Marguerite Lafournaise was born on March 1, 1860 at Pembina (Dakota Territory). She was baptized on March 2, 1860 at Assumption Church, daughter of Joseph Lafournaise and Suzanne Vallee. Her Godfather was her uncle Joseph Vallee and her Godmother was Marguerite Ritchot.
She married Onesime Octave Azure, son of Pierre Azure and Marie Marthe Breland, on January 15, 1882 at St. Claude Mission, in St. John, North Dakota. She and Onesime had one son, Joseph Arthur Azure.
When Onesime passed away, Marguerite married Magloire McLeod on April 14, 1888, at St. Claude Mission. Magloire was the son of Antoine McLeod and Marianne Versailles. Marguerite and Magloire had seven children: Elize, Veronica, Joseph, Virginia, St.Vidal, Marie, and Charles.
She was enumerated in numerous Indian census for the Turtle Mountain Reservation, Belcourt, North Dakota, and received Indian allotment land under the 1904 revised McCumber Agreement. Her Indian Name is listed as Waketakamakoquay (Swampy Woman).
Her parents Joseph Lafournaise and Suzanne Vallee were both involved in the 1885 Metis resistance before moving to the Turtle Mountain Reservation after the defeat at Batoche.
Marguerite died on July 15, 1952 at Belcourt, Rolette County, North Dakota, at age 92. She is buried in the St. Michael Cemetery south of Rolla, North Dakota.
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