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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph H. Prefontaine (1859-?)

Click to enlargeFarmer, MLA (1903-1907).

He and his wife Georginie Senecal (1864-?) came from Beloeil, Quebec and settled on a farm near St. Eustache, Manitoba where he raised horses and twelve children. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of St. Francois Xavier from 1901 and 1903, and a member of the Manitoba Legislature from 1903 to 1907. In later years he served on the council for the Rural Municipality of Cartier.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Our First Hundred Years: A History of St. Francois-Xavier Municipality. St. Francois-Xavier Municipality Historical Committee, 1980. Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.S234, page 264.

Page revised: 10 December 2009

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