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Oakes, Harry, Sir (1st Baronet Oakes)

Born: 1874 AD
Died: 1943 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Businessmen


1874 - Born on the 23rd of December in Sangerville, Maine.

1898 - He made his way to Alaska at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush in hopes of making his fortune as a Prospector.

1931 - He donated a 16-acre parcel of land, formerly a farmer's field.

       - He funded a make-work project and supplied tools to build a park.

1935 - He took British citizenship and for tax reasons lived in the Bahamas.

1939 - He was created a Baronet as a reward for his philanthropic endeavours there and in Britain.

1943 - He died on the 7th of July in Nassau, Bahamas.


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