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Daniel Charette Sr (b. 1840)

Daniel Charette Sr (b. 1840)

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Daniel Charette was active in the 1885 Resdistance.
Daniel Charette was active in the 1885 Resdistance.

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Published by: Lawrence J. Barkwell on Jun 11, 2013
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Daniel Charette Sr. (b.

Daniel was the son of was the son of Joseph Charette Sr. (b. 1816) and Marie Ann Gosselin, the daughter of Michel Gosselin and his Assiniboine wife, Marguerite Duroleaux. Daniel was born at St. Norbert on July 6, 1840. He married Marie Anne Belanger, the daughter of Abraham Belanger and Marie Anne Versailles in 1861 at St. Norbert. The couple had six children. They subsequently moved to St. Isidore de Bellevue where they lived near his father-in-law, Abraham Belanger, also a Resistance activist. Daniel was a member of Captain Antoine Lafontaine’s company, one of the 19 dizaines led by Gabriel Dumont during the 1885 Metis Resistance. His younger brother Joseph Charette was also active in the Resistance. Daniel appears as “David Charette”, #189 on Philippe Garnot’s list. His oldest son Daniel (1865-1942), also living at St. Isidore de Bellevue, was involved in the Resistance.

Edited and Compiled by Lawrence Barkwell Coordinator of Metis Heritage and History Research Louis Riel Institute

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