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Memorable Manitobans: Noé (Noah) Chevrier (1846-1911)

Click to enlargeClothier, Senator.

Born at Rigaud, Vaudreuil County, Quebec, son of Alexandre Gauthier and Mathilde Chevrier, he was educated in Rigaud, then Ecôle de Bourget. He first married Isabella Johnston in Ottawa, 1880, who died in 1884. They had three children. He was married a second time to Miss A. McMullen, daughter of Hon. D. McMullen and they had two children.

Chevrier’s business career began with his father in the clothing business in Ottawa. He came to Winnipeg in 1871 and operated a clothing and fur business called “The Blue Store”. It was later carried on by his sons Horace Chevrier and Eudore Chevrier. He was appointed a Senator in January 1909.

He died at his Winnipeg home, 106 Balmoral Place, on 9 October 1911. He is commemorated by Chevrier Boulevard.

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

“Senator Chevrier has passed away”, Manitoba Free Press, 10 October 1911. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B5]

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 October 2010

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