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Memorable Manitobans: Mike Sokolowiski (?-1919)


Little is known about him apart from his death, on 21 June, in the midst of a melee in front of Winnipeg City Hall during a demonstration connected with the Winnipeg General Strike. He was shot through the heart. According to one newspaper account he was of Austrian birth and lived with a wife and three children at 552 Henry Avenue. That same account had him shot while in the act of throwing a stone at the Mounted Police.

More information:

Mike Sokolowiski, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XIV, 951-52.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 27 April 2008

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