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Fonds AM1375 - William Walker Fraser family fonds

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William Walker Fraser family fonds

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AM1375

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  • 1828-1958 (Creation)
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    Fraser, William Walker

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  • 0.04 m of textual records
  • ca. 25 photographs

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William Walker Fraser was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1869 and died in Vancouver in 1940. He married Barbara Ann Mitchell in 1895 in Cairnton, Banchory. They had four children, Hugh Mitchell, Gertie (Shand), Dorothy Isabella McKenzie, and Barbara Ann Law (Cusden). William Walker Fraser was a china buyer. It is not known when the family arrived in Vancouver. However, in 1913 he was employed as a salesman at P. Harris & Co. in Vancouver. By 1916 he was working at the Hudson's Bay Company. According to the B.C. Directory, Fraser moved from the West End where in 1913 he resided at 956 Nicola Street and in1916 at 1752 Davie Street to York Avenue in Kitsilano in1918. By 1919 he had moved to 2906 West 6th. Street. Eventually the family lived at 3687 West 16th. Avenue.

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Fonds consists of vital records, correspondence, photographs, greeting cards and newspaper clippings of the William Walker Fraser family, including of grandparents who lived in Scotland.

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Donated by Kenny A. Hawley, June 2000

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