John Aikins

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John Somerset Aikins (1850 — May 5, 1911[1]) was a realtor, financier and political figure in Manitoba. He represented Rockwood from 1879 to 1883 in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba as a Liberal-Conservative.

He was the son of James Cox Aikins and was educated at Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto. He came west in 1875, settling in Winnipeg in 1879.[1] With his brother James Albert, he was involved in the operation of the Manitoba and North West Loan Company, which had been established by his father.[2] In 1887, Aikins married Abby Lemira, the daughter of Charles Carroll Colby. He served as a director for the Winnipeg General Hospital. Aikins died in Winnipeg.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "John Somerset Aikins (1850-1911)". Memorable Manitobans. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  2. ^ Fong, William (2008). J.W. McConnell: Financier, Philanthropist, Patriot. McGill-Queen's Press. p. 607. ISBN 0773532706. Retrieved 2012-10-01.