Verner in Nipissing District, Ontario — Central Canada
The Reverend Charles Alfred Marie Paradis
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.
Location. 46° 24.646′ N, 80° 7.484′ W. Marker is in Verner, Ontario, in Nipissing District. Marker is on Principal Street East 0.1 kilometers west of Provincial Highway 64, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located just west of St. Jean Baptiste Church. Marker is in this post office area: Verner, Ontario P0H 2M0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within The Founding of Sturgeon Falls (approx. 15.5 kilometers away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.