Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Manitoba History No. 88

No. 88

Lieutenant Governor's History Award

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Doupe (1837-1910)

Click to enlarge

Joseph Doupe
Click to enlarge

Land surveyor.

Born at Napanee, Upper Canada (now Ontario) in 1837. He graduated from McGill University as a civil engineer in 1861. In 1871 Doupe came west, travelling by stage to St. Paul and northwards by steamer from Georgetown to Upper Fort Garry. He joined the Manitoba and North-West Territories Survey which had been interrupted by the 1869 Métis uprising. He remained with the government and the railways for over twenty years and carried out many important surveys. In 1893 he went into private practice. Married with three children, he was a founding member of the Manitoba Historical Society, in 1879. Doupe died at his Winnipeg home, 169 Edmonton Street, on 31 January 1910.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Joseph Doupe dies,” Manitoba Free Press, 31 January 1910, page 5.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 December 2013

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.