Théodore Baribeau

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Théodore Baribeau (March 1, 1870 December 31, 1937) [1] was a Quebec politician. He served as the first mayor of Gatineau, Quebec from 1933 to 1937. [2]

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The son of Louis Baribeau and Ezoire Dufresne, [1] he was born in Sainte-Geneviève, Quebec and operated a general store at Lac-Sainte-Marie for many years. [3] In 1906, he married Lucia Lacroix. [1] On his retirement in 1929, he moved to what was then known as Gatineau Mills, a company town for Canadian International Paper. Baribeau retired from municipal politics due to poor health. He died at home in Gatineau at the age of 67. [3]

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His son Eloi later also served as Gatineau mayor. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Genealogy of Théodore Baribeau". Genealogy of Canada. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  2. "Liste des maires de Gatineau". www.gatineau.ca (in French). Retrieved June 12, 2015.
  3. 1 2 "Theodore Baribeau is Widely Mourned". Ottawa Citizen. January 3, 1938. p. 2.
  4. "Gatineau Mayor Drowned Despite Efforts of Son". Ottawa Citizen. July 29, 1957. p. 9.