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Manitoba Communities: Assiniboia (Unincorporated Rural Municipality)

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This municipality is named for the Assiniboine River that flows beside it.

Present Status

City of Winnipeg (1 January 1972)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Assiniboia (?)
Amalgamation of Assiniboia, Brooklands, Charleswood, East Kildonan, Fort Garry, North Kildonan, Old Kildonan, St. Boniface, St. James, St. Vital, Transcona, Tuxedo, West Kildonan, and Winnipeg (1 January 1972)

Land Area (square km)

?

Population

Year

Total

1871

307

1881

400

1891

300

1896

811

1901

357

1911

681

1921

1024

1931

1675

1941

1968

1951

2663

1956

3577

1961

6088

1966

19389

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1886-1888

James Green (c1847-1892)

1888-1889

John William Tait

1890

John Taylor (1834-1925)

1891

?

1892-1900

Alexander Murray

1901-1903

Charles George Caron (c1851-1912)

1904

William Bourke (1863-1943)

1905

Alexander Murray

1906

G. G. Caron

1907-1909

Samuel Jacob Thompson (1845-1909)

1909-1911

George Thomas Chapman (1861-1940)

1912

Joseph J. McMillan

1913

William Mactavish Bannatyne (1864-1931)

1914

D. Shelmerdine

1915-1916

D. C. McColl

1917

Charles Holden

1918-1920

Charles Leonard Richardson (1884-1939)

1921-1922

James H. Black

1923-1924

John Lawson McBride (1879-1959)

1925-1932

John Bunting

1933-1939

John Salmon Lamont (1885-1964)

1940-1941

John B. Johnson

1942-1943

Eric D. Bullock

1944-1945

John B. Johnson

1946-1947

B. Findlay

1948-1959

Joseph Henry Sansome (1907-1983)

1960-1961

W. H. “Harry” Morgan (c1899-1961)

1962-1967

John Harold Belows (1914-2003)

1968

W. J. Turner

1969

Merged with St. James into St. James-Assiniboia

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

“Assiniboia,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 December 1911, page 14.

“Looking backwards,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 January 1921, page 11.

“Assiniboia Mayor dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 September 1961, page 5.

We thank Jill Paskewitz for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 September 2018

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