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Memorable Manitobans: William Lagimodiere (1859-1930)

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William Lagimodiere
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Farmer, municipal official, MLA (1888-1892), MLA (1900-1903), MLA (1903-1907).

Born on 29 April 1859, son of Elzear Lagimodiere and Sarah Goulet, great-grandson of J. B. Lagimodiere and Marie Anne Gaboury. He was educated at St. Boniface College, was appointed Secretary-Treasurer for the Rural Municipality of Tache in 1880, and took up farming in the Lorette area. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature in the 1888 general election, for the LaVerendrye constituency, serving a single term, then was elected again in 1900. In 1880, he married Lucien Genthon. They had three sons and five daughters. He died suddenly at his home at Lorette on 20 October 1930 and was buried in the Lorette Cemetery.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Venerable son of Manitoba expires,” Manitoba Free Press, 22 October 1930, page 3.

We thank Grant Anderson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 October 2013

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