1952, page 17, column 3; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=aBxlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1939%2C2813482 [link leads to column 2; death notice is in column 3].

Vancouver Sun, January 21, 1952, page 17, column 3; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=aBxlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mYkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1939%2C2813482 [link leads to column 2; death notice is in column 3].

James died in Vancouver on August 21, 1958.

Vancouver Sun, August 22, 1958, page 18, column 1; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=t2NlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7YkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4918%2C4140532; [He did not arrive in Vancouver until the late 1880s. He was an assistant censor before becoming the chief censor in 1931.]

Vancouver Sun, August 22, 1958, page 18, column 1; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=t2NlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7YkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4918%2C4140532; [He did not arrive in Vancouver until the late 1880s. He was an assistant censor before becoming the chief censor in 1931.]

Vancouver Province, August 22, 1958, page 27; Vancouver Sun, August 21, 1958, page 26, column 4; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=tmNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7YkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1426%2C3912818.

Vancouver Province, August 22, 1958, page 27; Vancouver Sun, August 21, 1958, page 26, column 4; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=tmNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7YkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1426%2C3912818.

James and Kate had the following children.

Arthur James Smith

Arthur James Smith was born in Vancouver on July 13, 1888

He worked as a journalist, and later became a lawyer and securities dealer.

On June 1, 1921, in Vancouver, he married Edith Jean Tutty, who was a journalist. She was born in Toronto, Ontario, about 1896. Her parents were William Tutty and Jennie Hobson. (Further details of this marriage are not available.)

During the Second World War, Arthur registered with the United States military draft system.

Arthur also married Theodora Stoppenbach. She was born in Portland, Oregon on January 24, 1896. Her parents were Theodore Norman Stoppenbach and Marie Louise Bishop.

Arthur died in Vancouver on March 13, 1958.

Theodora died in Vancouver on January 5, 1970.

Catherine (“Kate”) Mable Smith

Catherine (“Kate”) Mable Smith was born in Vancouver on November 17, 1889.

On March 20, 1912, in Vancouver, she married Walter Edward Haskins, who was a lawyer. He was born in New Brunswick on February 29, 1888. His parents were George Henry Haskins and Frances Sophia Bleakney.

Kate died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on December 6, 1982.

Walter died in West Vancouver, British Columbia on December 16, 1982.

Irene Lillian Smith

Irene Lillian Smith was born in Vancouver on November 10, 1891.

She worked as a secretary in a law office.

She did not marry.

She died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on February 11, 1976.

May Francis Elizabeth Smith

May Francis Elizabeth Smith was born in Vancouver on October 22, 1893.

On July 20, 1920, in Penticton, British Columbia, she married Norman Frederick Denton, who was a banker. He was born in Port Dover, Ontario, on January 2, 1894.

Vancouver Daily World, July 19, 1920, page 6, column 5.

Vancouver Daily World, July 19, 1920, page 6, column 5.

They later lived in Seattle, Washington.

May died in Seattle on February 5, 1955.

Norman died in Seattle on September 1, 1972.

Adelaide Marguerite Smith

Adelaide Marguerite Smith was born in Vancouver on July 22, 1895.

On August 17, 1921, in Penticton, British Columbia, Adelaide married John (“Jack”) Terence Flanagan. He was born in Downpatrick, Ireland on July 28, 1895. His parents were James Flanagan and Mary George.

Vancouver Daily World, August 12, 1921, page 7, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, August 12, 1921, page 7, column 4.

John died in Vancouver on February 22, 1950.

Adelaide died in Victoria, British Columbia on March 2, 1952.

Gordon Ashley Smith

Gordon Ashley Smith was born in Vancouver on June 5, 1897.

He worked as a shipbuilder.

On June 15, 1918, in Vancouver, he married Zella Maude Sparks. She was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia on May 3, 1897. Her parents were George Albert Sparks (1862–1940) and Maria English (1863–1957).

Gordon was killed in a hunting accident on October 26, 1919.

Vancouver Daily World, 27 Oct 1919, page 19, columns 6-7.

Vancouver Daily World, 27 Oct 1919, page 19, columns 6-7.

On November 5, 1924, in Vancouver, Zella married Frederick Ernest Bentley.

Zella died in Vancouver on July 21, 1936. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Frederick died in Vancouver on December 6, 1959. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

David Ashley Smith

David Ashley Smith was born in Vancouver on May 8, 1901.

He worked as a salesman.

On August 2, 1923, in Vancouver, he married Ida Margaret Thirkell, who worked as a clerk. She was born in Durham, England on July 7, 1903. Her parents were Leonard William Thirkell and Margaret Alice Raine. (Leonard William Thirkell was a clerk at Spencer’s department store. He lived at 1869 Pendrell Street in 1919. Further details appear on the page for Leonard William Thirkell.)

Vancouver Daily World, July 24, 1923, page 7, column 7.

Vancouver Daily World, July 24, 1923, page 7, column 7.

Vancouver Daily World, September 26, 1923, page 7, column 5.

Vancouver Daily World, September 26, 1923, page 7, column 5.

David died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on March 7, 1973.

Ida died in West Vancouver, British Columbia on May 13, 1995.

Sources

Malcolm Smith (father of James Arthur Smith)

Malcolm Smith (1837–1895); Birth: 1837, Scotch Town, Nova Scotia, Canada; Death: 1895, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLPB-6T5 : 10 February 2018), Malcolm Smith and Elizabeth Perry, 26 Dec 1861; citing Bruce,Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,030,055.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QT-T8F : 11 March 2018), Malcolm Smith, Bruce, North Bruce, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 46, line 19; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9936, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,612.

Elizabeth Gilmour Perry (mother of James Arthur Smith)

Elizabeth Gilmour Perry (1832–1916); Birth: 9 DEC 1832, Scotland; Death: OCT 30, 1916, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWTK-7VT : 3 August 2016), Elisabeth Perry, Nichol, Wellington County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. 59, line 43; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11756, Public Archives, Ontario. (possible connection).

“Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLPB-6TL : 10 February 2018), Malcolm Smith and Elizabeth Perry, 26 Dec 1861; citing Bruce,Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,030,055.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QT-T8L : 11 March 2018), Elizabeth G Smith, Bruce, North Bruce, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 46, line 20; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9936, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,612.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-LWK : 3 August 2016), Elisabeth Gilmore [Smith], Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-1SY : 18 March 2018), Elizabeth Smith, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MK1Q : 16 March 2018), Elisabeth Smith in entry for James Smith, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKZ-PFM : 8 November 2017), Elizabeth Gilmour Smith, 1916.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7RWZ : 13 December 2015), Elizabeth A. Smith, 1916; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26298842, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26298842: “Elizabeth A. Smith; Birth: unknown; Death: 30 Oct 1916; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: JONES/*/38/004/0001; Memorial ID: 26298842.”

James Arthur Smith

James Arthur Smith (1864–1958); Birth: 6 MARCH 1864, Saginaw, Michigan U.S.A; Death : 21 AUGUST 1958, 5389 Balsam Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

James Arthur Perry Smith (1864–1958); Birth: 6 MAR 1864, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA; Death: 21 AUG 1958, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4QT-T89 : 11 March 2018), James Perry Smith, Bruce, North Bruce, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 47, line 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9936, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,612.

Manitoba Marriage Registrations; registration number: 1887-001533; James Arthur Smith and Elizabeth Hine; place of marriage: Winnipeg; date of marriage: September 24, 1887; Groom’s parents: Malcolm and Elizabeth Smith; bride’s parents: Alex and Fanny Hine.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-LWX : 3 August 2016), James Arthur Smith, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-1S1 : 18 March 2018), James A Smith, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: A History of Vancouver’s Terminal City Club, by David Ricardo Williams; Vancouver, Terminal City Club, 1992, page 90: “It was the club’s fiftieth anniversary year (among those attending the meeing was J.A. Smith, the oldest charter member, who died in 1958)”; page 187: 1907: Vice-President: J.A. Smith; page 188: 1908: President: J.A. Smith.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKB5 : 16 March 2018), James Smith, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

British Columbia Archives; Censor of moving pictures records; Series GR-0490; British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General. Censor of Moving Pictures. http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/censor-of-moving-pictures-records: “In March 1913, the legislature passed an Act to Regulate Theatres and Kinematographs [3 Geo. 5, c.72]. This statute, known generally as the Moving Pictures Act, created the office of Censor of Moving Pictures in the Department of the Attorney General. . . . An amendment to the Moving Picture Act in 1929 further empowered the censor to prohibit film advertisements which were deemed to be “injurious to morals or against the public welfare.” The amendment of 1929 did, however, provide for an Appeal Board, composed of three members appointed by the LieutenantGovernor in Council. Decisions of the Appeal Board were binding. . . . The province’s first censor, C.L. Gordon, was appointed in April 1913. The Censor’s Office, which was located in Vancouver, was enlarged the following year when two Assistant Censors were hired. A third Assistant Censor was taken on in 1915 and in 1917 the position of Moving Pictures Inspector was created. Walter Hepburn succeeded Gordon in 1919 [sic: it was 1917] and occupied the post of censor until 1924. His successors were Joseph Walters (1924-1930), James A. Smith (1930-1936), J.B. Hughes (1936-1951) and R.W. MacDonald (1952-1970+).”

Censured! Unsuitable for British Columbians; Film Censorship In British Columbia, 1914 -1963, by Stanley Fox, 10 British Columbia History, Volume 40, Number 1, pages 7-12; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/bchf/bch_2007_01.pdf [pages are laid out for printing on double-sided paper, and so are out of numerical order in the PDF version].

1921 Canada Census, James A Smith, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2.Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRX-DB1 : 8 November 2017), James Arthur Smith, 1958.

James Arthur Smith, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 22, 1958, page 27; Vancouver Sun, August 21, 1958, page 26, column 4; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=tmNlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7YkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1426%2C3912818.

“Funeral Service Held for First City Censor,” Vancouver Sun, August 22, 1958, page 18, column 1; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=t2NlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7YkNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4918%2C4140532; [He did not arrive in Vancouver until the late 1880s. He was the assistant censor before becoming the chief censor.]

“Censor No. 1 is Dead,” Vancouver Province, August 22, 1958, page 26, column 2.

John Bernard Hughes (moving picture censor)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRH-MRH : 8 November 2017), John Bernard Hughes, 1952; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0a69fff0-f37b-47d2-b295-e880494b9b80.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5X-ZHX : 8 November 2017), Mary Hughes, 1949; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/57f299c5-6617-40ad-9e03-20a92b579a7b.

Abel Hine (father of Catherine (“Kate”) Hine)

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQQ2-5GG : 9 March 2018), Abel Hine, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 11, line 48; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1050-1051, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 349,296.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47C-5H9 : 11 March 2018), Abel Hines, Ward 04, London, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 1, line 14; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9906, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,677.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVD2-QG6 : 11 March 2018), Abel Hine, Ward 4, London (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 15; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13270, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,906.

Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Year: 1894; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 633; Line: 28; Page Number: 3. Name: Abel Hine; Arrival date: 27 Oct 1894; Birth Date: abt 1824; Age: 70; Gender: Male; Ethnicity/ Nationality: English; Port of Departure: Liverpool, England; Port of Arrival: New York, New York; Ship Name: Lucania.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKZ-N9P : 3 August 2016), Abel Hine, Ward 5, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148099.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLG-6M3 : 8 November 2017), Abel Hine, 1909.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3GFJ : 13 December 2015), Abel Hine, 1909; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26316046, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26316046: “Abel Hine; Birth: unknown; Death: 2 Aug 1909; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: HORNE1/4/04/002/0004; Memorial ID: 26316046.”

Frances (“Fanny”) Cooper (mother of Catherine (“Kate”) Hine)

“Ontario Census, 1861,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQQ2-5GT : 9 March 2018), Frances Cooper, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 11, line 47; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1050-1051, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 349,296.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47C-5HX : 11 March 2018), Fanny Hines in household of Frank Hines, Ward 04, London, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 1, line 15; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9906, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,677.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVD2-QGX : 11 March 2018), Fanny Hine, Ward 4, London (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 15; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13270, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,906.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLV1-LPF : 8 November 2017), Frances Cooper Hine, 1905.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLV1-LPN : 8 November 2017), Frances Cooper Hine, 1905.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-3CSJ : 15 March 2018), Francis Cooper Hine, Death 27 Aug 1905, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 01 Sep 1905; FHL microfilm 2,218,776.

Catherine (“Kate”) Hine (wife of James Arthur Smith)

Catherine Casinova Hine (1866–1952); Birth: 18 FEBRUARY 1866, London, Ontario, Canada; Death: 19 JANUARY 1952; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47C-5CC : 11 March 2018), Catey Hines, Ward 04, London, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 2, line 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9906, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,677.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVD2-QGK : 11 March 2018), Kate Hine, Ward 4, London (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 15; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13270, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,906.

Manitoba Marriage Registrations; registration number: 1887-001533; James Arthur Smith and Elizabeth Hine; place of marriage: Winnipeg; date of marriage: September 24, 1887; Groom’s parents: Malcolm and Elizabeth Smith; bride’s parents: Alex and Fanny Hine.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-LWF : 3 August 2016), Catharine Smith, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-13M : 18 March 2018), Catherine Smith, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKBR : 16 March 2018), Catherine Smith in entry for James Smith, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Katherine Smith in household of James A Smith, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2.Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRR-5MN : 8 November 2017), Catherine Casiova [Casinova] Smith, 1952; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/fe25ddc9-bdfb-4760-bbdc-0338921344ff.

Arthur James Smith

Arthur James Smith (1888–1958); Birth: 15 JUL 1888, Vancouver, British Columbia; Death: 12 MAR 1958, Vancouver, British Columbia (ancestry.ca).

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1888-09-417445; Arthur James Smith; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13804; GSU Microfilm Number: 2115625; date of birth: July 15, 1888; place of birth: Vancouver.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-LWN : 3 August 2016), Arthur James Smith, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-139 : 18 March 2018), Arthur Smith in household of Catherine Smith, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKBT : 16 March 2018), Arthur Smith in entry for James Smith, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Smith, Arthur James; Rank: LT; Regimental Number: 3470; Date of Birth: 15/07/1888; Place of Birth: Vancouver BC Canada; Enlistment Date: Nov 13 1918 12:00AM; Place of Enlistment: Vancouver BC Canada; Unit: Unit CEF Siberia; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9012 – 40; Item Number: 235405; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=235405; digitized service file: B9012-S040; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B9012-S040.

1921 Canada Census, Arthur James Smith [indexed as Athena James Smith] in household of James A Smith, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2.Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZR-C7X : 11 March 2018), Arthur James Smith and Edith Jean Tutty, 01 Jun 1921; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,869.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRT1-STN : accessed 1 July 2018), Arthur Smith, Tract 37, Portland, Portland City Election Precinct 343, Multnomah, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 37-454, sheet 10A, line 14, family , Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3393.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRG-713 : 8 November 2017), Arthur James Smith, 1958.

Edith Jean Tutty (wife of Arthur James Smith)

Edith Jeane Tutty (1896–); Birth: ABT 1896, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZR-C78 : 11 March 2018), Arthur James Smith and Edith Jean Tutty, 01 Jun 1921; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,869.

Theodora Stoppenbach (wife of Arthur James Smith)

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRT1-STJ : accessed 1 July 2018), Theodora Smith, Tract 37, Portland, Portland City Election Precinct 343, Multnomah, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 37-454, sheet 10A, line 15, family , Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3393.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB9-H38 : 8 November 2017), Theodora Smith, 1970; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d41736ec-7443-4ddd-9310-df38f19973e0.

Catherine (“Kate”) Mable Smith

Catherine Mable Smith (1889–1982); Birth: 17 NOV 1889, Vancouver, British Columbia; Death: 6 DEC 1982, North Vancouver, British Columbia (ancestry.ca).

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZK-P58 : 8 November 2017), Catherine Mable Smith, 17 Nov 1889; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13804, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,115,625; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/a893d8ef-324d-4a78-91a6-1b41a3a43cf5.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-LWJ : 3 August 2016), Katherine Smith, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-13S : 18 March 2018), Katie Smith in household of Catherine Smith, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKBY : 16 March 2018), Catherine Smith in entry for James Smith, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Z-3B3 : 11 March 2018), Walter Edward Haskins and Katherine Mabel Smith, 20 Mar 1912; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1F-KSQ : 8 November 2017), Katherine Mabel Haskins, 1982; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/bd519076-1a4a-4a91-8478-60d84c538a66.

Walter Edward Haskins (husband of Katherine Mabel Smith)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F28M-84M : 10 February 2018), Walter Edward Haskins, 29 Feb 1888; citing Forest Glen, Albert, New Brunswick, 29 Feb 1888, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,943,976.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Z-3BW : 11 March 2018), Walter Edward Haskins and Katherine Mabel Smith, 20 Mar 1912; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGMW-H3F : 8 November 2017), Walter Edward Haskins, 1982; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6133a128-9625-4af9-8339-8efc4c3bf293.

Irene Lillian Smith

Irene Lillian Smith (1891–1976); Birth: 10 NOV 1891, Vancouver, British Columbia; Death: 11 FEB 1976, North Vancouver, British Columbia (ancestry.ca).

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZK-18K : 8 November 2017), Irene Leuan Smith, 10 Nov 1891; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13804, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,115,625; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ec89291b-5e9f-4ff0-b6cd-1e25a691a4e2 [indexed as Irene Lillian Smith].

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-133 : 18 March 2018), Irene Smith in household of Catherine Smith, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKBB : 16 March 2018), Irene Smith in entry for James Smith, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Irene Smith in household of James A Smith, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2.Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBP-Z3X : 8 November 2017), Irene Lillian Smith, 1976; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/bf4291be-b042-451f-8414-bfc27acd3fde.

May Francis Elizabeth Smith

May Francis Elizabeth Smith (1893–1955); Birth: 22 OCT 1893, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 05 FEB 1955, Seattle, King, Washington (ancestry.ca).

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1893-09-417450; May Francis E Smith; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13804; GSU Microfilm Number: 2115625; date of birth: October 22, 1893; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/62583ee3-e7bb-4088-a784-aec70e15a668.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-13Q : 18 March 2018), May Smith in household of Catherine Smith, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MKB1 : 16 March 2018), May Smith in entry for James Smith, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZB-P39 : 11 March 2018), Norman Frederick Denton and May Frances Elizabeth Smith, 20 Jul 1920; citing Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12905, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,874.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY27-8MY : 12 March 2018), May Frances Eliz Denton, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,074.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC3F-FWL : accessed 1 July 2018), May F Denton in household of Norman F Denton, Seattle, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 210, sheet 31A, line 24, family 266, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2504; FHL microfilm 2,342,238.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9SZ-9QG : accessed 1 July 2018), May F E Denton in household of Norman F Denton, San Juan Election Precinct 3, San Juan, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 28-15, sheet 2B, line 73, family 53, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4356.

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3B2-B7Z : 10 March 2018), May Denton, 05 Feb 1955; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 2373, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,033,442.

Norman Frederick Denton (husband of May Frances Elizabeth Smith)

Norman Frederick Denton (1894–1972); Birth: 2 JAN 1894, Port Dover, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada; Death: 1 SEP 1972, Seattle, Washington, USA (ancestry.ca).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZB-P3Q : 11 March 2018), Norman Frederick Denton and May Frances Elizabeth Smith, 20 Jul 1920; citing Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12905, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,874.

“Washington, Western District, Naturalization Records, 1853-1957”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGPL-D2CF : 16 March 2018), Norman Frederick Denton, 1925.

“Washington, Western District, Naturalization Records, 1853-1957”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGPL-X7WW : 16 March 2018), Norman Frederick Denton, 1925.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC3F-DPZ : accessed 1 July 2018), Norman F Denton, Seattle, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 210, sheet 31A, line 23, family 266, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2504; FHL microfilm 2,342,238.

“Washington, Western District, Naturalization Records, 1853-1957”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGPL-9KR7 : 16 March 2018), Norman Frederick Denton, 1932.

“Washington, Western District, Naturalization Records, 1853-1957”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGPL-W7P1 : 16 March 2018), Norman Frederick Denton, 1932.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9SZ-9QL : accessed 1 July 2018), Norman F Denton, San Juan Election Precinct 3, San Juan, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 28-15, sheet 2B, line 72, family 53, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4356.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJT-6B7R : 17 October 2017), Norman Frederick Denton, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Washington Death Index, 1965-2014,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLWM-FJG6 : 13 July 2017), Norman F Denton, 01 Sep 1972, King, Washington, United States; from the Department of Health, Death Index, 1907-1960; 1965-2014, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives (https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/472 : n.d.); Citing Washington State Department of Health.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J1TG-KMC : 19 May 2014), Norman  Denton, Sep 1972; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Adelaide Marguerite Smith (daughter of James Arthur Smith)

Adelaide Marguerite Smith (1895–1952); Birth: 22 JUL 1895, Vancouver, British Columbia; Death: 2 MAR 1952, Victoria, British Columbia (ancestry.ca).

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1895-09-417444; Adelaide Smith; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13804; GSU Microfilm Number: 2115625; date of birth: July 22, 1895; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/eec4a878-d1d7-4e36-9d0e-28350daa66d3.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-137 : 18 March 2018), Adelaide Smith in household of Catherine Smith, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MK1M : 16 March 2018), Adalade Smith in entry for James Smith, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8K-RWL : 11 March 2018), John Terence Flanagan and Adelaide Margaret Smith, 17 Aug 1921; citing Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12907, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,870.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRH-9YR : 8 November 2017), Adelaide Marguerite Flanagan, 1952.

John Terence Flanagan (husband of Adelaide Marguerite Smith)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8K-RW5 : 11 March 2018), John Terence Flanagan and Adelaide Margaret Smith, 17 Aug 1921; citing Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12907, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,870.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5D-KVV : 8 November 2017), John Terence Flanagan, 1950.

Gordon Ashley Smith

Gordon Ashley Smith (1897–1919); Birth: 5 JUN 1897, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 26 OCTOBER 1919, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

British Columbia Birth Registrations: Registration Number: 1897-09-417448; Gordon Ashley Smith; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13804; GSU Microfilm Number: 2115625; date of birth: June 5, 1897; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/bb9f16ad-5a95-49d9-a08e-7750db8092ef.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-13W : 18 March 2018), Gordon Smith in household of Catherine Smith, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MK19 : 16 March 2018), Gordon Smith in entry for James Smith, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZT-JVV : 11 March 2018), Gordon Ashley Smith and Zella Maude Sparks, 15 Jun 1918; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11389, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,110.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL23-WRH : 8 November 2017), Gordon Ashley Smith, 1919.

George Albert Sparks (father of Zella Maude Sparks)

George Albert Sparks (1862–1940); Birth: 9 AUGUST 1862, Newfoundland; Death 23 NOVEMBER 1940 • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Maria English (mother of Zella Maude Sparks)

Maria English (1863–1957); Birth: 8 MAY 1863, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada; Death: 8 JANUARY 1957, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

Zella Maude Sparks (wife of Gordon Ashley Smith)

Zella Maude Sparks (1897–1936); Birth: 3 MAY 1897, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada; Death: 21 JULY 1936, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (ancestry.ca).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZT-JVF : 11 March 2018), Gordon Ashley Smith and Zella Maude Sparks, 15 Jun 1918; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11389, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,110.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD88-6LF : 11 March 2018), Frederick Ernest Bentley and Zella Maude Smith, 05 Nov 1924; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13747, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,317.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLT-29N : 8 November 2017), Zella Maude Bentley, 1936.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-SNMH : 13 December 2015), Zella Maude Bentley, 1936; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26298456, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26298456: “Zella Maude Bentley; Birth: unknown; Death: 21 Jul 1936; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: JONES/*/37/012/0009A; Memorial ID: 26298456.”

Frederick Ernest Bentley (husband of Zella Maude Sparks)

Frederick Ernest Bentley 1 (1881–1959); Birth: 19 SEP 1881, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada; Death: 6 DEC 1959, Vancouver, British Columbia (ancestry.ca).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD88-6LV : 11 March 2018), Frederick Ernest Bentley and Zella Maude Smith, 05 Nov 1924; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13747, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,317.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5P-1M9 : 8 November 2017), Fred Ernest Bentley, 1959; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/026b0e89-e575-409f-aff6-6d77ceeaff06.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-SF14 : 13 December 2015), Frederick Ernest Bentley, 1959; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26298455, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26298455: “Frederick Ernest Bentley; Birth: unknown; Death: 6 Dec 1959; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: JONES/*/37/012/0009A; Memorial ID: 26298455.”

David Ashley Smith

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1901-09-417447; David Ashley Smith; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13911; GSU Microfilm Number: 2116338; date of birth: May 8, 1901; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/754b2655-5574-48ea-9352-30df7cf93608.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MK1S : 16 March 2018), David Smith in entry for James Smith, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, David Smith in household of James A Smith, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 2.Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB3-35B : 8 November 2017), David Ashley Smith, 1973.

Ida Margaret Thirkell (wife of David Ashley Smith)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FDH-CGZ : 1 October 2014), Ida Margaret Thirkell, 1903; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Darlington, Durham, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWHH-RB6 : 3 August 2017), Ida Margaret Thirkell in household of Eugene Carter Tomkins, Middleton St George, , Durham, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

1921 Canada Census, Ida A Thirkell [indexed as Ida A Thickett] in household of Leonard Thirkell [indexed as Leonard Thickett];  Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 11. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8S-BWP : 11 March 2018), David Ashley Smith and Ida Margaret Thirkell, 02 Aug 1923; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13745, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,227.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1995-09-010277; Ida Margaret Smith; date of death: May 13, 1995; place of death: West Vancouver; age at death: 91; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0bd8fc0c-7f31-402c-8f58-e1d621fa8c43; medical certificate of death; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/7c18649a-7d55-4e10-bd1e-4b47fd67d724.