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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Francois Prud’homme (1866-1910)

Businessman.

Born at Beauharnois, Quebec in August 1866, he was educated at St. Therese College and worked after graduation as a clerk in a Beauharnois general store. In 1886 he moved to Manitoba, and shortly after his arrival became interested in both provincial and municipal affairs. Later he was appointed secretary of the Winnipeg branch of the Mutual Life Insurance Company. Next he opened a general store at St. Boniface. Subsequently he was appointed secretary of the Half-Breed Commission and in that capacity visited Athabaska, Peace River, Lesser Lake, and Slave Lake in company with the Indian Commission, in order to settle half-breed and Indian claims. He was appointed to a position in the school lands department at Winnipeg, which position he resigned shortly before his death.

In 1904 he married Elmira Charland (1875-?), daughter of Judge Charland of St. John, Quebec. They had two children: Alfred Jean Charland Prud’homme and André Prud’homme (b 1908). His half-brother was judge L. A. Prud’homme.

He died suddenly of heart disease on 2 July 1910 and was buried three days later in the St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 March 2011

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