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Manitoba Municipalities: Arthur (Unincorporated Rural Municipality)

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This municipality was named for Prince Arthur (Duke of Connaught), later King Edward VII, who visited Canada in the early 1870s.

Present Status

Municipality of Two Borders (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Inchiquin
Rural Municipality of Arthur (22 December 1883)
Amalgamated with Albert and Edward (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Albert, Brenda, Edward

Constituent Communities

Coulter, Dalny, Elva, Melita

Land Area (square km)

765.77

Population

Year

Total

1891

660

1901

1485

1911

1854

1921

1588

1931

1793

1941

1396

1951

1266

1956

1207

1961

1116

1966

1015

1971

897

1976

862

1981

779

1986

722

1991

581

1996

528

2001

480

2006

440

2011

413

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1884-1885

James Downie

1886-1889

John Lorne Campbell (1856-1933)

1890

Goddard Frederick Gale (1858-1938)

1891-1892

A. M. Livingston

1893-1894

Alexander Trerice

1895-1898

George L. Dodds

1899-1900

R. J. Dobbyn

1901

J. W. Henderson

1902-1904

John J. Anderson (1836-1916)

1905

William Kilkenny (1863-1919)

1906

John Williams (1860-1931)

1907-1908

R. J. Dobbyn

1909-1913

S. D. Hannah

1914-1916

Robert Sterling

1917-1918

Jonas H. Shantz

1919

James Robson

1920-1921

James T. McCallum

1922-1928

William Allan

1929-1932

James T. McCallum

1933-1940

James Arthur Ross (1893-1958)

1941-1943

Thomas S. Loucks

1944-1968

G. C. Forster

1969-1975

A. E. Andrews

1976-1999

Ronald J. Renwick

2000-2005

Floyd Cheyne

2006

?

2007-2014

James P. Trewin

Memorable Manitobans

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Maps

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Arthur (2001)
Source:
Manitoba Land Initiative

Sources

Our First Century: Town of Melita and Municipality of Arthur, Melita-Arthur History Committee, 1983, Manitoba Legislative Library F5648.A78.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 May 2017

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