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Reverend Henry Cochrane

Reverend Henry Cochrane

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Henry Cochrane, an Anglican Metis Priest is profiled.
Henry Cochrane, an Anglican Metis Priest is profiled.

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Published by: Lawrence J. Barkwell on Apr 06, 2011
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Reverend Henry Cochrane.

Henry Cochrane was a Protestant cleric of mixed-blood. He married Elizabeth Budd another Metis. He spent some time as a school teacher at Moose Lake in the Cumberland District under Archdeacon Hunter, but was transferred to Fort Alexander in the summer of 1856. He was ordained into the Anglican clergy in St. John's Cathedral on August 1, 1858, and ordained Priest in St. Andrew's Church on December 27th, 1859. He spent seven years at least at St. Clement’s. He left to take temporary charge of Holy Trinity Church at Headingley in 1864. Mr. Cochrane remained at Headingley until 1867 He served at St. Peter’s Church from 1867 to 1874. He served as interpreter for Donald Smith during the January 1870 Resistance meeting at Red River. He was then elected as a delegate of the Convention of Forty (from St. Peter’s). He was a missionary and schoolteacher in northern Manitoba. He died at Jackhead, Manitoba in 1898.

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

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