Family Ties and the Provisional Government of Assiniboia

Norma Jean Hall, digitally rendered chart, “Political Family Ties at Red River Settlement,” (2011). Click image to embiggen.

Government members are listed on the periphery of the blue circle. Kinships, including parental, sibling, and relationships by marriages are indicated by the red arrows and can be traced through the genealogical information provided on the individual biography pages (see links to biographies below). While the chart is illustrative of familial interconnection among the people of Red River Settlement, it is not comprehensive. Many more connections existed than are shown.

Key to those named in the chart as members of the Provisional Government of Assiniboia:

◊ Executive (excepting those drawn from the Legislative Council)

President: Louis Riel

Chief Justice: James Ross

◊ Legislative Council

Councillors Representing Nominally French Parishes:

Baie St. Paul and Prairie du Cheval Blanc: Hon. Pierre Poitras

St. François-Xavier: Hon. François-Xavier Pagé and Hon. François Dauphinais

St. Charles: Hon. François Dauphinais (initially) and Hon. Jean-Baptiste Beauchemin (subsequently)

St. Boniface: Hon. John Bruce, Hon. W.B. O’Donoghue and Hon. Louis Schmidt

St. Vital: Hon. André Beauchemin, and Hon. Ambroise-Dydime Lépine

St. Norbert: Hon. Baptiste Tourond and Hon. Pierre Parenteau

Pointe Coupée:  Hon. Louis Lacerte and Hon. Pierre Delorme

Ste.-Anne: Hon. Auguste Harrison

Councillors Representing Nominally English Parishes:

St. Mary’s Laprairie: Hon. William Garrioch Jr.

St. Margaret’s: Hon. John Lazarus Norquay ‘Sr.’

St. Ann’s: Hon. George Gunn

Headingly: Hon. William Auld Tait

St. James: Hon. James McKay

St. John’s: Hon. A.G.B. Bannatyne

Town of Winnipeg: Hon. Alfred H. Scott and Hon. Hugh F. Olone

Kildonan: Hon. William Fraser

St. Paul’s: Hon. Dr. C.J. Bird

St. Andrew’s: Hon. E.H.G.G Hay and Hon. Thomas Sinclair Jr.

St. Clement’s: Hon. Thomas Bunn

St. Peter’s: Hon. John Sinclair

◊ Delegates to Ottawa:

John Black

Rev. N.-J. Ritchot

Hon. Alfred H. Scott

◊ Clerk of the Assembly:

William Coldwell

Published 18 July 2011


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