Oakes, Harry, Sir
Born: Dec 23, 1874 AD
Died: 1943 AD, at 68 years of age.
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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