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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Joseph Camper (1841-1916)


Born at Morlaix, France in 1841, he emigrated to Canada in 1870 and spent over 30 years working as a missionary in Manitoba. He founded the Camperville Mission in 1887 and worked at the St. Boniface Industrial School (1901-1904). He died at Fort Alexander in 1916.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

St. Boniface Industrial School, St. Boniface Historical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 June 2021

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