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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Ogg (1924-1950)

Accountant, flood fighter.

Born and raised in Winnipeg’s West End, after graduating from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate, he studied accounting at the University of Manitoba. His education was interrupted by service in the Royal Winnipeg Rifles during the Second World War. He graduated in 1949 and established his own accounting firm. During the Winnipeg flood of 1950, he and fellow members of the Optimists Club spent a great deal of time sandbagging. On the evening of 6 May 1950, several of them were shoring up a home at 357 Kingston Crescent when the dike along the Red River broke. He was swept into the basement and drowned. His body was recovered two days later and buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

“Water sweeps man to death,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 May 1950, page 1.

“Flood victim’s body recovered by diver,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 May 1950, page 20.

Alfred Ogg: Winnipeg’s Only Fatality of the 1950 Flood - West End Dumplings.

This page was prepared by Christian Cassidy.

Page revised: 2 June 2014

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