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Manitoba Communities: Emerson (Unincorporated Town)

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This municipality was named in 1879 by William N. Fairbanks after the American essayist and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882).

Present Status

Municipality of Emerson-Franklin (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Town of Emerson (25 November 1879)
Amalgamated with Franklin (1 January 2015)

Land Area (square km)

22.28

Population

Year

Total

1891

660

1901

840

1906

920

1911

1043

1916

1092

1921

746

1926

744

1931

978

1936

922

1941

854

1946

847

1951

884

1956

896

1961

932

1966

834

1971

830

1976

756

1981

762

1986

725

1991

721

1996

737

2001

655

2006

689

2011

671

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1880-1882

Thomas Carney (c1830-1905)

1883-1885

William Hill Nash (1846-1917)

1886

? Irvine

1887

Archie McKay

1888

Charles Stanford Douglas (1852-1917)

1889-1890

David Henry McFadden (1856-1935)

1891

William Webster Unsworth (1850-1928)

1892

David Henry McFadden (1856-1935)

1893-1894

John William Macdonald (1855-?)

1895-1901

David Wright (1848-1917) [receiver]

1902-1904

William Webster Unsworth (1850-1928) [receiver]

1905-1907

Robert Hamilton (1842-1911)

1908-1910

David Wright (1848-1917)

1911

C. Whitman

1912-1913

George W. Johnston

1914

William Watson

1915-1926

Ezra Casselman (1860-1941)

1927-1945

James Bernard Andrews (1883-1968)

1946-1955

Walter Ross Forrester (1886-1979)

1956-1965

Leonard Careless

1966-1973

A. H. Carlson

1974-1975

William S. Wightman

1976-1983

Ralph William Eisbrenner (1918-2012)

1984-1986

William S. Wightman

1987-1992

Samuel Jay “Sam” Sadler (1924-2016)

1993-2001

Wayne Arseny

2002-2005

Elmer Penner

2006-2014

Wayne Arseny

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Emerson.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Emerson.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank Wayne Arseny for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 November 2017

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