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Memorable Manitobans: Roger Marion (1846-1920)

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Roger Marion
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MLA (1886-1888), MLA (1888-1892), MLA (1896-1899).

Born at York Factory on 5 August 1846, son of Narcisse Marion and Marie Bouchard, he was educated at the Collége de Saint-Boniface. He worked for several years at the trading post of Charles Bottineau in Dakota Territory, after the 1862 Sioux Massacre. He was later employed by the Customs Service (1872-1876), then served as Manitoba License Commissioner (1879-1885). He was a St. Boniface alderman (1883-1886), then Mayor of St. Boniface (1887-90). He was elected Conservative MLA for Carillon in 1886, 1888, and 1896, but defeated in 1892 (by one vote) and 1899. In 1891 he was elected President of the Union Métisse St. Joseph. On 31 July 1873, he married Julienne Carriere (?-?), daughter of Francois Carriere. They had six daughters, three of whom became nuns, and two sons. He died at St. Boniface on 13 April 1920. He is commemorated by Marion Street in Winnipeg.


A Political Manual of the Province of Manitoba and the North-West Territories by J. P. Robertson, Winnipeg: Call Printing Company, 1887.

John Alexander Gemmill (editor), The Canadian Parliamentary Companion, 1887.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 October 2018

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