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William Bruce (b. 1850)

William Bruce (b. 1850)

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william Bruce of St. Louis Saskatchewan is profiled. He was active in the 1885 Resistance.
william Bruce of St. Louis Saskatchewan is profiled. He was active in the 1885 Resistance.

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Published by: Lawrence J. Barkwell on Jun 28, 2013
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William Bruce.
(b. 1850)William was born in Kildonan the son of John Bruce (d. 1850) and Jane AnneHickenburger (d. 1850), the daughter of Henry Hickenburger and Jennie cook. WilliamBruce lived on River Lot 26 (T45-27-2) at St. Louis de Langevin. He was first married toElizabeth Richard
(d. 1880, buried at Baie St. Paul), two children survived. His secondmarriage was to Marie Therese Boyer. On November 19, 1883 he had signed WilliamBrenner’s Metis petition protesting the 1883 Order in Council transferring the Metislands at St. Louis to the Prince Albert Colonization Company. (CSP, 1886, No. 45, pp.25-28). He eventually prevailed and obtained title to his land. (Contributed by NellieLarocque.)He was a member of Captain Philippe Gariépy’s company, one of the 19
led by Gabriel Dumont during the 1885 Metis Resistance. Louis Riel sent William Bruce,Edouard Dumont, and Pierre Vandal to Fort à la Corne to get Elie Dumont, David Venne,Alex Venne and Batoche but only Elie was willing to come back. Bruce later defectedfrom the Metis side, having fled from Tourond’s Coulee after the first round of fighting.William and his first wife Elizabeth Richard had the following children;
Francois born 1875 at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
Marie Genevieve born April 29, 1873.
Isabella born August 1, 1878 in Baie St. Paul.
John Edward born December 8, 1879 in Baie St. Paul.William and Marie Boyer had:
Helen Flora born April 29, 1885.
Harriet born January 14, 1887.
Herbert born October 5, 1889.
John born January 4, 1893. He married Florenstine Parenteau.ScripBruce, Frank; address: St. Louis, Saskatchewan; claim no. 63; born: Spring, 1875 atPrince Albert; father: William Bruce (Métis); mother: Lizie Richard (Métis); scrip cert.no. C 103 for $240.00Bruce, Hélène Flora; address: St. Louis, Saskatchewan; claim no. 456; born: 29April, 1885 at St. Louis, Saskatchewan; father: William Bruce (Métis); mother: MarieBoyer (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 675 for $240.00
Elise Bruce wife of William Bruce received her 240 acres for her scrip at Baie St Paul.

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