Smith, Sid B.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 774.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 774.

Sid B. Smith was the president of the Sid B. Smith Lumber Company. He lived at 1957 Pendrell Street from 1917 to 1920.

In 1920 he was the manager of Service Lumber Company.

He was not the same person as Sydney B. Smith, an accountant who lived at number 34, 840 Nelson Street in 1917.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 774.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 774.

 

Lumber Business in Manitoba

In 1911 Sid B. Smith was the general manager of British America Mills and Timber Company Limited in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Henderson Winnipeg Directory, 1911, page 490; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.3.12/508.html.

Henderson Winnipeg Directory, 1911, page 490; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.3.12/508.html.

Henderson Winnipeg Directory, 1911, page 490; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.3.12/1397.html.

Henderson Winnipeg Directory, 1911, page 490; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.3.12/1397.html.

 

Move to Vancouver

In 1915, Sid was preparing to move his company from Winnipeg to Vancouver.

By June 1915 he had established two companies in Vancouver, both named after him.

The Sid B. Smith Lumber Company initially had its office in the Bank of Ottawa Building at 602 West Hastings Street in Vancouver.

Canada Lumberman and Woodworker, June 1, 1915, page 32; https://archive.org/stream/canadianforjanjun1915donm/#page/n775/mode/1up.

Canada Lumberman and Woodworker, June 1, 1915, page 32; https://archive.org/stream/canadianforjanjun1915donm/#page/n775/mode/1up.

Soon they moved to the North-West Trust Building at 509 Richards Street.

By the fall of 1915, the companies had moved to the Dominion Building.

Western Lumberman, November 1915, page 23; https://archive.org/stream/westernlumberman1915#page/n466/mode/1up.

Western Lumberman, November 1915, page 23; https://archive.org/stream/westernlumberman1915#page/n466/mode/1up.

In mid-1916, the Sid B. Smith Lumber Company had a new sawmill at Lombard, British Columbia.

In the fall of 1916, Sid was the owner of the former Jackman Lumber Company at Lombard Station. In October 1916 a fire destroyed the Jackman Lumber plant.

Vancouver Daily World, October 16, 1916, page 11, column 2.

Vancouver Daily World, October 16, 1916, page 11, column 2.

In January 1917, a falling tree killed one of the company’s employees at the logging grounds near the Lombard Station.

The Chilliwack Progress, January 18, 1917, page 3, column 4.

The Chilliwack Progress, January 18, 1917, page 3, column 4.

Also in January 1917, another employee sued for damages for personal injuries.

Vancouver Daily World, January 20, 1917, page 2, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, January 20, 1917, page 2, column 4.

In July 1917, the debts of the Sid B. Smith Lumber Company had become unmanageable. The company filed a voluntary petition under the federal Winding-up Act.

Vancouver Daily World, July 19, 1917, page 7, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, July 19, 1917, page 7, column 3.

The court agreed to make the order to wind up the company.

Vancouver Daily World, July 20, 1917, page 9, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, July 20, 1917, page 9, column 3.

By September 1917, Sid was with Northwest Lumber and Commission Company Limited in Vancouver.

Western Lumberman, September 1917, page 23; https://archive.org/stream/westernlumberman1917#page/n432/mode/1up.

Western Lumberman, September 1917, page 23; https://archive.org/stream/westernlumberman1917#page/n432/mode/1up.

In November 1917, the court had to decide whether or not the provincial Crown and the Workmen’s Compensation Board would get priority over regular unsecured creditors of the Sid B. Smith Lumber Company Limited. The court granted priority to both the Crown and the board.

In re Sid B. Smith Lumber Company Limited (1917) 25 British Columbia Reports, page 126; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcreports/items/1.0357316#p165z-1r0f:

In re Sid B. Smith Lumber Company Limited (1917) 25 British Columbia Reports, page 126; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcreports/items/1.0357316#p165z-1r0f:

In 1918 the court ordered the liquidator of the company to join one of the company’s former employees in an action against an insurance company.

Vancouver Daily World, May 17, 1918, page 10, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, May 17, 1918, page 10, column 4.

By the fall of 1918, the liquidator was declaring interim dividends of 25 to 35 per cent.

In 1919 and 1920, Sid was the manager of Service Lumber Company.

Western Lumberman, September 1919, page 11; https://archive.org/stream/westernlumberman1919#page/n586/mode/1up.

Western Lumberman, September 1919, page 11; https://archive.org/stream/westernlumberman1919#page/n586/mode/1up.

In 1920, he sued the Gwilt Lumber Company for breach of contract.

Vancouver Daily World, March 30, 1920, page 13, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, March 30, 1920, page 13, column 4.

The results of this lawsuit are not available.

In 1920 and 1924, Sid was the secretary-treasurer of the Hudson Bay Mortgage Corporation.

Vancouver Daily World, July 26, 1920, page 18, column 7.

Vancouver Daily World, July 26, 1920, page 18, column 7.

Vancouver Daily World, February 2, 1924, page 29, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, February 2, 1924, page 29, column 3.

No further information is available for Sid B. Smith.