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Memorable Manitobans: Narcisse Marion (1805-1877)


A Winnipeg blacksmith born in 1805, he was regarded as a “loyal” Métis. He claimed for $130.50 in damages from the compensation commission. Commissioner Johnson recommended him for $100 as a special case of hardship, writing, “His service to the insurgents in the Fort was certainly rendered reluctantly, and under a species of duress, tho’ not such as to entitle him strictly to compensation for imprisonment under the vote, as I understand it.” He died on 22 January 1877 and was buried in the yard of St. Boniface Cathedral.

Father of Roger Marion, father-in-law of Norman Wolfred Kittson.

See also:

Some Manitoba Women Who Did First Things by Lillian Beynon Thomas
MHS Transactions, Series 3, No. 4, 1947-48


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

We thank Paul Seaman for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 August 2020

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