108 years ago today, on January 13, 1908, on page 9 of the Manitoba Free Press, was this announcement:
The following recent appointments are announced in the current issue of the Manitoba Official Gazette:…Provincial constables…Thomas Hogue, jr. of La Salle.
According to the La Salle local history book Then to Now, Pépère held this office until 1930. His gun and his handcuffs were handed down to two of his sons, Joe and Ray.
I’ve also found one other newspaper article, from the Manitoba Free Press, Wednesday, December 21, 1910, page 16:
There, just a short little story. As mentioned in my previous post, I am concentrating on re-organizing my genealogy research. When I realized the January 13th date of the announcement of the appointment…well, I just had to share!