Albert William (Bill) Vinson was born in Basingtoke, England on May 26, 1909 and immigrated to Nova Scotia in April, 1910. Vinson was Game Warden in Smithers, B.C., from November 1, 1946 to August 31, 1948. Vinson also owned and operated Smithers Second Hand Store until it burned down on February 2, 1949. During 1948, he was a polling station Deputy Returning Officer. On November 8, 2011, Vinson passed away in Prince George, B.C. For further information, see finding aid.
Scope and Content
Fonds is organized into five series, reflecting Vinson’s various endeavours:
1. Personal records
2. Smithers Second Hand Shop
3. Game Warden
4. Deputy Return Officer
Records include correspondence, receipts, forms, personal documents and reports.
No original order exists and the arrangment is an artificial one produced by the Archivist (March 2017).