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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Lee Houkes (1868-?)

Click to enlargeMarble and granite dealer.

Born in Bradford, England on 4 January 1868, he apprenticed as a stone cutter before emigrating to Australia in 1887. Returning to England fifteen months later, he then moved to Canada in 1890 and settled in Ontario. Soon after he relocated to Manitoba where he lived for three years at Brandon then, in 1895, he came to Winnipeg and entered into the marble and granite business of Hooper, Houkes & Company.

He married Amelia Charlotte Harland in 1894. They had three children: Lily May Houkes (born Brandon, 1895), Arthur Edward Houkes (born Winnipeg, 1896), and Gladys Annie Houkes (born Winnipeg, 1900). He was a member of the Maccabees.

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 November 2008

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