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Magee, Fred Osborne
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March 29, 1876 - November 1, 1960
Fred Magee was born in Point Grey, BC to Hugh (originally from Ireland) and Isabella (nee Crawford, formerly of Scotland). He came to Squamish in 1895 where his brother George was living. He married Ione Smith (born in 1886) and together they had 5 sons (Fred, Cameron, Leslie, David, and Robert) and 4 daughters (Ione Matheson, Edith Magee, Irene Tite, and Hilda Dublack).
From 1900 to 1910 he owned a second house on Main Street. He had a dairy farm where Weldwood Sawmill is now located.
In November 1904 he packed equipment from Squamish to the fish hatchery at Owl Creek. He later herded cattle to railway construction camps from Squamish to Pemberton.
Fred died and was bured in Squamish on November 1, 1960. Ione Maee died at age 87 on October 4, 1974.
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Fred was a School Board Trustee from 1909 to 1910.
He was honoured for being a native son of BC and for having lived in Squamish before 1910 in August 1958.
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Squamish Public Library, Squamish Files: Prominent Names.
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