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No.: PR0247
TITLE: Charles B. Rouleau fonds
CREATOR: Charles B. Rouleau
DATE RANGE: 1886-1901
EXTENT: 0.10 m of textual records

Charles-Borromée Rouleau was born in L'Isle Verte, Lower Canada (now Quebec) on December 13, 1840 to Joseph and Euphrosine (nee Patouël/Patoine) Rouleau. Rouleau studied at Ecole Normale Laval in Quebec and received his diplomas in 1859 and 1860. From 1861 until 1873 he served as the inspector of Catholic Schools in Ottawa, Ontario. In 1868 he was called to the Bar in Quebec and in 1876 he became District Magistrate in Ottawa. His career in the west began on September 28, 1883 when he was named a stipendiary magistrate and a member of the Executive Council for the Northwest Territories (now Alberta). Four years later in February 1887 he became Judge of the Northern Alberta Judicial District. He retained his posting to the Northwest Territories Supreme Court until his death in 1901.

Charles-B. Rouleau married Elvina Dumouchel on April 11, 1877. Together they had two daughters and one son. The family settled in Calgary, Alberta in 1889. Elvina Rouleau died on March 27, 1901. Months later on August 25, 1901, Charles-B. Rouleau died in Montreal while enroute to Europe with his daughter. He was buried in Calgary.

CUSTODIAL HISTORY:Eric J. Holmgren the Legislative Librarian at the Legislative Library in Edmonton, Alberta transferred these records to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1968. The manner by which the Legislative Library first obtained these records is unknown.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: Fonds consists of the court notebooks of Justice Charles B. Rouleau created during his tenure as Judge of the Northern Alberta Judicial District.
ARRANGEMENT NOTE: The records have been maintained in chronological order.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Other records pertaining to Charles B. Rouleau are located at the Glenbow Archives in Calgary, Alberta.
GENERAL NOTE: For the French version of this description, click here.
Most of the information in the Administrative history/Biographical sketch was obtained from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. XIII: 1901-1910.
This fonds was donated at the same time and in the same accession as the following unrelated fonds: the Horace Harvey fonds (PR0248).
RELATED FONDS: SL0247 (Fonds Charles-Borromée Rouleau)

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