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Fort Garry

Manitoba Communities: Fort Garry (Unincorporated Rural Municipality)

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This municipality was named for the fur trade post of Upper Fort Garry.

Present Status

City of Winnipeg (1 January 1972)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Fort Garry (?)
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

1901

730

1911

1133

1921

2451

1931

3926

1941

4453

1951

8193

1956

13592

1961

17528

1966

21177

1971

26127

Reeves and Mayors

Term

Reeve

1912-1914

Robert Allison Cayne Manning (1878-1929)

1915-1916

Richard Hunter Young (1876-1965)

1917-1921

J. F. Feilde

1922-1923

J. C. Collinson

1924-1925

John Herbert Riley (1885-1960)

1926-1930

Frank Scott Fowler (1888-1955)

1931

Cecil Wood

1932-1935

F. C. Cave

1936-1945

Charles B. Johnston

1946-1953

Leslie Raymond “Ray” Fennell (1893-1986)

1954-1955

William Scott Neal (1914-1993)

1956-1959

R. Darwin Chase (1905-1979)

1960-1967

Leslie Raymond “Ray” Fennell (1893-1986)

1968-1971

Richard Alan “Dick” Wankling (1926-2004)

1972

Merged into Winnipeg

Councillors

Councillor

Term(s)

J. A. Aitken

1956

? Barnes

1927-1929

William Beddington

1946-1949

J. F. Bishop

1933-1935

D. A. Boulden

1954-1956

W. Q. Burges

1917

Alexander Campbell

1951

Ted Campeau

1956, 1958-1961

Edward Carter

1917-1918

Edmond Champagne

1912-1915

R. Champagne

1924-1925

R. Darwin Chase (1905-1979)

1955

J. R. G. Cloutier

1955-1956, 1958-1969

? Cyr

1932-1933

John deJong

1941-1945

H. D. deMoissac

1934

Ernest Deneweth (1896-1953)

1929-1932

W. M. Ducharme

1958-1963

A. Basile Dufort

1941-1943

Joseph Pierre Dumas (1875-1950)

1912-1916

A. T. Elders

1949-1950

W. S. Fairbrother

1954

J. F. Fielde

1915-1916

Donald Ross Fonger (1923-2006)

1960-1961

Alex D. Fraser

1945-1948

Rupert Roderick Fultz (1915-1988)

1952

Joseph E. Grandmont

1912-1921, 1924-1931

D. A. Grant

1968-1969

Mathurin Hervo

1919-1928

G. R. Hobson

1967-1969

A. M. Hopper

1955-1956, 1958-1959

J. B. Alphonse Houde

1944-1955

Robert Hunter

1950-1955

Elizabeth L. Ireton

1970

Charles B. Johnston

1934-1935

W. J. Landreth

1951

Joseph N. Landry

1922-1923

? Landry

1932-1933

Michel Olivier Leclair

1912-1931

J. N. Arthur Leclaire

1934-1940

Gordon L. Leggo

1944-1945

G. W. Lyon

1958-1959

J. H. McCulloch

1923-1924

C. H. McIntosh

1966-1969

George McKenzie

1914

W. R. Moffatt

1967-1969

Otto Muth

1949-1950, 1953-1954

Alexander Nault

1918-1922, 1925-1926, 1931-1932

P. Orzechowski

1968-1969

Gordon M. Pearston

1936-1943

Albert Perreault

1918-1923, 1926-1933

W. D. Pooles

1964-1965

G. W. Rattray

1953

John Herbert Riley (1885-1960)

1918-1923

Dr. E. J. Robb

1924-1926

D. Sanderson

1964-1966

D. R. Seel

1961-1966

G. W. Seier

1946-1948

Milton E. Shantz (1873-?)

1916-1917

R. J. Simpson

1960-1963

Frank Sprague

1915-1917

M. F. Sproule

1913-1914

Harold St. George Stubbs (1912-2005)

1958-1960

Auguste Marc “Gus” Thorimbert (1923-2013)

1962-1967

Richard Alan “Dick” Wankling (1926-2004)

1962-1967

? Webb

1931-1933

George Wedge

1933-1940

L. H. Williamson

1954-1956

Cecil Wood

1927-1930

Richard Hunter Young (1876-1965)

1912-1914

George S. Young

1936-1944

Police Chiefs

Term

Police Chief

1945-1974

Arthur “Art” Bridgwater (1910-1976)

Sources:

Manitoba Gazette, 1887-1959. Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Horses on sidewalks irked Fort Garry,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1971, page 22.

We thank the City of Winnipeg Archives and Neil Pryce for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 October 2017

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