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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Bourke (1832-1899)

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Andrew Bourke
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Fur trader, MLA (1878-1879).

Born in the St. James Parish on 10 August 1832, son of John Palmer Bourke and Nancy Campbell (1792-1887), he worked as an independent fur trader and was elected to the Manitoba Legislature in the 1878 provincial general election. He was married twice, first on 21 January 1837 to Madeleine Lallemont dit Welsh (?-?) and they had eight children: John Palmer Bourke (1862-?), Edwin Bourke (1863-?), James Alexander Bourke (1865-?), Henry Bourke (1867-?), Sarah Bourke (1868-?), Andrew Henry Bourke (1870-?), Helene Bourke (1873-?), Etienne Bourke (1873). Around 1880, he married Angelique Chalifoux (?-?) and they had a son, Andre Bourke (1881-?). He died at St. Eustache on 8 September 1899 and was buried in the St. Francois Xavier Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Andrew Bourke, Legislative Assembly of Manitoba Metis Members, 12 January 2015.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 December 2020

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