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Modeste, R. C. bishop, born 11 October 1809 at St. Nicholas, Quebec
in Canada; died in Vancouver's Island in 21 July 1871. He went to the Northwest
Territory in 1838, and was engaged in missionary duty among the Indians in and
around Walla-Walla up into British Columbia as far north as Stuart Lake, till
1847, when he was consecrated bishop of Vancouver's island. In 1866 he assisted
at the Second Plenary Council of Baltimore, and shortly afterwards of the First
Vatican Council. He died soon after his return, beloved by Protestants and
Catholics for his care of the poor and lowly.
DEMERS, M., R. C. bishop, born in Canada: died in Vancouver's Island in 1871. He went to the Northwest Territory in 1838, and was engaged in missionary duty among the Indians till 1847, when he was consecrated bishop of Vancouver's island.
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