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Manitoba Municipalities: Lawrence (Unincorporated Rural Municipality)

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This municipality was named for George Lawrence (1855-1924), Provincial Minister of Agriculture from 1911 to 1915. [1] Between 1925 and 1979, the municipality was operated by an administrator appointed by the provincial government. [2]

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Lakeshore (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Lawrence (5 November 1914)
Amalgamated with Ochre River (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Alonsa, Mossey River, Ste. Rose

Constituent Communities

Rorketon, Toutes Aides, Weiden

Land Area (square km)

761.64

Population

Year

Total

1901

155

1911

879

1921

2102

1931

1576

1941

1745

1951

1563

1956

1479

1961

1332

1966

1264

1971

1099

1976

958

1981

866

1986

814

1991

648

1996

608

2001

540

2006

501

2011

456

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1915-1921

William Armson

1922-1923

Nelson D. Huddlestone

1924

Odil Dupas

1925

David H. Payne, Administrator

1926-1929

Norman S. Tate, Administrator

1930-1937

O. J. Baxter, Administrator

1938-1942

Gladstone Cyril Catley, Administrator

1943

H. J. Rorke, Administrator

1944-1950

Walter J. Mitchell, Administrator

1951-1956

Maurice Chornoboy, Administrator

1956-1963

John Pelechaty, Administrator

1964-1966

Leonard Charzewski, Administrator

1967-1978

Hellar T. Charzewski, Administrator

1979-1992

Dmetro Mazier

1993-1995

Roland Van De Kerckhove

1996-1998

Fred Taylor

1999-2001

Steven Kindzerski

2002-2014

Fred Taylor

2015

See Lakeshore

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Lawrence.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Lawrence.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

1. Western Municipal News, 1923, page 335.

2. Open the Door - The Past Comes Alive: The History of the Rural Municipality of Lawrence by Lawrence Municipality History Committee, 1997. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 April 2017

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