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Memorable Manitobans: Felix Chenier (1843-1910)

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Felix Chenier
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Lawyer, MLA (1875-1878).

Born at St. Hermes, Quebec on 19 January 1843, he studied law and practised as a notary public at La Chute. In 1870 he joined the Red River Expeditionary Force and when it disbanded he remained at Red River. In 1871 he was called to the Manitoba Bar and the same year was appointed Registrar of Deeds for the County of Marquette. In 1871 he married Marie Sarah Levina Poitras (?-?) of Belle Rivière, Quebec. There were three children, a son and two daughters. In December 1874, he was elected a member of the Manitoba Legislature for Baie St. Paul and served a single term. In 1885 he was nominated examiner of titles in the Winnipeg Land Titles Office where he remained until shortly before his death. He was an active member of the St. Jean Baptiste Society and a founding member of the Manitoba Historical Society. He died at his Winnipeg home on 20 November 1910 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery.


A Political Manual of the Province of Manitoba and the North-West Territories by J. P. Robertson, Winnipeg: Call Printing Company, 1887.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 21 November 1910, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 23 November 1910, page 5.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 October 2018

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