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Oakes, Harry, Sir

Born: 1874 AD
Died: 1943 AD
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.