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Memorable Manitobans: Jacques Parent (1862-1918)

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Jacques Parent
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Pioneer, MLA (1914-1915), MLA (1916-1918).

Born at Rimouski, Quebec in September 1862. Coming west in 1886, he became a locomotive fireman on the Winnipeg-Emerson railway line. Later he acquired property in the west and settled at Letellier. On 28 May 1894, he married Odille Henry (?-?). They had five children: Jacques Henri Parent (1895-?), Florentine Parent (1898-?), Ambroise Parent (1903-?), Mestor Parent (1906-?), and Ida Blanche Adelaide Parent (1908-?). In 1914, he was elected Conservative MLA for Morris and was re-elected in 1915. He served until his death, which occurred at Rochester, Minnesota on 6 February 1918. He is commemorated by Parent Street in Winnipeg.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Member for Morris dies at Rochester”, Manitoba Free Press, 7 February 1918, page 7.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 June 2018

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