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Paul Hudon Beaulieu
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Birth: May 10, 1819
Sault Sainte Marie
Chippewa County
Michigan, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1897
White Earth
Becker County
Minnesota, USA

Husband of Maria Margaret Fairbanks, son of Bazile Hudon & Ogernahgeshigoquay "Margaret" Racine (daughter of White Raven Chippewa Chief).

Chapter XVIII.

A Pioneer History of Becker County Minnesota
Alvin H. Wilcox

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, Marie Genevieve Ledeboer, Mrs. A. J. McIntosh, and Truman and Clement A. H. Beaulieu. He was a brother of the late lamented Col. Clement Hudon 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.
Family links: 
  Bazil Hudon Beaulieu (1783 - 1838)
  Margaret Racine Beaulieu (1790 - 1860)
  Maria Margaret Fairbanks Beaulieu (1821 - 1900)
  Marie Genevieve Beaulieu Ledeboer (1858 - 1935)*
  Truman Beaulieu (1860 - 1926)*
  Elizabeth Beaulieu Borup*
  Clement Hudon Beaulieu (1811 - 1892)*
  Paul Hudon Beaulieu (1819 - 1897)
  Abraham H. Beaulieu (1822 - 1844)*
  Catherine Beaulieu Fairbanks (1829 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
White Earth
Becker County
Minnesota, USA
Maintained by: Paul Wilcox
Originally Created by: Earl Munday
Record added: Jan 01, 2007
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Paul Hudon Beaulieu
Added by: Joan Edmonson
Paul Hudon Beaulieu
Added by: Earl Munday
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I just found out that Paul Hudon Beaulieu is my 4th. cousin 4 times removed. My maternal grandmother was a Beaulieu from Trois Pistoles, Canada. My prayers are with you now.
- Joyce (Cyr) Wilks
 Added: Aug. 19, 2012

- Joan Edmonson
 Added: Apr. 7, 2010

- Patsy D
 Added: Jan. 1, 2007

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