Marguerite Monet

Marguerite Monet (1861 - 1886)

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Marguerite Monet aka dit Bellehumeur
Born in St. François Xavier, Canada Westmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Fort Berthold Montana
Died in St. Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Sep 2014
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Categories: Montana Territory | Cimetière de Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba.


  • Marguerite Riel née Monet dit Belhumeur (1861-1886). Marguerite was born in Fort De La Riviere, Souris on January 5, 1861 to Jean Baptiste Belhumeur (b. 1832) and Marie Eulalie Malaterre. Marguerite spoke Cree, Chippewa (Ojibwa), some Sioux and French. Her father was a buffalo hunter, the son of Andre Belhumeur and Marguerite Maron. Her mother Marie (b. 1839) was the daughter of Jean Baptiste Malaterre and Angelique Adam. She married Jean Baptiste on January 10, 1860 at St. Francois Xavier. The couple had six children. Marie died on April 29, 1871 at St.Francois Xavier at age 32. Marguerite’s father was then married to Marie Tanner (b.1854) the daughter of Thomas DeCorby Tanner and Marie Neshotokoway Neukatek Ledoux. They had a further eleven children born at Maple Creek, Wood Mountain and Fort Ellice. Marguerite Monet married Louis David Riel according to “the custom of the country” at Flat Creek. Later, Father Damiani a Jesuit Priest from St. Peter’s Mission married them on March 6, 1882 at Carroll, Montana.
  • They had 3 children.
  • Jean Louis Riel born May 4, 1882 in Carroll, Montana. Jean married Laura Casualt. He died on July 31, 1908 at the age of 26, from injuries resulting from a buggy accident. Jean and Laura had no children.
  • Marie Angelique Riel born September 17, 1883 in St. Peter's Mission, Montana. She died of diphtheria in 1897 just before she was to turn fourteen years old.
  • Joseph Riel was born prematurely on October 24, 1885 in St-Vital (Winnipeg), he died as an infant in 1885.
  • Marguerite died 24 May 1886 at Saint-Boniface, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She is buried at Saint Boniface Cathedral Cemetery.


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On 21 Aug 2017 at 06:53 GMT Morgan Mulligan wrote:

Monet dit Belhumeur-2 and Monet-40 appear to represent the same person because: Apologies for the duplicate. Please help to process the merge. Happy to clean up the biography section if you'd like. Thanks. Morgan

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