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Manitoba Municipalities: Edward (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
Rural Municipality of Edward (1 December 1905)
Amalgamated with Albert and Arthur (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Albert, Arthur

Constituent Communities

Lyleton, Pierson

Land Area (square km)

769.14

Population

Year

Total

1891

500

1901

1051

1911

1512

1921

1514

1931

1508

1941

1308

1951

1213

1956

1198

1961

1211

1966

1144

1971

1069

1976

973

1981

946

1986

896

1991

789

1996

759

2001

679

2006

621

2011

574

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1905-1907

Joseph Henderson (1844-1914)

1908

John Harrison Haight (1858-1937)

1909-1911

Charles Edmond Roblin (c1852-1914)

1911-1913

Merryfield James Basted (1867-1951)

1914

Innes Rae Melvin (c1867-1920)

1915-1917

John Harrison Haight (1858-1937)

1917-1918

Robert “Bob” Pitt (1874-1934)

1919-1938

Merryfield James Basted (1867-1951)

1938-1960

Robert Melvin (1896-1967)

1960-1968

Fred Phillipson (1907-?)

1968-1975

William Gordon Tingey (1905-1982)

1975-1980

Arthur H. Tucker

1980-2014

Ralph J. Wang

2015-?

See Two Borders

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Edward.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Edward.

Maps

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Edward (2001)
Source:
Manitoba Land Initiative

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Harvest of Time: History of the R.M. of Edward, Edward History Book Committee, 1991.

We thank Rob Trott for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 March 2017

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