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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Aikenhead (1857-1910)

Farm, implement dealer.

Born in Huron County, Ontario on 25 December 1857, son of John Aikenhead and Margaret Ross, he was educated at local public schools. He emigrated to Manitoba in 1879 and took up a homestead twelve miles north of the present site of Carberry, Manitoba. He farmed for 17 years and, in 1895, rented his farm and moved into Carberry where he started an agricultural implements business. In 1884, he married Mary Ross of Huron County, Ontario. They had five children: Percy Amos Aikenhead (b 1885), Laura M. Aikenhead (b 1886), Margaret Jane Aikenhead (b 1888), Eviline Lilian Aikenhead (b 1896), and John Dudley Aikenhead (b 1902). He died at Carberry on 18 March 1910.

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Death registration for J. Aikenhead, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 October 2008

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