Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Arthur Cusson (1873-1948)
Lumber merchant, municipal official.
Born at L’Assomption, Quebec on 10 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 was also proprietor of the Cusson Block.
He was married twice, first on 25 January 1904 to Marie Louise Couture (1883-1922) at St. Boniface with whom he had two daughters, Cecile Cusson (1910-?) and Anne Marie Cusson (1915-2003, wife of Joseph Nadeau). On 8 September 1926, he married widow Florestine Belanger Couture (1877-1950). 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-President of Association d’Education when it was founded in 1916.
1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.
Death registrations [Marie Louise Cusson, Florestine Cusson], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registration [Anne Marie Cusson, Joseph Nadeau], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Ex-alderman, J. A. Cusson dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 April 1948, page 3.
“J. Arthur Cusson, ex-alderman, dies at St. Boniface,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 April 1948, page 22.
“J. A. Cusson buried at St. Boniface,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1948, page 19.
Obituary [Mrs. J. A. Cusson], Winnipeg Tribune, 5 January 1950, page 23.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 July 2022