James Albert Manning Aikins (1851-1929) was a Winnipeg-based lawyer who represented Lord Brassey during negotiations to buy Bell Farm lands in the late 1880s and early 1890s.
He was a fairly regular visitor to the Indian Head-Qu'Appelle area, either on business or for pleasure, joining in various duck hunting expeditions in the Qu'Appelle Valley.
James Aikins was prominently featured in the "Winnipeg Tribune" obituary notice for Katherine Bell on Oct. 16, 1895 when the special CPR train carrying her remains and Major Bell arrived in Winnipeg en route to Brockville, Ontario.
Memorable Manitobans: http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/aikins_jam.shtml
"Winnipeg Tribune": 16 Oct., 1895 - Remains of Mrs. Bell.
Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Frank Korvemaker, Regina, Sask.