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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick W. Wicks (1875-?)

Businessman.

Born at Cockermouth, England on 3 June 1875, son of H. P. Wicks and Janette Hird, he studied in a private school at Keswick until the age of 16 when he took work as a clerk in a real estate office in London. Finding the salary too low, he emigrated to Canada and was a farmhand at Hamiota, Manitoba for a while before working as a bookkeeper and carpenter. In 1903 he moved to Shoal Lake where he opened an agricultural implements and livestock business as a manager for J. H. McLean.

On 20 September 1904, he married Eva McLean at Shoal Lake. They had two children: Frederick Oscar Wicks (b 1905) and Olga Marguerita Wicks (b 1906). The family attended the Anglican church. He was a member of the Masons (Shoal Lake Lodge) and President of the Shoal Lake Board of Trade.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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: 23 May 2010

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