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Manitoba Municipalities: Carberry

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This municipality was named by railwayman James J. Hill for Carberry Tower, the county seat of Lord Elphinstone in Scotland. Elphinstone was a director of the Canadian Pacific Railway at the time and was travelling with Hill on a railway inspection tour.

Present Status

Town of Carberry (27 July 1905)

Incorporation History

Village of Carberry (20 December 1889)

Adjoining Municipalities

North Cypress

Land Area (square km)

4.79

Population

Year

Total

1901

1023

1906

1111

1911

878

1916

931

1921

794

1926

833

1931

807

1936

778

1941

931

1946

857

1951

912

1956

1065

1961

1113

1966

1265

1971

1305

1976

1423

1981

1510

1986

1544

1991

1481

1996

1493

2001

1513

2006

1502

2011

1669

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1890

Walter Wallace Ireland (1845-1917)

1891

James Belfry Henderson (1859-1934)

1892

Harry W. White

1893

Matthew Wise

1894-1895

William Hunt

1896

Duncan Pearson

1897

T. D. Stickle

1898-1900

Noble Dickie (1854-1910)

1901-1902

Alexander E. May

1903-1904

William Walker (1850-?)

1905-1907

Dr. J. M. Eaton

1908-1909

Ben Stewart

1910-1911

James Wellington McCrae (1857-1930)

1912-1914

Gregory Barrett (1867-1952)

1915-1917

Harold Richmond Hooper (1872-1955)

1918

Benjamin Wilson Caldwell (1880-1968)

1919

John Balfour

1920

Samuel W. Taylor

1921-1926

William A. Banister

1927

Wilfred C. Balfour

1928

James Wellington McCrae (1857-1930)

1929-1937

James L. Cowie (1875-1946)

1938-1945

Reuben James Waugh (1875-1945)

1946-1947

Benjamin Wilson Caldwell (1880-1968)

1948-1951

Leonard Murray

1952-1971

A. R. Calvert

1972-1977

Arthur L. MacKay

1978-1983

L. William Waters

1983-1992

Arthur H. Sear (?-2014)

1993-1998

Edith L. Anderson

1999-2006

Edward Drabyk

2007-2014

Wayne Blair

2015-?

Stuart Olmstead

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Carberry.

Photos & Maps

Carberry centennial plaque on Old Town Hall, Carberry (April 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Sources

The People of the Big Plain: Carberry, North Cypress 125th Anniversary. Carberry-North Cypress 125 History Book Committee, 2007. Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.C36.

Manitoba Gazette, 1887-1959. Manitoba Legislative Library.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 December 2014

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