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BEAULIEU Paul Hudon

Male 1817 - 1897  (79 years)


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  • Name BEAULIEU Paul Hudon 
    Born 10 May 1817  Sault Ste. Marie Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Feb 1897  White Earth, Becker Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Paul was an interpreter for the US Government, and assisted in
      concluding many treaties with the Chippewas.

      Paul H. Beaulieu

      Posted by Dick Campbell on Fri, 18 Jun 1999

      The following is from the book "A Pioneer History of Becker County
      Minnesota" Chapter XVIII, page 258, by Alvin H. Wilcox, 1907:

      Paul H. Beaulieu was born at Mackinac in 1820. He was of French and
      Indian descent and took an active part in the early development of
      the territory and state of Minnesota, especially in all matters
      relating to the Chippewa Indians, and in their several treaties with
      the government. He possessed the attributes of a splendid education,
      was a master of the English and French languages, a born diplomat, a
      brilliant orator, and a Chesterfield in manner and address, and was
      reputed to be the most fluent interpreter of the Chippewa dialect
      that the nation ever produced. He was largely instrumental in
      bringing about the measure which secured to the Chippewas their
      present home, the White Earth Reservation, and he, too, led the van
      when they removed hither, and turned the first furrow and planted the
      first crop, and took the initiatory steps in the paths of a new
      civilization. Mr. Beaulieu never sought the uncertain allurements of
      the political works, although grandly qualified to honor and
      administer the duties of its most intricate branches; he chose,
      rather, to humiliate himself to his humble surroundings and to the
      elevation of his kindred, the Chippewas of Minnesota. He belonged to
      that lofty school of individualism that is fast passing away, and
      who, "along the cool, sequestered vale of life, they keep the
      'morseless tenor of their way" and whose noble deeds of self-
      sacrifice are buried with them. Mr. Beaulieu had been in failing
      health for some time, and the sudden and tragic death of his beloved
      son, John H. Beaulieu, a few weeks ago, undoubtedly hastened his
      demise which occurred on the 9th of February, 1897. He leaves a wife
      and two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Jennie Ledeboer, Mrs. A. J.
      McIntosh, and Truman and C. A. H.. Beaulieu. He was a brother of the
      late lamented Col. C. H. Beaulieu, and at the time of his death he
      was employed as interpreter on the Chippewa commission. In respect to
      his memory Maj. R. M. Allen, U.S. Indian agent, ordered the agency
      flags at half mast during Wednesday and Thursday, and that general
      business about the agency be suspended during the funeral services.
      He was laid to rest on Thursday, in St. Benedict's mission cemetery;
      Rev. Father Aloysius, O. S. B., officiated at the funeral services. -
      Detroit Record.
    Person ID I784  Freeman-Smith
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

    Father BEAULIEU Bazile Hudon Dit,   b. 18 May 1783, Riviere-Quelle, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Sep 1838, LaPointe, Madeleine Island, WI/Beauleu Burial Grounds Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Skies) Margaret Racine (O-ge-mau-gee-shi-go-quay) (Queen of the,   b. Abt 1790, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Crow Wing, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1810  Lac de Flambeau, Oneida Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F690  Group Sheet

    Family FAIRBANKS Maria,   b. 21 Feb 1821, Vermillion Lake Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 Oct 1841 
    Children 
     1. BEAULIEU John H.,   b. 16 Sep 1842, Crow Wing, MN Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. BEAULIEU Clement A.,   b. 24 Dec 1844, Crow Wing, MN Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. BEAULIEU Lizzie,   b. 13 Feb 1856, Crow Wing, MN Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. LEDEBOER Jennie Beaulieu,   b. 18 Sep 1858, Crow Wing, MN Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. BEAULIEU Truman,   b. 15 Aug 1859, Crow Wing, MN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F784  Group Sheet

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