Medard Cardinal

about 1847–23 June 1891 (Age 44)
Pinconning, Bay, Michigan, United States

The Life of Medard

When Medard Cardinal was born about 1847, his father, Benoni Boutin dit Cardinal, was 29 and his mother, Rosalie Bonneau, was 24. He married Mathilda Riche on 10 April 1870, in Pain Court, Kent, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Dover, Kent, Ontario, Canada in 1881. He died on 23 June 1891, in Pinconning, Bay, Michigan, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Pinconning, Bay, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Medard Cardinal
1847–1891
Mathilda Riche
1852–1927
Marriage: 10 April 1870
Ermine Mathilda Cardinal
1872–1917
Agnes Louise Cardinal
1875–
Melenisse Cardinal
1873–1949
Medard Cardinal
1876–1961
Albert Cardinal
1878–1879
Narcisse Nelson Cardinal
1881–
Selina Cardinal
1883–1885
Marie Rose Ann Cardinal
1886–1948
Elizabeth Cardinel
1890–1974

Spouse and Children

    Male1847–1891Male

    Mathilda Riche

    Female1852–1927Female

MARRIAGE
10 April 1870
Pain Court, Kent, Ontario, Canada
children

(9)

    Ermine Mathilda Cardinal

    Female1872–1917Female

    Female1873–1949Female

    Agnes Louise Cardinal

    Female1875–Female

    Male1876–1961Male

    Albert Cardinal

    Male1878–1879Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benoni Boutin dit Cardinal

    Male1818–1863Male

    Rosalie Bonneau

    Female1823–1860Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 0

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 7

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1863

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English, French, Spanish, and Dutch: from Middle English, Old French cardinal ‘cardinal’, the church dignitary (Latin cardinalis, originally an adjective meaning ‘crucial’). The surname may have denoted a servant who worked in a cardinal's household, but was probably more often bestowed as a nickname on someone who habitually dressed in red or who had played the part of a cardinal in a pageant, or on one who acted in a lordly and patronizing manner, like a prince of the Church.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Medore Cardinal, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Medar in entry for Nelson Cardinal and Agnes Ganyaw, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Medo... in entry for Frank Lafave and Elizabeth Cardinel, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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