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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Joseph Camper (1841-1916)

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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.

Sources:

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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