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Memorable Manitobans: Albert G. Jackes (1844-1888)

Physician.

Born in Ontario in 1844, son of Franklin and Catherine Jackes, he graduated from the University of Toronto in 1864. He had further medical training at New York and St. Louis. He returned to Canada in 1869 in poor health, recuperating enough to accompany William McDougall to Manitoba later that year. He returned to Manitoba in 1871 and practised medicine at Portage la Prairie until 1873, when he moved to Winnipeg. His practice soon developed into one of the largest in the city. He was a witness to the signatures to the Lake Winnipeg Treaty in 1875, and was secretary to the Indian Treaty Commission in 1876 when treaties were made at Forts Carlton and Pitt. In 1877, he was a member of the First Convocation of the University of Manitoba. Later that year his health deteriorated again and he left the province seeking a change of climate. He returned later and practiced medicine as much as his frail health would permit. He died of bronchitis at Winnipeg on 8 February 1888, leaving a widow and one child.

Sources:

Early Doctors of Red River and Manitoba by Ross Mitchell, MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1947-48 Season.

“Dr. Jackes Dead”, Manitoba Free Press, 9 February 1888, page 4.

Death registration for A. G. Jackes [Jokes], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1851 Canada census, Ancestry.

1881 Canada census, FamilySearch.

Page revised: 13 December 2009

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