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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Jefferous Beaubier (1830-1915)

Click to enlargeFarmer, hotelier.

Born in County Wexford, Ireland on 31 January 1830, son of John and Elizabeth Beaubier. The family emigrated to Canada in 1842 and settled in Leeds County, Ontario. He farmed in the area, and also near St. Marys, Ontario, for thirty years and operated a hotel at Park Hill for six years. He came to Manitoba in 1880 and, two years later, opened the Beaubier House at Brandon. He conducted the business until 1891.

On 26 October 1854, he married Eliza Jane Cathcart. They had eleven children: three boys and eight girls, including David Wilson Beaubier. He was father-in-law of William J. Young.

He died at Brandon on 24 March 1915.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Called to the Bar: An Historical Geography of Beverage Rooms in Brandon, 1881-1966 by Doug Ramsey and John Everitt, Manitoba History, Number 56, October 2007.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 April 2010

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