Front row: Dr. McLean, George Eckerman, Wiggs O'Neill, Russel Smith, Bill Griffiths, Joe "Coffee", John Hetherington, J. Manley, John Gould, Sandy Gazley, and Ole Olson.
Among the baseball players: Billy Wallace, Ed Kenney, Mike Sweeney, Jack McKay (Cowley jersey), and George Durham (far right).
Mrs. J Manley (far left), Jim Kennedy and Mrs. Hazel Stickney are both on the far right.
Postcards and another print also exist.
John Gray conducted many bands in the area between 1911 and the 1930's. He eventually built and owned Gray's Jewellry on Main Street in Smithers. His wife's name was Janety and he had five children, Alex, Mary, Ethel, Mary and Florence. He died in 1942.
Written on the back: "What do you think of our band. Sunday was their first performance and they were really wonderful. Fred Cook is under the tree with a x on his hat. Wanna's beau is at the back with a hat on. Ernie's partner Jim with the x above his cap. Alex Gray is in front with a x on his shirt. This was taken at Lake Kathlyn while waiting for the Seattle Alaska caravan to come from Hazelton. I think ever son of a gun in Smithers was down there."
From another source: Doodson is to the far right, wearing a hat. Pop Gray is in the front in a dark suit. Clarey Goodacre is next to Pop in a white shirt. Fred Fowler is on the tuba; Alex Gray is the drummer. John Maxwell "Dad" Collison is standing in the back row, leftmost person in the back row, his head sticking up with a cap on and holding a tuba or euphonium. Right back with George Bowie (a telegraphist) playing the trumpet next to Doodson. Bill Grant worked with Doodson. Alfred Barfred's father Ralph was a dentist. Graham Collison is the boy to the left of John Maxwell "Dad" Collison seated immediately to the left of the gentleman dressed in black with the black hat on. On the right side of the picture are Reg (Reginald John) Collison, and Don (Donald Wallace) Collison. Reg Collison is seated their from their right (just to the left past a moving small boy), holding a trumpet, while a man believed to be Don Collison is seated fifth from the righ, slouched over and looking out of the picture. He also seems to be holding a trumpet.
Empress News was a confectionary/corner store run by NP Moran. Jimmy Girling was a "patriotic englishman" and was one of the first to volunteer for WW1. His Rooming House was fifty cents a bed and was also known as Smithers Rooming House or Jimmie's Place of Rest and was located on Alfred Street. The Anglican Church was built in 1915 and was on First Ave.
Two views by Killam of Smithers have been given the same identifer, to clarify, we have further assigned them as A & B. Both views have been taken from the hill behind the railway.
P0105a.: In this view Main Street is at left, and the Grand Trunk Pacific turnhouse is at right.The Empress News building is the first building on Main Street, at right. An 'x' marks the Anglican Church at middle right.
P105B - Main Street is to the right in this view. Written on the back of this photograph is 'Biglow's Store, Charlie Morris's Restaurant, Jimmie Girling Boarding House'
Angus McLean was born in 1878 in Ontario and reached Smithers in 1912. He married in 1914 and had a son (Angus) in 1916. Chisholm's Hardware was run by Mr. Chisholm and was located on Main and 3rd Avenue.
Written on back of photo:
"1st car ?
Scnd car Billy Henry & Walter Noel
All Model T Fords right hand drive
In front Alexander Chisholm's Hardware, 1916
Angus McLean white shirt"
Angus McLean is identified as the man in the white shirt in the second car from right.
Slim (Jim) McKinnon was run over by his team at this fair. He also ran a sawmill with Happy Turner. George Storey and his wife Olive lived in Evelyn. They had four children (Ed, Laurie, Kitty, and Mac) and they came to Evelyn in 1924. George was the postmaster and Olive was his assistant. She died in 1978 and he died in 1969.
Written on back:
"Sm Fall Fair
George Storey Slim (Jim) McKinnon (run over by his team) Charlie Sieh"