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Manitoba History No. 88
Manitoba
History

No. 88

Lieutenant Governor's History Award
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MHS Fundraising Dinner
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War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Manitoba Photographers: Percy Stuart Skuse (1882-1957)

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Percy S. Skuse
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Born at Middlesex, England on 13 February 1882, son of Rev. Thomas E. Skuse and Jane Mary Askew, he was orphaned in 1884 and was raised by Francis and Susan Whitehead. He studied animal husbandry at Wye Church College, in Kent, then spent his inheritance money on a sheep farm in Australia. Within a year he lost everything to drought then came to Canada in 1903. He worked his way across the country, working on railway construction and doing photography, being in western Manitoba from around 1905 to 1906. He had reached Victoria, British Columbia by 1914 where he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Following his military discharge, he moved to the United States where he worked as a photographer aboard cruise ships, married and had a family. He died at White Plains, New York on 20 April 1957.

Work location(s)

Year(s)

Address

c1905

Pope, Manitoba

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

This page was prepared by Chloe Bornstein and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 July 2016

Manitoba Photographers: 1858 to Present

A list of photographers who have worked in Manitoba, from 1858 to the present, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

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Gordon Goldsborough & Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.

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