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Memorable Manitobans: Percy Harold Stokes (c1892-1960)

Civil servant.

He came to Manitoba in 1912 and was employed in the government customs department for 32 years, retiring in 1957. During the First World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy. He served as President of the Manitoba Museum, and was a life member of the Manitoba Natural History Society and a member of the Theosophical Society for more than 40 years. He died at Winnipeg on 6 August 1960.


“P. H. Stokes, former Manitoba Museum head, dead at 68”, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 August 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 52]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 December 2011

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