George Alexander Eakins (1877-1957)
Born in Strathroy, Ontario on 01 September 1877, he came to Manitoba and attended Manitoba College. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1910 and moved to Minnedosa. In 1915, he was appointed a crown attorney for the northern judicial district. He was later made a King’s Counsel (1927). He was a Bencher (1919-1937) and Life Bencher (1937-1957) of the Law Society of Manitoba. He retired in 1941.
On 23 November 1911, he married May Jeannette Kenney (1884-1965) and they subsequently had four children: Grace Isabel Eakins (1912-?, wife of J.A. Fraser), Paris Richmond Eakins (1914-1942), Gordon William Eakins (1916-?), and George Douglas Eakins (1918-?). He served a term on the Minnedosa town council and was a Chairman of the Minnedosa Hospital Board. He was a member of the AF & AM (Prince of Wales Lodge).
He died at Brandon on 03 January 1957 and was buried in the Minnedosa Cemetery.
Reprinted with permission from Manitoba Historical Society.
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