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Memorable Manitobans: Henry James Bickle (1862-1951)

Businessman.

Born at Dungannon, Ontario on 4 March 1862, he went to Gladstone in 1896 where he opened a harness and leather goods business. He moved to Portage la Prairie in 1908 where he went into the real estate and insurance field. In 1913, he opened a similar business at The Pas in partnership with his eldest son Frank. In 1885, he married Annie Elizabeth Pentland (1863-1933) and they had six children: Henry Alexander Leslie “Frank” Bickle, Winnifred Jane Bickle (1891-1966), Mary Bickle (1892-?), Annie Ruby Bickle (1895-1980), Margaret Beryl Bickle (1897-1985), and Warner Pentland Bickle (1903-1982). He died at Portage la Prairie on 20 July 1951 and was buried in the Portage Hillside Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bickle House (47 Dennis Street East, Gladstone, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bailey and Bickle Block (41 Morris Street North, Gladstone)

Sources:

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Pioneer resident Henry J. Bickle passes at home,” Portage la Prairie Leader, 26 July 1951, page 5.

Obituary [Annie Ruby Bickle], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 October 1980, page 88.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 July 2017

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