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Manitoba Communities: Boissevain (Unincorporated Town)

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Known originally as Cherry Creek, this municipality was renamed after Adolf Boissevain, a Dutch investor in the Canadian Pacific Railway which arrived in this area in 1886.

Mayors:

Present Status

Municipality of Boissevain-Morton (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Village of Boissevain (2 November 1898)
Town of Boissevain (5 June 1906)
Amalgamated with Morton (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Morton

Land Area (square km)

2.77

Population

Year

Total

1901

898

1906

979

1911

918

1916

948

1921

825

1926

788

1931

859

1936

819

1941

817

1946

836

1951

1015

1956

1115

1961

1303

1966

1473

1971

1506

1976

1584

1981

1660

1986

1572

1991

1484

1996

1544

2001

1495

2006

1497

2011

1572

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1899

James Sinclair Reekie (1857-?)

1900

James Duncan Baine (1855-1922)

1901-1902

Richard Gardiner Willis (1865-1929)

1903-1904

Frederick Laurence Schaffner (1855-1935)

1905-1906

Alexander Robert Welch (1873-1961)

1907-1909

J. T. Elliott

1910-1912

Dr. R. J. Campbell

1913

G. C. Aitkens

1914-1915

Norman White

1916-1920

William Willson

1921

Dr. R. J. Campbell

1922-1923

John Lorne Dunn

1924-1926

George William McDonald (1875-?)

1927-1928

F. J. Crowhurst

1929-1939

Frederick Valentine Bird (1885-1977)

1940

Maris Henry Garton (1891-1973)

1941-1943

Martin Crowhurst

1944-1945

E. B. Gowler

1946-1967

Edward Ingo Dow (1904-1992)

1968-1971

J. Douglas Houston

1972-1980

Jay F. Ryan

1981-1989

Jack D. Houston

1990-2014

M. Edward Anderson

2015-?

See Boissevain-Morton

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Boissevain.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Boissevain.

Maps

Sources

Beckoning Hills Revisited: Ours is a Goodly Heritage, Morton-Boissevain 1881-1981. Boissevain History Committee, 1981. Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.T87.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 March 2017

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