Manitoba Photographers: Auguste Joseph Tissot (1878-1940)
Born at Villeneuve les Charnod, France on 19 August 1878, he came to Canada with his family in 1891. He resided at St. Boniface for 30 years and worked as a photographer, producing postcards of prominent Winnipeg buildings in the mid-1920s. On 23 October 1912, he married Marie Eliza Barsalou (?-?) at St. Boniface and had two sons, Marcel Tissot (1917-1969) and Henri Gaetan “Gus” Tissot (1919-1999). He died at his St. Boniface residence on 14 August 1940 and was buried in the St. Boniface Cemetery.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Henderson’s Directory for Winnipeg, 1922, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Manitoba.
“August J. Tissot,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 August 1940, page 5.
Obituary [Marcel Tissot], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 October 1969, page 35.
Obituary [Henri Gaetan Tissot], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 February 1999, page 37.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Andrew Cunningham and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 25 April 2020