Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Baril (1851-1927)
Notary public, civil servant.
Born at St. Didace, Quebec on 10 July 1851, he attended the Jacques Cartier Normal School at Quebec City then studied law at McGill University. He taught school in Montreal for nine years before moving to St. Jean Baptiste in 1885 where he worked as a Notary Public and financial agent. For 26 years, he was Secretary-Treasurer of the Rural Municipality of Montcalm. In 1912, the Manitoba government employed him to administer the estates of insane persons.
On 9 July 1883, he married Emma Morin dit Valcourt (1861-1930) at Montreal, Quebec and they subsequently had twelve children: Anna Baril, Rebecca Baril, Francesca Baril, Thomas Baril, Albert Baril, Albertine Baril, Emma Baril, Louis-Philippe Baril, Antoinette Baril, Albina Baril, Antonio Baril, and Marie-Jeanne Baril.
He died at his St. Boniface home, 523 Ritchot Street, on 30 November 1927 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Joseph Baril, here since '85, passes away,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 December 1927, page 6.
We thank Richard Girouard for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 January 2022