Memorable Manitobans: Henry James Bickle (1862-1951)
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.
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.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 July 2017
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