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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Arthur Edmond Leach (1875-1930)

Jeweller, optician.

Born in Ontario on 23 May 1875, son of Rev. John J. Leach and Emma Purkis, by 1901 he was working as a jeweller at Neepawa, Manitoba. In 1909, he was appointed to the first Board of Examiners of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists. On 9 January 1901, he was married to Alice Victoria Riesberry (1877-?) at Oxford, Ontario. They had three children: Audrey Edith Leach (b 1902), Mabel Olive Leach (1904-1908), and John Arthur Leach (b 1906), all born at Neepawa.

He died at Neepawa on 22 July 1930.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Page revised: 18 April 2009

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