Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years

Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Arthur Edmond Leach (1875-1930)

Jeweller, optician.

Born in Ontario on 23 May 1875, son of Rev. John J. Leach and Emma Purkis, by 1901 he was working as a jeweller at Neepawa, Manitoba. In 1909, he was appointed to the first Board of Examiners of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists. On 9 January 1901, he was married to Alice Victoria Riesberry (1877-?) at Oxford, Ontario. They had three children: Audrey Edith Leach (b 1902), Mabel Olive Leach (1904-1908), and John Arthur Leach (b 1906), all born at Neepawa.

He died at Neepawa on 22 July 1930.


Birth and marriage registrations, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Page revised: 18 April 2009

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.