Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Lucien Beaubien (1879-1971)
Born at Arthabaska, Quebec on 11 February 1879, son of Aimé Beaubien and Cordélia Hamel, brother of Joseph Thomas Beaubien, he attended school at St-Jean-Baptiste and operated a hotel at Hamiota for several years before returning to St-Jean-Baptiste and becoming a farmer there. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Montcalm in 1921. The same year, he was elected to the House of Commons for Provencher, defeating incumbent John Patrick Molloy, and was re-elected in 1925, 1926, 1930 and 1935. He was called to the Senate on 29 January 1940 and was, at the time of his retirement in 1969, the Liberal Party Whip.
On 13 January 1903, he married Annie Henderson (1885-1969) at Winnipeg. They had four children: Mary Helena Margaret Beaubien (1903-1984, wife of Paul LaBelle), Arthur Samuel Beaubien (1907-1961), Theresa Marie Beaubien (1913-1972, wife of Maurice Eyford), and May Gladys Patricia Beaubien (1920-?, wife of Charles Joseph Campbell).
Marriage registration [Arthur Lucien Beaubien, Annie Henderson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth registration [Mary Helena Margaret Beaubien, Arthur Samuel Beaubien, Theresa Beaubien, May Gladys Patricia Beaubien], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registration [Mary Beaubien, Paul Labelle], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registration [Theresa Marie Beaubien, Maurice Bogi Eyford], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registration [Patricia Gladys Beaubien, Charles Joseph Campbell], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Accident fatal for Beaubien,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 October 1961.
The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.
Obituary [Annie Beaubien], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 January 1969, page 23.
“Former senator A. L. Beaubien dies in St. Boniface at 92,” Brandon Sun, 23 March 1971, page 2.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 March 1971, page 41.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 19 February 2023