Memorable Manitobans: Elzéar Goulet (1836-1870)
Born at St. Boniface, he was educated there. A member of the military tribunal that condemned Thomas Scott, on 13 September 1870 he was attacked by a mob of Canadian volunteers from the Wolseley Expedition, who forced him with stones to the river, where he drowned. His recovered body indicated he had been struck in the head with a stone. Goulet was apparently an American citizen, a result of his serving as a mail carrier from Pembina to Upper Fort Garry from 1860 to 1869.
Father of Roger Goulet.
He is commemorated by a Park in the St. Boniface area of Winnipeg.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 8 August 2016
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