Fonds MS 10 - Smythe family fonds

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Smythe family fonds

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  • Textual record
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6 cm of textual records
1 photograph

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Edward Baring Smythe (Ted) was born in Kingston, Ontario in 1886. His son, Edward Baring Smythe was born in Mexico in 1923, but was registered as a British subject. He came to Canada in 1931, the year his mother died, and lived in Montreal with his brother John and father Edward, who worked at the bank of Montreal until 1935, when his father was transferred to Sault St. Marie. Edward Sr. (Ted) died in 1941. Edward and John moved to Kingston, Ontario to live with an aunt until he joined the air force circa 1942. He became a warrant officer first class and served overseas in England, India, and Burma until 1945. Upon discharge, Edward moved to Victoria where he died in 2005.

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Donated by John Smythe in 2007.

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Fonds consists of the textual records of Smythe family, Edward Sr. (Ted) and Edward Jr., from 1916-[after 1948]. Includes correspondence, certificates, logbook, map, historical calendar, publication, clippings, ephemera, and photographs.

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Osoyoos Museum Society

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Created December 17, 2009

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