Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Cyrille Hector Octave Côté


Côté, Cyrille Hector Octave (1809-1850), physician, politician, and clergyman, was born at Quebec in 1809. He was educated at the College of Montreal and at the University of Vermont (M.D., 1831). In 1834 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada for L'Acadie as a reformer, and in 1837 he was one of the leaders of the Lower Canadian rebellion. He fled to the United States, and became there a convert to Protestantism and a Baptist minister. On his return to Canada, he published Un mot en passant à ceux qui ont abandonné l'église romaine et ses traditions (Montreal, 1848). He died at Burlington, Vermont, on October 4, 1850. He married Marguerite Jobson. See Rev. N. Cyr, Memoirs of the Rev. C. H. O. Côté, M.D. (Philadelphia, 1854), and E. Z. Massicotte, Le docteur Côté (Bull. rech. hist., 1923).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 138.


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