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Memorable Manitobans: Adolphe Lapensée [Adolf Le Pensie] (1881-1961)ok

Trapper, fur trader.

Born at Plantagenet, Ontario on 30 September 1881, his joined the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1904 as a clerk at Cumberland House. After two years, he left the company for school teaching in the community, where he stayed until 1917. He was married three times, the first wife being Catherine Cadotte. He later moved to Lac Brochet with his second wife Marie Linklater and resumed employment with the HBC. In 1919, he married Catherine Cook and was promoted to manager of the HBC store. In 1921, he left the HBC to work independently as a fur trader. He died at Plantagenet, Ontario on 12 July 1961. Le Pensie, a site on the Cochrane River at the north end of Cann Lake, is named for him.

Sources:

Geographical Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2002.

We thank Marc Lapensée for providing information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2011

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