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Memorable Manitobans: Francois Antoine Larocque (1801-1815)

Fur trader.

He was a brother of Joseph Larocque. He married a daughter of Gabriel Cotté and had one son. He entered the service of the XY Company as a clerk in 1801, and was stationed on the Churchill River, at Fort des Prairies, and on the Red River. In 1804 he made a trip to the Mandans. He retired from the fur trade in 1815 and settled in Montreal, where he was elected to the Beaver Club.

Larocque spent his declining years at St. Hyacinthe, Lower Canada.

His journal was published as Journal of Larocque from the Assiniboine to the Yellowstone, 1805 edited by L. J. Burpee (Publications of the Canadian Archives, no. 3, Ottawa, 1910).

Sources:

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

Page revised: 17 October 2008

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