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Isaiah Richer (1845 - 1911)

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Isaiah Richer
Born in St. Benoit, Mirabel, Quebec, Canadamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
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Died in Sainte-Anne-des-Chenes, Manitobamap
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Namesake for the town of Richer in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Before 1905 it was known as Thibaultville; it was changed to Richer when the Federal Government established a post office that same year. He was recognized as a great benefactor of the region, a pillar of Manitoba's Liberal Party, a personal friend of the Prime Minister at the time, Sir Wilfrid Laurier. At Sainte-Anne-des-Chenes Isaiah had prospered as a general merchant. He was postmaster from 1883 until his death in 1911. Repeatedly elected reeve of the municipality, he was a beloved and respected citizen. Isaiah walked in the footsteps of his father who was also a merchant in Saint-Benoit, before moving to Ottawa in the 1850s. Isaiah married Leocadia Germain, born in 1847 in Ottawa, of German descent. Their marriage took place August 31, 1869 in Notre-Dame, Ottawa. Their had three daughters, Georgianna in 1870, Dora in 1872 and Rosilda in 1876. In the space of five years, between 1897 and 1902, all three died. The youngest, Rosilda died first, January 5, 1897, 21 years old. Georgianna married a Dr. Francois-Xavier Demers January 16, 1894, she died January 15, 1898 at 28 years old; Dora married August 16, 1901, and was 30 when she died August 29, 1902. Both died in Sainte-Anne-des-Chenes. Isaiah died suddenly January 13, 1911 and his wife, Leocadia died Nov. 14, 1930. He was 65, she 83. All are buried in Sainte-Anne-des-Chenes cemetery.

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