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Memorable Manitobans: Louis Napoleon Bétournay (1863-1919)

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Louis Napoleon Bétournay
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Civil servant.

Born in Quebec on 19 January 1863, son of Louis Bétournay, he was clerk of the county and surrogate courts for 36 years, and served as an Alderman and Mayor of St. Boniface (1898-1900). He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, and President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was married to Elmire Cyr, sister of Joseph Cyr. He died at his St. Boniface residence on 5 February 1919 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“L. N. Betournay court clerk 36 years, dies,” newspaper clipping dated 6 February 1919. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

“St. Boniface loses respected citizen,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 February 1919.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 April 2017

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