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Memorable Manitobans: Jacques Parent (1862-1918)

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Jacques Parent
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Pioneer, MLA (1914-1915), MLA (1916-1918).

Born at Rimouski, Quebec in September 1862. Coming west in 1886, he became a locomotive fireman on the Winnipeg-Emerson railway line. Later he acquired property in the west and settled at Letellier. On 28 May 1894, he married Odille Henry (?-?). They had five children: Jacques Henri Parent (1895-?), Florentine Parent (1898-?), Ambroise Parent (1903-?), Mestor Parent (1906-?), and Ida Blanche Adelaide Parent (1908-?). In 1914, he was elected Conservative MLA for Morris and was re-elected in 1915. He served until his death, which occurred at Rochester, Minnesota on 6 February 1918. He is commemorated by Parent Street in Winnipeg.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Member for Morris dies at Rochester”, Manitoba Free Press, 7 February 1918, page 7.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 June 2018

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