1916 Staff and Student Attendees of the Marieval Indian Residential School

The following transcription is from the 1916 Canadian Census of Prairie Provinces which captured the names of staff and students at the Marieval school.

You can find copies of the census on the government of Canada’s website. The pages that captured this information are from the Indian Reserves electoral district, sub-district description is Crooked Lake Agency, Reserve no. 73 – Cowessess – Qu’Appelle, pages 11 and 12.

Search the 1916 Canadian Census here.

For ease of access, I have linked these pages here (page 11) and here (page 12).

1916 Census Marieval Residential School Staff

Name PositionSexAgeTribal OriginMother Tongue
J.B.BeysPrincipalMale40FrenchFrench
ClaraBoisertMother SuperiorFemale43FrenchFrench
LauraCollinsAssistantFemale34FrenchFrench
ElizaDufaultAssistantFemale37FrenchFrench
GauthierEugeneAssistantMale44FrenchFrench
PeterKerouantonServantMale22FrenchFrench
RoseLangstaffAssistantFemale35IrishFrench
A.LariviereAssistantFemale33FrenchFrench
MariaLe BlancAssistantFemale31FrenchFrench
MaryMousseauAssistantFemale24FrenchFrench
N.A.RoiselleAssistantMale47FrenchFrench

1916 Census Marieval Residential School Students

Name SexAgeTribal OriginMother Tongue
RaphaelAgecoutayMale10CreeCree
ThersaAgecoutayFemale7CreeCree
DelinaAisaicanFemale7CreeCree
IsaacAisaicanMale15CreeCree
MarthaAisaicanFemale15CreeCree
MatthewAisaicanMale7CreeCree
RielAisaicanMale11CreeCree
StephenAisaicanMale11CreeCree
XavierAisaicanMale8CreeCree
MaggieAllaryFemale10CreeCree
MariaAllaryFemale12CreeCree
AlbertBelangerFemale13CreeCree
AlexandreBelangerMale15CreeCree
AlexinaBelangerFemale9CreeCree
SimonBelangerMale8CreeCree
TheophileBelangerMale18CreeCree
ElenoreDelormeFemale13CreeCree
EmeranceDelormeFemale12CreeCree
EmeriseDelormeFemale17CreeCree
FrancoiseDelormeFemale7CreeCree
LeonDelormeMale12CreeCree
PierreDelormeMale14CreeCree
St. PierreDelormeMale13CreeCree
LouisGunnMale10CreeCree
SeraphineLaVallee (Lavallee)Female13CreeCree
TheresaLaVallee (Lavallee)Female16CreeCree
AngusLeratMale15CreeCree
AlexandreLeratMale10CreeCree
AlfredLeratMale9CreeCree
DanielLeratMale13CreeCree
HelenLeratFemale14CreeCree
LouisLeratMale10CreeCree
MargueriteLeratFemale16CreeCree
VeroniqueLeratFemale16CreeCree
MarieNepahpinessFemale14CreeCree
AgnesNesahcamapenessFemale9CreeCree
ElizabethNesahcamapenessFemale17CreeCree
JohnNitamarikeMale9CreeCree
ElizaPeltierFemale15CreeCree
LouisePeltier (Pelletier)Female13CreeCree
MariePeltier (Pelletier)Female18CreeCree
NapoleonPeltier (Pelletier)Male10CreeCree
St. PierreWapamooseMale10CreeCree
HenrietteYoungFemale15CreeCree
VictorYoungMale10CreeCree

1926 Staff and Student Attendees of the Marieval Indian Residential School

The Marieval Indian Residential School, also known as the Cowessess school, was located in the Qu’Appelle valley, south of Crooked Lake. It opened on December 19, 1898 and closed on June 30, 1997. During its operation, it was managed by the Oblate Fathers of Mary Immaculate, then later the Oblate Indian and Eskimo Commission and finally the Cowessess Board of Education.

You can learn more about the Marieval Indian Residential School, and other recognized schools under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA), by visiting the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation’s digital archive. I highly recommend reading the School Narrative which outlines important information and major events at the school.

Read more about Marieval here.

The following transcription is from the 1926 Canadian Census of Prairie Provinces which captured the names of staff and students at the Marieval school. You can find copies of the census on the government of Canada’s website. The pages that captured this information are from the Qu’Appelle electoral district, district number 30, sub-district 61, pages 1 and 2.

Search the 1926 Canadian Census here.

For ease of access, I have made these pages available here (page 1) and here (page 2).

A note about the transcription, I’ve transcribed the information as written in the census record. The term “Indian” is outdated and may be considered offensive. The term should only be used when in reference to status persons under the Indian Act.

You can read more about terminologies such as Indigenous, Aboriginal, Indian, Métis, Inuit, etc. here.

1926 Census Marieval Residential School Staff

Name PositionSexAgeTribal OriginMother Tongue
JosephCarriereHeadMale59FrenchFrench
FiebranieBergeronEmployeeFemale36FrenchFrench
JohnChisholmEmployeeMale86ScotchEnglish
LauraCollinsEmployeeFemale44FrenchFrench
DovatFafardEmployeeMale59FrenchFrench
IdaHibotteEmployeeFemale29FrenchFrench
PierreKerouantonEmployeeMale32FrenchFrench
AlexinaKerouantonEmployee’s wifeFemale21FrenchFrench
LouisKerouantonEmployee’s sonMale3FrenchFrench
Joseph PaulKerouantonEmployee’s sonMale2/12FrenchFrench
RoseLangstaffEmployeeFemale45FrenchFrench
AliceLapierreEmployeeFemale36FrenchFrench
GraziellaMaynardEmployeeFemale36FrenchFrench
WilliamMossEmployeeMale38EnglishEnglish
HenryPichonEmployeeMale26FrenchFrench
ClaudiaRochelianEmployeeFemale42FrenchFrench
NoclaTougasEmployeeFemale31FrenchFrench

1926 Census Marieval Residential School Students

Name SexAgeTribal OriginMother Tongue
Agnes BellaAcooseFemale14Saulteaux IndianSaulteaux
Joseph GabrielAcooseMale15Saulteaux IndianSaulteaux
Joseph RielAcooseMale13Saulteaux IndianSaulteaux
Mary JimamiaAcooseFemale14Saulteaux IndianSaulteaux
May LucyAcooseFemale11Saulteaux IndianSaulteaux
RosalieAcooseFemale11Saulteaux IndianSaulteaux
EdwardAgecoutayMale9Cree IndianCree
EmmaAgecoutayFemale7Cree IndianCree
EvaAgecoutayFemale14Cree IndianCree
IsidoreAgecoutayMale7Cree IndianCree
AgnesAisaicanFemale14Cree IndianCree
AlbertAisaicanMale12Cree IndianCree
AndrewAisaicanMale10Cree IndianCree
EmanuelAisaicanMale16Cree IndianCree
IsadoreAisaicanMale17Cree IndianCree
JeremieAisaicanMale14Cree IndianCree
Joseph VictorAisaicanMale9Cree IndianCree
LeonAisaicanMale8Cree IndianCree
Marie LouiseAisaicanFemale8Cree IndianCree
OliviaAisaicanFemale10Cree IndianCree
DelvinaBellehumeurFemale10French Half-Breed1French
EstherBellehumeurFemale13French Half-BreedFrench
Mary CatherineBellehumeurFemale15French Half-BreedFrench
AgnesBordenFemale6Cree Indian2Saulteaux
JosephineBordenFemale10Saulteaux IndianSaulteaux
AliceDelormeFemale11Indian3Cree
AmableDelormeMale7Cree IndianCree
AmbroseDelormeMale8Cree IndianCree
Ambrose CharlesDelormeMale12Cree IndianCree
ClaraDelormeFemale10Cree IndianCree
ClementDelormeMale10Cree IndianCree
FlorenceDelormeFemale13Cree IndianCree
FrancisDelormeMale8Cree IndianCree
FrancoiseDelormeFemale17Cree IndianCree
HeleneDelormeFemale11IndianCree
IsabellaDelormeFemale12Cree IndianCree
JamesDelormeMale14Cree IndianCree
RosalieDelormeFemale8Cree IndianCree
PhillippeHenryMale16French Half-BreedCree
GilbertLafontaineMale16French Half-BreedFrench
MarieLafontaineFemale12French Half-BreedFrench
NormanLafontaineMale10French Half-BreedFrench
PeterLafontaineMale8French Half-BreedFrench
AgnesLavalleeFemale17Cree IndianCree
CelinaLavalleeFemale15Cree IndianCree
FlorestineLavalleeFemale15French Half-BreedFrench
VirginieLavalleeFemale13Cree IndianCree
EmilieLeratFemale11Cree IndianCree
FlorenceLeratFemale10Cree IndianCree
GeorgeLeratMale16Cree IndianCree
GeorgeLeratMale11Cree IndianCree
HenriettaLeratFemale16Cree IndianCree
AliceLouisonFemale6Cree IndianCree
MosesNorthwindMale8Saulteaux IndianSaulteaux
ElizaNowekeseswapeFemale15Saulteaux IndianSaulteaux
ClementinePelletierFemale11IndianCree
DovatPelletierMale14Cree IndianCree
EdwardPelletierMale10Cree IndianCree
ElizabethPelletierFemale14Cree IndianCree
RobertPelletierMale11Cree IndianCree
SampsonPelletierMale15Cree IndianCree
TheresaPelletierFemale9Cree IndianCree
John BaptisteRedwoodMale13Cree IndianCree
JosephRedwoodMale15Cree IndianCree
GeorginaSmokerFemale9Cree IndianCree
AdelineSparvierFemale10Cree IndianCree
Lily JaneStillFemale10Cree IndianCree
Rose AliceTrottierFemale9Cree IndianCree
AliceTwo VoiceFemale16Cree IndianCree
Marie AnneTwo VoiceFemale15IndianCree
Joseph PaulWapamooseMale16Cree IndianCree
JosephWilliamsMale14Saulteaux IndianSaulteaux
Joseph CleophasYoungMale10Cree IndianCree

1 Outdated and insensitive term for Métis of French and Indigenous ancestry.

2 I believe this is an error, and Agnes should be listed as from the Saulteaux Tribe.

3 For some students the enumerator did not list their tribe of origin, however, this information can likely be assumed based on information found in this table.