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Memorable Manitobans: Louis Omer Genest (1857-1916)

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Louis Omer Genest
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Storekeeper.

Born at St. Henri, Quebec in February 1857, he joined the Canadian Pacific Railway at Winnipeg in 1882, serving for the last 12 years of his life as storekeeper for western lines. He died at Winnipeg on 30 December 1916. He was survived by his wife, four daughters, and a son.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“L. Omer Genest dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 January 1917, page 5.

“Impressive funeral of Louis O. Genest,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 January 1917.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 August 2008

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