I'm pretty sure you mean James h/o Margaret Fraser a crofter and baptist lay preacher. I just got photos of his farm upper Smithton. I realize you don't want me but Thomas Powrie and his son James, but i'll have to see if their email address is still current.
Raymond and Thomas are both in the Canadian Education system,so I'll use my emails and directory for Canada, while you write back to confirm, who you want to know about.
Robert Wallace Oliver and Rebecca whylie had 9 children that I know of, frances mary oliver married james powrie, jane married thomas powrie.
private robert james oliver powrie was in WWI.
Attended agricultural college in Winnipeg and established farm at Anniniboia in 1930.
Registration number 2129954. Robert James Oliver Powrie, present address, Elton, Manitoba was assigned the military number 515072 JC. His date of birth was 30 Oct 1896 and place was also Elton, Manitoba, Canada. He was single and listed Methodist. His occupation was Farmer and he lists his father, James Powrie, as next of kin. The address for next of kin was Elton Post Office, Manitoba. His distiquishing physical include his age, 21 years, 6 months, his height of 5 foot 9 inches. He is listed as having a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair. His right thumb is listed as missing. He enlisted at the Manitoba Regiment, 1st Battalion, Canadian Engineers on May 7, 1918. B irth off Vital records website for Manitoba