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Manitoba Communities: Springfield (Rural Municipality)

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This municipality was named for an open spring of water on the homestead of a Mr. Forbes.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Springfield (1880)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Springfield and Sunnyside (27 September 1873)
Rural Municipality of Springfield (1880)

Adjoining Municipalities

Brokenhead, East St. Paul, Reynolds, Tache, Winnipeg

Constituent Communities

Anola, Cooks Creek, Deacon, Dugald, Glass, Hazelridge, Meadowvale, Melrose, Millbrook, Monominto, North Transcona, Nourse, Oakbank, Ostenfeld, Pine Ridge, Queens Valley, Sapton, Vivian

Land Area (square km)

1100.92

Population

Year

Total

1891

1000

1896

1367

1901

2585

1911

5015

1921

5666

1931

6486

1941

6863

1951

5375

1956

5120

1961

5608

1966

5670

1971

5955

1976

6944

1981

8986

1986

9836

1991

11102

1996

12162

2001

12602

2006

12990

2011

14069

2016

15342

2021

16142

Reeves

Period

Reeve

1873-1874

William Robert Dick (1821-1904)

1874-1876

John MacKenzie Smith (1839-1917)

1876-1878

John Scott

1878-1880

S. J. Corbett

1880-1881

Charles B. Eadie (Warden)

1881-1882

S. J. Corbett

1882-1883

John Winram

1883-1884

Angus E. McLeod

1884-1885

John Matheson

1885-1891

R. S. Conklin

1891-1892

Robert Fisher

1892-1894

William Henry Corbett (1847-1941)

1894-1897

R. S. Conklin

1897-1898

Isaac Murphy

1898-1899

E. Anderson

1899-1900

J. Matheson

1900-1903

William Henry Corbett (1847-1941)

1903-1904

William Brett

1904-1905

George Miller

1905-1906

William Brett

1906-1909

George Miller

1909-1910

I. W. McKinley

1910-1911

George Miller

1911-1913

Isaac Cook

1913-1914

William Brett

1914-1920

Isaac Cook

1920-1935

John Holland

1935-1937

J. A. Fisher

1937-1939

Albert Woloszynski (c1888-1954)

1939-1945

J. A. Fisher

1945-1947

M. Winzinowich

1947-1957

S. G. Smith

1957-1967

Stephen Roscoe (1907-1993)

1967-1971

George Edward Kraushar (1914-2006)

1971-1974

H. R. “Harry” Fisher

1974-1977

George Edward Kraushar (1914-2006)

1977-1998

John “Jack” Nicol (1935-2015)

1998-2006

John D. Holland

2006-2010

Peter Skrupski

2010-2014

Jim McCarthy

2014-2018

Bob Bodnaruk

2018-2022

Tiffany Fell

2022-?

Patrick Therrien

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

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History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Springfield.

Maps

Sources

“Municipality of Springfield and Sunnyside,” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 25 January 1876, page 6.

“Springfield and Sunnyside - a historical sketch,” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 24 July 1879, page 1.

“Civic Elections [Springfield],” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 14 December 1887, page 1.

“Former Reeve of Springfield dies aged 66,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 December 1954, page 27.

Springfield, 1st Rural Municipality in Manitoba, 1873-1973, Dugald Women’s Institute.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Rick Wilson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 October 2022

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