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Manitoba Communities: Pipestone (Rural Municipality)

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This municipality is named for the Pipestone Creek that runs through it which, in turn, is believed to have been so named because soft stone suitable for making pipes was found in its vicinity.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Pipestone (22 December 1883)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Pipestone (22 December 1883)

Adjoining Municipalities

Sifton, Two Borders, Wallace-Woodworth

Constituent Communities

Agnew, Butler, Cromer, Ebor, Ewart, Linklater, Pipestone, Reston, Scarth, Sinclair, Woodnorth

Land Area (square km)

1147.35

Population

Year

Total

1891

1100

1901

1592

1911

3082

1921

3251

1931

3382

1941

2781

1951

2744

1956

2838

1961

2767

1966

2643

1971

2293

1976

2138

1981

2073

1986

1987

1991

1795

1996

1710

2001

1567

2006

1419

2011

1447

2016

1458

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1884

John McKinnon

1885-1887

Daniel McLean [MacLean] (1854-1908)

1888

William McDougall

1889

John McKinnon

1890-1895

Robert Forke (1860-1934)

1896-1898

William Reid Guthrie (c1834-1909)

1899-1901

William Lothian (1855-1940)

1902-1904

John Grant Rattray (1867-1944)

1905-1914

Robert Forke (1860-1934)

1915-1917

William Huston Donald (1862-1925)

1918

Albert Edwin Smith (1875-1950)

1919-1923

William Huston Donald (1862-1925)

1924-1932

David Leopold Mellish (1883-1954)

1933-1948

William Watt (1875-1958)

1949-1951

Gordon Alexander Mooney (1905-1987)

1952-1959

James Alexander Donald (1904-1982)

1960-1977

Charles Francis Wedow (1907-2004)

1978-1992

John R. “Jack” Guthrie (c1924-2011)

1993-1998

W. Ross Tycoles

1998-2002

Melvin D. Watt (1946-2010)

2002-2006

Karen Caldwell

2006-2014

W. Ross Tycoles

2015-?

Archie McPherson

Memorable Manitobans

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History Books

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Maps

Pipestone

Sources:

Obituary [James Alexander Donald], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 January 1982, page 46.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Michelle Halls for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 September 2018

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