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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Ebenezer Dykes (1870-1946)


Born at Sunderland, England on 2 January 1870, son of Andrew and Jessie Dykes, he came to Canada in 1882. Four years later, he came to Winnipeg on an orphan train and was endentured to J. H. Ashdown. Joining the Ashdown Hardware Company, he later became the firm’s representative in Alberta, manager of its wholesale branch in Winnipeg, then was appointed Vice-President and Director. He retired from active service in March 1943 but continued as director. As a young man, he was an active high wheel bicycle rider, winning the Manitoba championship one year. On 16 October 1895, he married Frances Anna Hazelwood (1877-1942) at Winnipeg. They had no children. He was a member of the AF & AM (Prince Rupert Lodge), Khartum Shrine, and Carleton Club. He died at his Winnipeg home, 72 Niagara Street, on 28 November 1946 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Mrs. A. E. Dykes funeral Tuesday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 December 1942, page 9.

“Andrew Dykes, J. H. Ashdown director, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 November 1946. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

We thank Joan Guetschow for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2019

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