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Memorable Manitobans: Bernard T. Axelson (1873-?)

Businessman, farmer.

Born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1873, son of Erickson Axelson and Louise Peterson, he worked on his father's farm then worked as a store clerk before emigrating to Canada in 1893 and working on a construction gang of the Canadian Pacific Railway. He worked for two years as a stone mason then farmed for fourteen years before renting out the farm and moving to Elkhorn where he sold agricultural implements and automobiles.

In 1896 he married Elizabeth Dahl of Elkhorn. They had four children: Mildred Axelson, Dorothy Axelson, Bernice Axelson, and Edward Axelson. He served for a year on the Elkhorn village council and was a member of the COF.


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: 30 December 2008

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