Hon. François Xavier Pagé, St. François Xavier

A.k.a. Pagée/Pagee/Page

Link to Existing Biography:

Biography Notes:

There is historical evidence that a François-Xavier Pagé was present at pivotal moments during 1869-1870 as a member of the Provisional Government in its various forms. Who exactly he was, however, is not entirely clear. This is due partly to naming practices in Red River Settlement wherein different children had variations of the same name, and partly to surviving records having names that were imprecisely notated.[1]

Without stating the reasons for making his choice, in 1956 historian W.L. Morton established that the politically active Pagé was an individual usually identified as Xavier, but also as Francois-Xavier who lived from 1833 to 1912: born in St. Boniface, this Pagé farmed in the parish of St. Francois-Xavier.[2] Other historians have followed Morton’s lead. The problem is, there is another Pagé, usually identified as Francois, but also as Francois-Xavier — who was possibly a cousin-once-removed of the first-mentioned Xavier — for whom an equally compelling case might be made. This second Francois-Xavier was the subject of a scrip affidavit filed in 1875, who also farmed at St. Francois-Xavier, although he was born c.1843.[3]

A surviving photograph depicts François Xavier Pagé as a member of Le Comité National des Métis de la Rivière Rouge, which was organized in 1869 to turn back William McDougall and to prevent Canadian occupation of Upper Fort Garry (see detail from the group photo, showing Pagé above).[4] Presumably, this is an image of the same François Xavier Pagé who represented the parish of St. François Xavier at La Grande Convention/the Convention of Forty from 25 January to 10 February, 1870.[5] What is not clear, is whether the man in the photograph is in his late twenties or early thirties.

One of the two Francois-Xaviers would likely have been the Pagé who was present with John Sutherland, A.-D. Lépine, and John Fraser when HBC Governor Mactavish admitted that the former governing body, the Council of Assiniboia, was defunct and called for the Provisional Government to act in its stead.[6] It seems likely that this would be the same Pagé who subsequently represented St. François Xavier in the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia from 9 March to 24 June 1870. Louis Riel described this ‘F.X. Pagée’ as among ‘Des hommes de confiance du peuple, des hommes qui avaient par leur vote le 24 Juin sanctionné nos arrangements avec la Confédération,’ and who, along with François Xavier Dauphinais and Pierre Poitras, was summarily arrested, maltreated, and jailed during the months of ‘reprehensible’ lawlessness that followed the arrival of Wolseley’s Red River Expeditionary Force (unforetunately Riel’s memory does not always appear reliable either).[7]

That the Francois-Xavier Pagé born in 1843 left Red River c.1870 to homestead at Duck Lake would be consistent with his having been harassed and jailed by the Canadian troops, then deciding to remove himself and family to a less hostile environment.

Nevertheless, until such time as further research uncovers evidence to link definitely the biographical details of either Francois-Xavier Pagé to the Métis actor in the Provisional Government, both historical individuals remain possible candidates only.

Member of the Provisional Government of Assiniboia; Position in the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia:

  • Honourable Member for St. Francois Xavier (west)[8]

Other Offices held by an Xavier Page:

  • Pound Keeper of St. Francois Xavier (east)

[1] The surname is also spelled Pagée, Pagee, and Page. See La Société historique de Saint Boniface, database, for additional Pagés.

[2] Morton, Alexander Begg’s Red River Journal, 271 n.4. See also George F.G. Stanley, Raymond Huel, Giles Martel, Thomas Flanagan, and Glen Campbell, ed.s, The Collected Writings of Louis Riel/Les Ecrits Complets de Louis Riel. vol. 5, 320; and Lawrence Barkwell, ‘Manitoba’s Provisional Government of 1870: The Convention of Forty (January 25, 870 to February 10, 1870),’ document, Louis Riel Institute, available online at http://www.scribd.com/doc/13350633/ Convention-of-Forty, 8.

[3] See ‘Henri Pagé,’ Family Group Sheet, La Société historique de Saint Boniface, database, 2010, which lists the birth date for his son, François, as 12 August 1843; and LAC, scrip affidavit, ‘Page, Xavier; born: August 16, 1845; father: Henri Page; mother: Eliza Grant,’ signed with an X, ‘his mark.’

[4] LAC, PA-012854, glass plate negative PA-012854, ‘Councillors of the Provisional Government of the Métis Nation,’

[5] Begg, Creation of Manitoba, 247.

[6] Xavier Pagé, testimony, in Preliminary investigation and trial of Ambroise D. Lepine for the Murder of Thomas Scott, Being a full report of the proceedings in this case before the Magistrates’ Court and the several Courts of Queen’s Bench in the Province of Manitoba, ed. Elliott, and Brokovski (Montreal: Burland-Desbarats, 1875), 74. See also Begg, Creation of Manitoba, 247; Archives de la Société historique de Saint-Boniface, Fonds Jean-Baptiste Ladéroute, 0176, extract, ‘Mémoires des troubles du Manitoba 1869-70,’ 49-50; L.A. Prud’homme, ‘André Nault,’ Mémoires de La Société Royale du Canada, séance de mai 1928 vol. 22, 3d ser., section 1 (May 1928), 108; and L.-A. Prud’homme, ‘Le marge de son process, Ambroise Didyme Lépine,’ Le Pariote del’ouest (19 May 1926), 9.

[7] Louis Riel. ‘Lettre à A.G. Archibald. [St. Vital]. [72/02/05],’ in The Collected Writings of Louis Riel/Les Ecrits Complets de Louis Riel. vol. 1, ed. George F.G. Stanley, Raymond Huel, Giles Martel, Thomas Flanagan, Glen Campbell, (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1985), 173; Louis Riel, L’amnistie mémoire sur les causes des troubles du Nord-Ouest et sur les négociations qui ont amené leur règlement amiable(Montreal or Keeseville?: s.n., 1874), 21; and John Perry Pritchett, ‘The Origin of the So-called Fenian Raid on Manitoba in 1871,’ Canadian Historical Review 10, no. 1 (1920): 24 and n.2, who observes ‘an abundance of evidence’ supports this characterization of the period, and who lists contemporary reports.

[8] See ‘Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia (1st Session …),’ New Nation (8 April 1870), 1.

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Possible Pagé Family Ties (genealogy under construction):

1. PAGÉ, Joseph. Born c. 1783, Canada; 2d marriage c, 1828, St. Boniface, Red River Settlement.

— sp. POITRAS, Marguerite. Born 1785 [to André Henri/Henry POITRAS (born c. 1776)?]. [Glenbow Museum,  M-8736-634, “PAGE, Joseph & Marguerite Poitras / Agathe Letendre,” Warren Sinclair’s Metis Genealogy collection, Series 2, Achives Finding Aids, Glenbow Museum website http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/sinclair.cfm.

2. PAGÉ, Joseph.

— sp. PERREAULT dit MORIN, Marguerite.

3. PAGÉ, Charles. Born 1835, St. Francois Xavier; hunter; married 1863, St. Francois Xavier; migrated to Qu’Appelle, Cypress Hills, 1870.

Page, Charles – Concerning his claim as a head of family – Address, Turtle Mountain – Born, 1835 at St. François Xavier – Father, Joseph Page, (Métis) – Mother, Marguerite Morin, (Métis) – Married, 1863 at St. François Xavier to Nancy Landry – Children living, seven (names on declaration) – Children deceased, seven – Scrip for $160 – Claim 1665 =

— sp. LANDRY, Nancy. Born 1841, the Plains, to Louison LANDRY and Isabelle CHALIFOUX.

Page, Nancy – Concerning her claim as a head of family – Address, Turtle Mountain, P.O. [Post Office] – Born, 1841 on Plains – Father, Louison Landry, (Métis) – Mother, Isabelle Chalifoux, (Métis) – Married, 1863 at St. François Xavier to Charles Pagé – Children, information on husband’s application – Scrip for $160 – Claim 1666 =

m4. PAGÉ, Joseph. Born 10 May 1865; died 1880.

Page, Charles – Concerning the claims of his deceased Métis children, Joseph born 10 May, 1865, died, 1880 and Émilie born 18 July, 1869, died 1875 – Both from St. François Xavier – Address, Turtle Mountain – Father, Charles Page, (Métis and deponent) – Mother, Nancy Landry, (Métis) – Heir, their father, the deponent, Charles Page – Scrip for $480 – Claim 1667 =

4. PAGÉ, Elise. Born January 1868.

4. PAGÉ, Euielie. Born c. 1868; died c. 1875

4. PAGÉ, Emilie. Born 18 July 1869; died 1875.

4. PAGÉ, Josephte. Born c. 1869

4. PAGÉ, Elzear. Born c. 1872, Cypress Hills.

Page, Elzear; address: Dunseith; born: 1872 at Cypress Hills; father: Charles Page (Métis); mother: Nancy Landry (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 288; claim no. 531

4. PAGÉ, Baptiste. Born c. 1874, Cypress Hills.

Page, Baptiste; address: Laureat, North Dakota; born: 1875 at Cypress Hills; father: Charles Page (Métis); mother: Nancy Landry (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 312; claim no. 548

4. PAGÉ, Zacharie. Born c. 1878.

4. PAGÉ, Alexandre. Born c. 1881.

4. PAGÉ, Abraham. Born c. 1882.

4. PAGÉ. Died.

4. PAGÉ. Died.

4. PAGÉ. Died.

4. PAGÉ. Died.

3. PAGÉ, Madeleine. Born August 1836.

Scrip affidavit for Gervais, Madeleine, wife of Paul Gervais; born: August 1836; father: Joseph Page (Métis); mother: Marguerite Morin (Métis); claim no: 1220; date of issue: August 21, 1876; amount: $160 =

— sp. GERVAIS, Paul. [Born 1835 to Jean Baptiste GERVAIS and Madelaine BONNEAU?

Scrip affidavit for Gervais, Paul; born: 1835; father: Jean Baptiste Gervais (French Canadian); mother: Madeleine Bonneau (Métis); claim no: 1236; date of issue: August 21, 1876; amount: $160 =]

3. PAGÉ, Elzear. Born 1 November 1838, St. Francois Xavier, Red River Settlement; married 2 September 1862.

Scrip affidavit for Page, Elzear; born: November 1, 1838; father: Joseph Page (Métis); mother: Marguerite Morin (Métis); claim no: 2765; scrip no: 9891; date of issue: Feb. 9, 1878; amount: $160 =

— sp. BRELAND, Marguerite. Born 10 August 1846 to Pascal BRELAND and Maria GRANT.

Scrip affidavit for Page, Marguerite; born: August 10, 1846; father: Pascal Breland (Métis); mother: Maria Grant (Métis); husband: Elzear Page; claim. no: 2766; scrip no: 9892; date of issue: Feb. 9, 1878; amount: $160 = ; Page, Marguerite; for her deceased children: Jean Baptiste, born: 1881 at St. Albert; died: January, 1882 at St. Albert; Josue, born: 1871 at Qu’Appelle; died: 1880 at St. Albert; address: St. Albert; father: Elzeard Page (Métis); mother: Marguerite Breland (Métis and deponent); heirs: their father, Elzeard Page; scrip cert.: form F, no. 850, Jean Baptiste; scrip cert.: form F, no. 852, Josue; claim no. 2461

4. PAGÉ, Justine. Born 24 January 1873, St. Albert (Alberta); died 5 November 1933, Paradise Hill.

— sp. LAFOURNAISE dit LABOUCANE. Born 1863; died 1938, Loon Lake.

5. LABOUCAN, Lucy. Born 5 March 1893.

4. PAGÉ, Josue. Born 1871, Qu’Appelle; died 1880, St. Albert.

4. PAGÉ,Samuel. Born 1877, St. Albert.

Page, Samuel; address: St. Albert; born: 1877 at St. Albert; father: Elzear Page (Métis); mother: Marguerite Breland (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 1960; file ref. 649712; claim no. 2677

4. PAGÉ, Jean Baptiste. Born 1881, St. Albert; died January 1882, St. Albert.

4. PAGÉ, Sophie. Born 15 July 1883, St. Albert; died September 1883, St. Albert.

Page, Marguerite; for her deceased daughter, Sophie Page; address: St. Albert; born: 15 July, 1883 at St. Albert; died: September, 1883 at St. Albert; father: Elzeard Page (Métis); mother: Marguerite Breland (Métis and deponent); scrip cert.: form D, no. 2270 to her father, Elzeard as heir; claim no. 2455 l all

4. PAGÉ, Lucie. Born February 1884, St. Albert.

2. PAGÉ, Henri. Born c. 1820, Rupert’s Land; married 17 February 1841, St. Francois-Xavier; resided St. Francois-Xavier; died 1 September 1888; buried 3 September 1888, St. Francois-Xavier.

Scrip affidavit for Page, Henri; born: 1820; father: Joseph Page (French Canadian); mother: Marguerite Poitras (Métis); claim no: 1380; scrip no: 10324; date of issue: August 21, 1876; amount: $160 =

— sp. GRANT, Elise/Eliza/Elizabeth. Born 1831, St. Francois Xavier, to Cuthbert GRANT and Marie McGILLIS; remarried c. 1853 to William McKAY.

Grant, Elizabeth; born: 1831 at St. Francois Xavier on Red River; father: Cuthbert Grant (Métis); mother: Mary McGillis (Métis); married: 1853 at St. Francois Xavier to William McKay; children living: 5, see husband’s application; children deceased: Cuthbert and one unnamed; scrip for $160.00; claim no. 2133

3. PAGÉ, Marguerite. Born c. 4/5 December 1841; baptized 6 December 1841, St. Francois-Xavier; married 28 August 1860, St. Francois-Xavier.

Scrip affidavit for Jannot, Marguerite; born: December 4, 1841; wife of Alexandre Jannot; father: Henri Page (Métis); mother: Liza Grant (Métis); claim no: 1248; scrip no: 10192; date of issue: August 21, 1876; amount: $160 =

— sp. JANNOT, Alexandre. Born 15 April 1838.

4. JANNOT, Marie. Born April c. 1859.

4. JANNOT, Gaspard. Born c. 1862.

4. JANNOT, Leon. Born c. 1864.

4. JANNOT, Xavier. Born c. 1867.

3. PAGÉ, Francois-Xavier. Born 12 August 1843; baptized 12/20 August 1843, St. Francois-Xavier; married16 February 1884 St. Laurent; took up homestead near Duck Lake and built a house; resided there to 1885; sold the property after the rebellion; died 22 February 1889; buried 24 February 1889.

Scrip affidavit for Page, Xavier; born: August 16, 1845; father: Henri Page; mother: Eliza Grant =

— sp. DUMONT, Elizabeth Isabelle [VILLEBRUN, Isabelle?]. Born, Red Deer Hills,  to Isadore DUMONT and Julie PARRENTEAU; [married 9 April 1877?] children all born and died while on a visits to the Pagé grandfather’s home in St. Francois Xavier; widowed; remarried to WARD; moved to Gordon’s Ranch, Medicine Hat.

Ward, Elizabeth; for her deceased children: Florestine, born: 1878 at St. Laurent; died: 9 months old at St. Laurent; Francois Xavier, born: 1871 at White Horse Plains; died: 4 months old at St. Francois Xavier; Eleonore Seraphine, born: 1880 at St. Francois Xavier; died: 9 months old at St. Francois Xavier; Jean Francois Xavier, born: 1882 at St. Francois Xavier; died: 8 months old at Whitehorse Plains; Joseph Arthur, born: 1844 at St. Francois Xavier; died: 1885 at St. Francois Xavier; address: near Medicine Hat; father: Francois Xavier Page (deceased Métis); mother: Elizabeth Dumont (Métis and deponent); heirs: their mother, the deponent and their sister: Elizabeth Ward née Dumont, scrip cert.: form D, nos. 1238, 1242, 1246, 1250 and 1254 for $120.00 each; Marie Justine Page, scrip cert.: form D, nos. 1240, 1244, 1248, 1252 and 1256 for $120.00 each; claim no. 1280

4. PAGÉ, Florestine. Born 15 April 1878, St. Laurent; died 9 months later, St. Laurent.

4. PAGÉ, Francois Xavier. Born 24 September 1879, White Horse Plains; died 20 January 1880, St. Francois Xavier.

4. PAGÉ, Eleonore Seraphine. Born 11 January 1881, St. Francois Xavier; died 31 October 1881, St. Francois Xavier.

4. PAGÉ, Jean Francois Xavier. Born 16 July 1882, St. Francois Xavier; died 14 March 1883, Whitehorse Plains.

4. PAGÉ, Joseph Arthur. Born 16 February1884; died 13 months later, White Horse Plains.

4. PAGÉ, Marie Justine. Born c. 1885; living in 1900.

Page, Marie Justine; address: Gordons Ranch; born: 1885 at Duck Lake; father: Francois Xavier Page (Métis); mother: Elizabeth Dumont (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 836; claim no. 1274

— sp. CUNNINGHAM, Samuel Jr. Born 20 January 1871 to Samuel CUNNINGHAM and Rachel GREY; died 1944.

Cunningham, Junior, Samuel; address: Lac St. Anne; claim no. 2810; born: 20 January, 1871 at St. Albert; father: Samuel Cunningham (Métis); mother: Suzanne Grey (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 2124 =

5. CUNNINGHAM, Rachel.

5. CUNNINGHAM, Clara.

5. CUNNINGHAM, Bertha.

— sp. GIROUX, Paul.

5. CUNNINGHAM, Chester.

5. CUNNINGHAM, Edna.

5. CUNNINGHAM, Walter.

— sp. Maria.

4. PAGÉ, Victor Gideon. Born 20 March 1888, St. Francois Xavier; died 4 Februsry 1889, St. Francois Xavier.

3. PAGÉ, Philomene. Born 24 March 1846; baptized 25 March 1846, St. Francois-Xavier; married 18 June 1866; died 23 February 1876, Lac Qu’Appelle; buried 12 May 1876, St. Francois-Xavier.

Scrip affidavit for Breland, Philomene; wife of Moise Breland; born: Mar., 1846; father: Henry Page; mother: Eliza Grant; claim no: 2602; date of issue: Apr. 20, 1877 =

— sp. BRELAND, Moise. Born 19 March 1832; died 15 November 1904.

Scrip affidavit for Breland, Moise; born: Mar. 19, 1832; father: Alexandre Breland (Métis); mother: Amilie Wells (Métis); claim no: 2601; date of issue: Apr. 20, 1877 =

4. BRELAND, Moise. Born 27 March 1867.

Scrip affidavit for Breland, Moise; born: 27 March, 1867; on file H.B. 8996 =

4. BRELAND, Abraham. Born 24 October 1874, Batoche; died 1875.

Breland, Moise; for his deceased son, Abraham Breland; claim no. 540; address: St. Francois Xavier; born: 24 October, 1874 at Batoche; father: Moise Breland (Métis and deponent); mother: Philomène Page (Métis); died: 1875 =

4. BRELAND, Joseph Alexander. Born 12 March 1877, Edmonton.

Breland, Joseph Alexander; address: St. Francois Xavier; claim no. 650; born: 12 March, 1877 at Edmonton; father: Moise Breland (Métis); mother: Philomène Page (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 3030 =

3. PAGÉ, Celestine. Born 10 May 1848; baptized 21 May 1848, St. Francois Xavier; died 5 March 1856; buried 6 March 1856, St. Francois Xavier.

3. PAGÉ, Flavie. Born 13 April 1851; baptized 13 April 1851, St. Francois Xavier; married 15 February 1870, St. Francois Xavier; died 9 February 1888; buried 11 February, St. Eustache.

Scrip affidavit for Paul, Flavie; born: 1851; father: Henry Page (Métis); mother: Eliza Grant (Métis); husband: William Paul; claim no: 1402; scrip no: 10346; date of issue: August 21, 1876; amount: $160 =

— sp. PAUL, Guilliaume/William. Born 8 March 1849.

3. PAGÉ, Cuthbert. Born 4 October 1853; baptized 4 October 1853, St. Francois Xavier; married 11 May 1875, St. Francois Xavier; died 28 September 1881; buried 30 September 1881, St. Francois Xavier.

Scrip affidavit for Page, Cuthbert; born: October 1852; father: Henri Page; mother: Eliza Grant =

— sp. PAUL, Marguerite.

4. PAGÉ, Virginie. Born 23 February 1876, St. Francois Xavier; died 3 January 1878, St. Francois Xavier.

4. PAGÉ, Henri. Born 7 December 1877, St. Francois Xavier; died 6 April 1878, St. Francois Xavier.

4. PAGÉ, Marie. Born 9 March 1879, St. Francoise Xavier; died 6 April 1881, St. Francois Xavier.

4. PAGÉ, Tobias ‘Tobie’. Born 17 August 1881, St. Francois Xavier.

3. PAGÉ, Justine. Born 2 May 1856; baptized 2 May 1856, St. Francois Xavier; married 29 July 1873, St. Francois Xavier; died 4 August 1883; buried 6 August 1883.

Scrip affidavit for Plante, Justine (nee Pagé); wife of Magloire Plante; born: 2 May 1856; father: Henri Pagé; mother: Eliza Grant =

— sp. PLANTE, Magloire. Born May 1852, St. Boniface, to Magloir PLANTE (born 1829 to Basile PLANTE and Genevieve LACOURSE) and Isabelle NAUD/NAULT (born 1829 to William LOWE and Marguerite STEVENS).

Scrip affidavit for Plante, Magloire; born: May 1852; father: Magloire Plante; mother: Isabelle Naud =

4. PLANTE, ‘Anonyme‘. Born 9 June 1874, Cypress Hills (Saskatchewan); died 12 August 1874, Cypress Hills.

4. PLANTE, Francois Xavier. Born 21 June 1875, St. Franscois Xavier; died 7 June 1878, St. Francois Xavier.

4. PLANTE, Hermes. Born c. May 1877; died 7 June 1878, St. Francoise Xavier.

4. PLANTE, Marie Exerine. Born 1879.

St. Germain, Marie Exirine; heir to her unnamed deceased brother; address: St. François Xavier Manitoba; born: 4 June, 1874 near Cypress Hills; died: 12 August, 1874 at Cypress Hills; father: Magloire Plante (deceased; Métis); mother: Justine Page (deceased Métis); scrip cert.: form F, no. 1923; claim no. 1516

— sp. ST. GERMAIN, Ambroise.

4. PLANTE, Francoise Seraphine Josephine. Born 25 August 1882, St. Francoise Xavier; died 16 June 1883, St. Francoise Xavier.

— sp. LETENDRE, Agathe. Born c. 1790 to Jean-Baptiste LETENDRE (III) and Josephte, a Cree woman; by some accounts Agathe had three marriages; married c.1806 WilliamHONORE/ALLARY dit HENRY (born 3 April 1784, Montreal, to Alexander HENRY ‘the elder’ and Julie CALCUTT); separated and reputed to have married William Ferdinand WENTZELL who died 1832?; remarried 1828 to Joseph PAGE at St. Boniface;  Agathe died c. 1846, St. Boniface.

2. PAGÉ, Firmin. Born 11 July 1829; baptized 11 July 1829, St. Boniface.

2. PAGÉ, Alexandre. Born 4 August 1831; St. Boniface.

Scrip affidavit for Page, Alexandre; born: August 4, 1831; father: Joseph Page (French Canadian); mother: Agathe Letendre (Métis); claim no: 1378; scrip no: 10322; date of issue: August 21, 1876; amount: $160 =

— sp. LEPINE, Adelaide. Born 4 November 1832, to Baptiste LEPINE and Julie HENRY.

Scrip affidavit for Page, Adelaide; born: November 4, 1838; husband: Alexandre Page; father: Baptiste Lepine (French Canadian); mother: Julie Henry (Métis); claim no: 1379; scrip no: 10323; date of issue: August 21, 1876; amount: $160 =

3. PAGÉ, Chopée. Born 12 January 1854.

Scrip affidavit for Page, Chophée; born: January 12, 1854; father: Alexandre Page; mother: Adelaide Lepine =

2. PAGÉ, Francois-Xavier. Born 30 May 1833, St. Boniface; married 1860?

Scrip affidavit for Page, Xavier; born: May 30, 1833; father: Joseph Page (French Canadian); mother: Agathe Letendre (Métis); claim no: 1838; scrip no: 10327; date of issue: August 21, 1876; amount: $160 =

[?– sp. LAVALLEE, Philomene. Born 8 November 1843; died 20 April 1883. Listed in the St. Boniface Historical Society’s database as the wife of the above, although her scrip clearly lists her husband as Olivier Page.

Scrip affidavit for Page, Philomene; born: November 8, 1843; husband: Olivier Page; father: Francois Lavallée (Métis); mother: Josephte Morin (Métis); claim no: 1381; scrip no: 10325; date of issue: August 21, 1876; amount: $160 =]

2. PAGÉ, Marie. Born 1835, Red Deer; married 19 June 1854, Pembina River, North Dakota.

Page, Marie; address: Batoche; born: 1835 at Red Deer; father: Joseph Page (French Canadian); mother: Agathe Letendre (Métis); married: 1853 at Pembina to Abraham Montour Sr; children living: 9; children deceased: 2; scrip for $160.00; claim no. 1150

— sp. MONTOUR, Abraham Sr. Born 18 March 1832 to Bonhomme MONTOUR and Marguerite SPENCE.

Montour, Abraham; address: Batoche; born: 1832 at Red River; father: Bonhomme Montour (Métis); mother: Marguerite Spence (Métis); married: 1853 at Pembina River to Marie Page; children living: Abraham, Marie, Jean Baptiste, Justine, Clemence, Cecile, Daniel, Isidore and Alexandrine; children deceased: Victoire and Julienne; scrip for $160.00; claim no. 1160 ; Montour, Abraham; for his living children: Cecile McDougall, born: 1873 at Duck Lake; Isidore, born: 1877 at Duck Lake; Alexandrine, born: August, 1880 at Duck Lake; address: near Selby Junction, Montana; father: Abraham Montour (Métis and deponent); mother: Marie page (Métis); scrip cert.: form F, no. 388 ; Scrip Certificate No. 915 Form A for $160.00 in favour of Abraham Montour, Sr

3. MONTOUR, Abraham Jr. Born 1855, Pembina; married 1880, St. Laurent.

Montour Jr., Abraham; address: Batoche; born: 1855 at Pembina; father: Abraham Montour Sr. (Métis); mother: Marie Page (Métis); married: 1880 at St. Laurent to Paranteau; children living: Raphael and Elizabeth; children deceased: Pierre; scrip for $240.00; claim no. 1156 ; Scrip Certificate No. 917 Form A for $240.00 in favour of Abraham Montour, Jr

— sp. PARENTEAU, Lucie. Remarried Pierre Samuel OUELETTE.

4. MONTOUR, Pierre. Born 22 December 1881; dies January 1882.

Ouellette, Pierre; for the heirs of Pierre montour, his first wife’s deceased son; address: Prince Albert; born: 22 December, 1881; died: January, 1882; father: Abraham Montour Jr. (Métis); mother: Lucie Parenteau (deceased Métis); heirs: Pierre Samuel Ouellette, scrip cert.: form D, no. 1837 for $80.00; to Abraham Montour a scrip of 160 acres; file ref. 771362; claim no. 631

4. MONTOUR, Raphael. Born 27 March 1883; died c. 1892.

Ouellette, Pierre Samuel; On behalf of the heirs of Raphael Montour; his first wife’s deceased child; address: Prince Albert; born: 27 March, 1883; died: about 1892; father: Abraham Montour Jr. (Métis); mother: Lucie Parenteau (Métis); scrip issued for 240 acres to her father, Abraham Montour to be given to Alfred Montour, the heir when he is of age; file ref. 612A on 771632; claim no. 33

4. MONTOUR,Elizabeth. Died 1888, Batoche.

Ouellette, Pierre Samuel; for the heirs of Elizabeth Montour, his decease; first wife’s child; address: Prince Albert; died: 1888 at Batoche; father: Abraham Montour (Métis); mother: Lucie Parenteau (deceased Métis); heirs: Pierre Samuel Ouellette, receives deceased wife’s share of $80.00; a Alfred Montour, 160 acres; file ref. 771362; claim no. 632

3. MONTOUR, Marie. Born 1857, Tete a la Biche; married 1880, St. Laurent, to Gregoire FALCON.

Montour, Marie; address: Batoche P.O. [Post Office] born: 1857 at Tete a la Biche; father: Abraham Montour Sr. (Métis); mother: Marie Page (Métis); married: 1880 at St. Laurent to Gregoire Falcon; children living: Marie Louise and Jean Baptiste; children deceased: Pierre; scrip for $240.00; claim no. 1158

4. MONTOUR, Marie Louise.

4. MONTOUR, Jean Baptiste.

4. MONTOUR, Pierre.

3. MONTOUR, Justine. Born 1865, Souris River; married September 1886, St. Laurent.

Montour, Justine; address: Batoche P.O. [Post Office]; born: 1865 at Souris River; father: Abraham Montour Sr. (Métis); mother: Marie Page (Métis); married: September, 1886 at St. Laurent to Patrice Fleury; scrip for $240.00; claim no. 1159

— FLEURY, Patrice.

3. MONTOUR, Clemence. Born 23 February 1868, Cheyenne River.

Montour, Clemence; address: Batoche; born: 23 February, 1868 at Cheyenne River; father: Abraham Montour Sr. (Métis); mother: Marie Page (Métis); scrip for $240.00; claim no. 1157

3. MONTOUR, Cecile. Born 17 December 1872/1873, Duck Lake; married July 1899.

McDougall, Cecile; address: Hill P.O. [Post Office], Montana; born: 17 December, 1872 at Duck Lake; father: Abraham Montcur (Métis); mother: Marie Page (Métis); married: July, 1899 to Henry McDougall; scrip cert.: form E, no. 3284; claim no. 1298

— sp. McDOUGALL, Henry ‘Andre’. Died 1904.

3. MONTOUR, Abraham. Born May 1875, Duck Lake.

Montour, Abraham; address: Selly Junction, Montana; for his deceased son Daniel; born: May, 1875 at Duck Lake; died: 1891 at Duck Lake; mother: Marie Pagé; claim no. 1317; scrip cert.: form F, no. 388

— sp.

4. MONTOUR, Daniel.

3. MONTOUR, Isadore. Born 24 November 1877, Duck Lake.

Montour, Isidore; address: Hill P.O. [Post Office], Montana; born: 24 November, 1877 at Duck Lake; father: Abraham Montour (Métis); mother: Marie Page (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 3285; claim no. 1299

3. MONTOUR,Alexandrine. Born 15 August 1889, Duck Lake.

Montour, Alexandrine; address: Hill P.O. [Post Office] Montana; born: 15 August, 1880 at Duck Lake; father: Abraham Montour (Métis); mother: Marie Page (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 3286; claim no. 1300

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[Credit: The original research on which this page is based was commissioned for the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia Project, by Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Manitoba. The current page is presented gratis — I have no funding from any agency.]

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