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Manitoba Municipalities: Morden

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This municipality is named for Alvey Morden who settled here in 1874 and homesteaded on NW9-3-5W until his death. Morden developed from two towns nearby that preceded arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1882: Nelsonville to the northwest and Mountain City to the southwest.

Present Status

City of Morden (24 August 2012)

Incorporation History

Village of Morden (1 May 1895)
Town of Morden (30 November 1903)

Adjoining Municipalities

Stanley

Land Area (square km)

16.39

Population

Year

Total

1906

1437

1911

1130

1916

1261

1921

1268

1926

1354

1931

1416

1936

1462

1941

1427

1946

1690

1951

1862

1956

2237

1961

2793

1966

3097

1971

3266

1976

3886

1981

4579

1986

5004

1991

5273

1996

5689

2001

6142

2006

6571

2011

7812

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1895-1898

John Henry Ruddell (1859-1906)

1899

William Garrett

1900-1901

George Ashdown (1851-1939)

1902

Harry Meikle (1857-1931)

1903

T. Schmitz

1904

George Ashdown (1851-1939)

1905-1908

Stuart Scott (1851-?)

1909

A. Jinkling

1910-1912

Stuart Scott (1851-?)

1913

William Henry Lake (1865-1949)

1914-1918

R. T. Hewitt

1919-1920

Alexander Kennedy

1921-1922

John Leslie Clubine (1886-1970)

1923-1932

William H. Lake (1865-1949)

1933

Norman Clark

1934-1939

Venember Allen

1940-1943

John Leslie Clubine (1886-1970)

1944-1945

Murdo Maclean

1946-1952

Derward Alton Duncan (1895-1990)

1953-1965

Harvey Alfred “Honey” Cochlan (?-1967)

1966-1974

Albert G. Morden

1975-1977

Johan M. “John” Wiens (1922-2014)

1978-1980

David A. Fehr

1981-1989

A. R. “Max” Friesen

1990-1992

Walter F. Latter

1993-1995

Ernst Bernhard “Ernie” Krahn (1940-2014)

1996-1998

Brent D. Stewart

1999-2002

Gerald John Edward “Gerry” Gebler (1943-2005)

2002-2006

John B. Wiens

2007-2010

Doug Wilson

2011-?

Ken Wiebe

Memorable Manitobans

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Go here for a list of historic sites in Morden.

Maps

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Morden (2005)
Source:
Manitoba Land Initiative

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank Brian Nedohin for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 December 2014

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