Lagemodière, Marie-Anne

Marie-Anne Lagemodière, née Gaboury, western pioneer (b at Maskinongé, Qué 2 Aug 1780; d at St-Boniface, Man 14 Dec 1875). Married to Jean-Baptiste LAGEMODIÈRE, a fur trader, in 1806, Marie-Anne went to the Red River and Fort Edmonton areas with him, becoming one of the first white women on the western prairies. Her daughter, Reine (b 1807), was the first legitimate white child in the West. Of Marie-Anne's 8 children, the second youngest, Julie, was the mother of Louis RIEL.