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Memorable Manitobans: Albert H. Oakes (1869-?)

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Real estate agent.

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Born in Vernon County, Wisconsin on 6 November 1869, son of Henry Oakes and Sarah Flannigan, he was educated at Valparaiso University (Indiana) and the principal high schools of Pembina County, North Dakota (1895-1900). He worked as a real estate agent at Grand Forks, North Dakota from 1900 to 1902 then came to Winnipeg in the latter year. He established the Oakes Land Company, based in the McArthur Building.

In 1899, he married Elspeth Emerson of St. Thomas, North Dakota. They had one son and one daughter. He was a member of the Canadian Club, and AF & AM. Recreation: motoring. Liberal. Congregationalist. In 1911, he lived at 217 Scotia Street, Winnipeg. He served as Vice-President and member of Executive Board for the Winnipeg Real Estate Exchange and a member of the board for the Knowles Home for Boys.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

“Ask for increase of grant,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 October 1912, page 11.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 September 2015

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