Memorable Manitobans: Felix Chenier (1843-1910)
Lawyer, MLA (1875-1878).
Born at St. Hermes, Quebec on 19 January 1843, he studied law and practised as a notary public at La Chute. In 1870 he joined the Red River Expeditionary Force and when it disbanded he remained at Red River. In 1871 he was called to the Manitoba Bar and the same year was appointed Registrar of Deeds for the County of Marquette.
In 1871 he married Marie Sarah Levina Poitras of Belle Rivière, Quebec. There were three children.
From 1874 to 1878 Chenier was a member of the Manitoba Legislature for Baie St. Paul. In 1885 he was nominated examiner of titles in the Winnipeg Land Titles Office where he remained until shortly before his death. He was an active member of the St. Jean Baptiste Society, and a founding member of the Manitoba Historical Society.
He died on 2 November 1910.
A Political Manual of the Province of Manitoba and the North-West Territories by J. P. Robertson, Winnipeg: Call Printing Company, 1887.
Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.
Page revised: 18 July 2010
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