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Memorable Manitobans: Louis-Misael Bougret dit Dufort (1848-1914)

Farmer, merchant, municipal official.

Born at St-Marc-sur-Richelieu, Quebec on 25 June 1848, he came to Manitoba and farmed three river lots in the Rural Municipality of St. Norbert. He also operated a small store in the vicinity of the present junction of Highway 247 and Red River Drive. On 25 November 1883 he married Marie-Louise Champagne. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Ritchot, in which capacity he attended the 1905 founding meeting in Brandon of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities. His son, Basile Dufort, was a councillor for the Municipality of Fort Garry from 1941 to 1943 and a school trustee in St. Norbert. He died on 22 October 1914. Dufort Place in Grandmond Park is named for him.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Revisiting St. Norbert, Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.S266 TEL 1996.

We thank Louise Dufort for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 August 2013

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