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Manitoba Municipalities: Macdonald (Rural Municipality)

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This municipality was named for Sir John A. Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Macdonald (25 May 1881)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Macdonald (25 May 1881)

Adjoining Municipalities

Cartier, Dufferin, Grey, Headingley, Morris, Ritchot

Constituent Communities

Brunkild, Domain, La Salle, Oak Bluff, Osborne, Sanford, Starbuck

Land Area (square km)

1158.33

Population

Year

Total

1871

800

1881

800

1891

819

1896

527

1901

1360

1911

2544

1921

2993

1931

3475

1941

3676

1951

3041

1956

2895

1961

2983

1966

3091

1971

3169

1976

3247

1981

3403

1986

3583

1991

3999

1996

4900

2001

5320

2006

5653

2011

6280

2016

7162

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1881-1884

A. Dryden

1885-1887

T. A. Gamble

1888-1889

William Parker

1890-1891

John Wilson

1892-1895

John W. Parker

1896

J. O. Faubert

1897

A. Meakin

1898-1902

D. R. Stewart

1903-1904

A. Wilson

1905

John W. Parker

1906-1907

William H. Wheatland (1867-?)

1908-1911

R. W. Woods

1912

John Fletcher Goldsborough (1863-1943)

1913-1919

James H. Parker

1920-1927

Samuel A. Rodgers

1928-1932

Charles E. Sweeney

1933-1937

James C. Sim

1938-1945

William Allinson

1946-1953

Homer F. Mills

1954-1960

Henry Magarrell

1961-1977

Lloyd E. Magarrell

1978-1986

Carl F. Pitura

1987-1988

D. Laverne Manness

1989-1991

Victor F. Baleja

1992-1995

Glenn Wayne Dressel (1943-1998)

1996-2014

Rodney Burns

2015-?

Bradley Erb

Clerks / Secretary-Treasurers / Chief Administrative Officers (1883-2006)

Term

Clerk / Secretary-Treasurer

1883

Cornelius W. Wheatland

1884

A. M. Brown

1885

R. W. Code
W. J. Robinson

1886-1887

John Cuddy (1843-?)

1888

A. Wilson

1889-1890

A. Dryden

1891-1906

John Cuddy

1906-1932

Harold “Harry” Grills (1870-1954)

1932-1942

Vernon E. Fox

1942-1967

Gladstone C. Catley

1967-1991

Lorne F. Erb

1991-?

Tom Raine

Councillors (1881-2006)

Name

Term

W. Allinson

1909, 1922-1927

D. Anseeuw

1998-2002

V. Baleja

1977-1989

S. E. Baldwin

1946-1961

A. H. Bertrand

1881

A. H. Bestland

1995-1998

Cynthia Bisson

1998-?

W. H. Black

1900-1902

J. Blanco

1906, 1908-1910

H. Bohemier

1911-1912

Rodney Burns

1989-1995

B. Casselman

1888-1891

S. Cockerill

1992-1995

J. A. Cormier

1909-1910, 1913-1920, 1923-1926

H. M. Courtney

1909-1913

J. D. Cuddy

1911-1928

James Anthony Cuddy (1892-1971)

1948-1953, 1957-1970

W. Cummings

1906-1908, 1910-1911

R. H. DeVos

1973-1977

Doug Dobrowolski

1992-?

R. Doerksen

1986-1998

A. Dryden

1887-1889, 1892-1897, 1903-1905, 1908-1910

J. C. Dryden

1920-1926, 1933-1938

G. Dyck

1989-1992

K. Dyck

1986-1989

Brad Erb

2002-?

J. P. Fast

1928-1943, 1946-1950

L. Fetterman

1940-1945

W. Flinn

1929-1944

W. A. Fowler

1887

M. Gaudry

1902-1905

John Fletcher Goldsborough (1863-1943)

1903-1907

Joseph Henry Goldsborough

1954-1971

J. Grabowski

1944-1945

C. Guilbault

1898-1899

W. M. Herbert

1920-1921

D. A. Houston

1902, 1928-1939

George Junkin

1995-?

R. M. Junkin

1971-1977

P. L. Kaminsky

1951-1965

A. Kemp

1889-1905

Roger Kirouac

2002-?

E. Lagace

1980-1986

M. Lagace

1961-1971, 1977-1980

W. Laughland

1891-1892

Gilles Lavallee

1998-?

J. Lecomte

1892

R. Livingston

1944-1947

R. H. Longmore

1903-1906

H. W. Magarrell

1939-1953

L. E. Magarrell

1947-1960

L. Manness

1975-1986

F. W. Manness

1890

J. Marshal

1995-1998

A. McCurdy

1898, 1900-1901

J. McDonald

1898-1902

B. L. McDole

1945-1956

P. McGrath

1906-1908

G. McIntyre

1877

R. McLean

1900-1901

A. McPherson

1977-1986

J. J. McRae

1900-1901

A. Meakin

1912-1919

D. A. Mills

1912-1919

Homer Mills

1928-1943

H. G. Mills

1922-1926

D. Milne

1903-1905

T. J. Montgomery

1888-1889

C. A. Moors

1926-1927

Joe Morse

1972-1989

Bob Morse

1995-?

B. Murphy

1986-2002

T. Nugent

1889-1897

A. Olund

1979-1992

W. Orr

1902

M. Oughton

1907

G. Parker

1899, 1902-1903

J. W. Parker

1887-1888, 1890

H. Picken

1924-1925

Carl Pitura

1961-1974

L. Poersch

1989-1992

W. S. Reid

1891

J. Rempel

1978-1986

W. J. Robinson

1889-1892

J. E. Rochon

1921-1922

R. O. Rochon

1937-1946

L. R. Russell

1892

C. Ryan

1986-1992

J. C. Sim

1927-1932

J. J. Sim

1954-1960

R. Smith

1887, 1889-1891

C. E. Sweeney

1911-1920

G. P. Wastle

1898-1899

F. W. Weidman

1962-1974

J. E. Wheatland

1920-1921

William H. Wheatland (1867-?)

1904-1905

W. A. Wilde

1966-1974

A. Wilson

1892, 1898-1902

T. Wilson

1887-1888

R. W. Woods

1906-1907

W. Wrixon

1897-1899

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

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History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Macdonald.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

Hugging the Meridian, Macdonald: A Manitoba Municipal History, 1881-1981 by Betty Dyck, 1981.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 April 2017

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