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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Arthur Cusson (1873-1948)

Lumber merchant, municipal official.

Born at L’Assomption, Quebec on 9 April 1873, he came to Manitoba in 1878 and was one of the first students of the St. Boniface College. Founder of the Cusson Lumber Company, he was active in business until 1943. He served as a St. Boniface alderman from 1893 to 1894, 1903 to 1904, and 1906 to 1921. He served as President of La Societe St. Jean-Baptiste and Vice-Presidnet of Association d’Education when it was founded in 1916. He died at his St. Boniface home at 644 Aulneau Street on 9 April 1948, one day short of his 75th birthday, and was buried in the St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery. He is commemorated by Cusson Street.


“Ex-alderman, J. A. Cusson dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 April 1948, page 3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2012

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