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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Arksey Family Memorial (RM of Lakeview)

The Arksey family moved to Canada from England in the 1830s, settling in the Whitby, Ontario area. Thomas and Mary Arksey’s son John moved to Manitoba, settling first on the Portage Plains near Macdonald then moving to the Langruth area in 1901. John, his wife Margaret, and their four children made their home on this site in the southwest quarter of 5-16-9 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Lakeview. The yard site served as a stopping place for weary travelers on the highway. In time, John’s son Jack and his wife Maude would raise their nine sons in the same yard. In 2009, the centennial year of the Langruth community, the land remains in the Arksey name.

In June 1942, Jack and Maude’s son Walter was reported missing in action and presumed dead in World War Two action. He is commemorated at Viroflay New Communal Cemetery near Versailles, France. In 2006, Master Corporal Timothy J. Wilson, son of Jane and Dale Wilson, great-great-grandson of John Arksey, died while serving with the Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry in Afghanistan. Tim was raised just a half mile from this site and is buried in the military cemetery in Brandon, Manitoba.

Arksey Family Memorial (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.33020, W98.68022
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 April 2012

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