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Memorable Manitobans: François Dauphinais (1815-1889)

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François Dauphinais
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Métis leader.

Born in the North West Territories on 1 January 1815, son of Michel Genton dit Dauphinais (1781-1858) and Victoire Oullette (c1790-?), he was a member of the Council of Assiniboia, Provisional Government of Assiniboia and, from 1871 to 1876, of the short-lived Legislative Council.

He was married twice, first around 1840 to Françoise Paul (1817-1880) with whom he had ten children: Alexis Dauphinais (1840-1922), Marie Dauphinais (1845-?, wife of Charles Morin), Casimir Dauphinais (1846-1919), Pierre Dauphinais (c1848-1921), William Dauphinais (1851-?), Marie Flavie Dauphinais (1854-?, wife of Josue Breland, daughter-in-law of Pascal Bréland), Daniel Dauphinais (1856-1856), Patrice Dauphinais (1858-1938), Clemence Dauphinais (1860-?), and Marguerite Dauphinais (1863-?). On 27 November 1882, he married Marguerite Morin (?-?).

He died at St. John, Dakota Territory (now North Dakota) on 15 February 1889.

See also:

Events in Manitoba History: Louis Riel and his Councillors (June 1870)


François Dauphinais, Family Group Sheet [Paul Sash].

We thank Paul Sash for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Brian Cyr and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2021

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