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Manitoba Communities: Foxwarren (Unincorporated Village)

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A couple of explanations have been offered for the name of this community, established around 1889 as a point on the Canadian Pacific Railway. One is that it commemorates the English estate of William Henry Barneby (1843-1914) who visited his son in Manitoba in the early 1880s and subsequently wrote Life and Labour in the Far, Far West (1884). Another story is that it concatenates Fox, the name of an early settler in this area, and Warren, a term for an animal’s den.

Present Status

Municipality of Prairie View (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Village of Foxwarren (March 1912)
Dissolved (circa 1967)

Land Area (square km)

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Population

Year

Total

1916

207

1921

277

1926

265

1931

268

1936

249

1941

219

1946

268

1951

271

1956

270

1961

272

1966

239

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1912-1916

A. Laycock

1917-1918

Edward Graham (1849-1940)

1919-1920

John Henry Hall (1852-1940)

1921-1922

John George Louis LeMottee Armit (1875-1955)

1923-1926

Arnold Lewarton (1877-1962)

1927-1928

Edward Graham (1849-1940)

1929-1937

Walter Leo Leavens (?-1975)

1938-1939

William Robert Tett (1875-1957)

1940-1943

Walter Leo Leavens (?-1975)

1944-1945

William Robert Tett (1875-1957)

1946-1947

James Edward “Ted” Morris

1948-1952

James Marshall McCrindle (1879-1966)

1953-1954

Samuel Jackson Stitt (1895-1966)

1955

John Young

1956-1963

James Low (1894-1966)

1964-1966

N. B. Bergsteinson

1967

R. H. Gilmour

Secretary-Treasurers

Term

Secretary-Treasurers

1912-1913

W. J. Rorke

1913-1914

J. W. McCrindle

1914-1938

Percy Highfield

1939-1955

John George Louis LeMottee Armit (1875-1955)

1955-1961

W. F. Hinkel

1962-1965

Gowan B. Hay

1965-1967

Sophia Smith

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

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History Books

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Maps

Sources

“Three killed in collision,” Birtle Eye Witness, 3 January 1967, page 2.

A View of the Birdtail: A History of the Municipality of Birtle, the Town of Birtle, and the Villages of Foxwarren and Solsgirth 1878-1974. History Committee of the Municipality of Birtle, 1974. Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.B57.

The Fox’s Tale: The History of Foxwarren and the Consolidated School District #525 by Foxwarren and District History Book Committee, edited by Ruth McNarry Meldrum, 1989.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 March 2017

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