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Verner in Nipissing District, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

The Reverend Charles Alfred Marie Paradis

1848-1926

 
 
The Reverend Charles Alfred Marie Paradis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 11, 2017
1. The Reverend Charles Alfred Marie Paradis Marker
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Born in Kamouraska County, Québec, Paradis studied at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière College and taught art in Ottawa. Following his ordination in 1881 he was posted to Lake Timiskaming as missionary of the Oblate Congregation. Paradis' travels as a missionary provided information for his pamphlet "From Timiskaming to Hudson Bay". In it he strongly recommended the colonization of the region. After leaving the Congregation in 1890, he encouraged many French-Canadian farm families from Michigan to settle in the region of Verner and took up farming himself. An enterprising individual, he prospected for gold at Nighthawk Lake, wrote, painted in water colour and worked on the compilation of an Ojibwa dictionary. He died in Montreal on May 10, 1926.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCommunicationsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 46° 24.646′ N, 80° 7.484′ W. Marker is in Verner, Ontario
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, in Nipissing District. Marker is on Principal Street East, 0.1 kilometers west of Provincial Highway 64, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located just west of St. Jean Baptiste Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Verner ON P0H 2M0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Founding of Sturgeon Falls (approx. 15.5 kilometers away).
 
Wideview of The Reverend Charles Alfred Marie Paradis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 11, 2017
2. Wideview of The Reverend Charles Alfred Marie Paradis Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.

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