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Memorable Manitobans: John Lazarus Norquay (1837-1913)

Farmer, Metis leader.

Not to be confused with John Norquay with whom he was contemporaneous.

Born on 19 April 1837, son of Henry Norquay and Mary “Polly” Anderson, he married Mary Sanderson (?-?, daughter of James Sanderson and Elizabeth Anderson) in the late 1850s and, in the early 1860s, they farmed in the High Bluff district near St. Margaret's Anglican Church. On 1 March 1870, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia. Around 1877, he and his family relocated to a farm at Mountain Gap in the Little Saskatchewan Valley, on the south half of 12-15-18W. By 1901, he had moved to Grandview where he died on 24 December 1913. He was buried in the Grandview Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration [John Lazarris Norquay], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Brian Cyr and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 November 2022

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