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Memorable Manitobans: Jules Henry Mager (1884-1955)

Market gardener, municipal official.

Born at St. Boniface on 21 October 1884, son of Victor Magar and Elizabeth Emmerling (1848-?), he was a Provincial Constable for Norwood Grove (1917-?) as well as Councillor of St. Vital from the 1920s to the 1940s. He lived at 715 St. Anne’s Road in St. Vital and owned property on parts of River Lots 125, 126, & 127 at St. Norbert, where he ran a market garden.

On 23 January 1906, he married Louise Muller (1884-1952) at St. Boniface. The couple had eleven children: Felix Anthony Mager (1907-1968), Louis Jules Mager (1908-2006), Ernestine Marie Mager (1910-1994, wife of George F. Marriner), Edward George Mager (1911-2000), Emile Henry Mager (1913-1986), Victor John “Vic” Mager (1916-2005), J. Paul Mager (1918-1999), Joseph Wilfred “Wilf” Mager (1919-1997), Jean Joseph Camille “Cam” Mager (1923-1993), Juliette Mager (1921-1998, wife of Philias “Phil” Ritchot), and infant son Maurice Mager.

He died at St. Boniface on 23 December 1955 and is commemorated by Jules Mager Park.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Jules Mager Park / Arden Seven Commemorative Plaza (River Road, Winnipeg)


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Constable is appointed,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 October 1917, page 5.

“Indemnities to council may be abolished,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 6 February 1925, page 5.

“Frost causes $50,000 loss in garden crops,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 12 June 1929, page 1.

“Seeks to remove J. H. Mager from St. Vital Council seat,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 1932, page 3.

“It’s beautiful Mager Drive - a stretch of it edging to the river,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 March 1948, page 10.

Obituary [Louise Mager], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 March 1952, page 24.

“Mager-Tataryn bridal double ring ceremony,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 August 1954, page 13.

St. Boniface Estate file #6744, Jules Henry Mager, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary [Felix A. Mager], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 April 1968, page 29.

Obituary [Emile Henry Mager], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 December 1986, page 30.

Obituary [Jean Camille Mager], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 March 1993, page C7.

Obituary [Camille J. Mager], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 March 1993, page D5.

Winnipeg Estate file PR93-01-29550, Jean Joseph Camille Mager, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary [Ernestine Marie Marriner], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1994, page 31.

Obituary [Joseph Wilfred Mager], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 June 1997, page D6.

Obituary [Juliette Ritchot], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 May 1998, page C8.

Obituary [J. Paul Mager], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 1999, page C6.

Obituary [Edward George Mager], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 October 2000, page C17.

Obituary [Victor John Mager], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 2005, page 29.

Obituary [Louis J. Mager], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 June 2006, page 37.

Winnipeg Estate file PR06-01-73453, Louis Jules Mager, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 5 September 2014

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