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Manitoba Communities: Transcona (Unincorporated City)

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This municipality was named for a combination of Trans-Canada and Strathcona. At the time of its amalgamation into Winnipeg, the Mayor was Harry Fuller and its final councilors were D. E. Perry, Walter Phillip, George E. Marshall, Charles J. Perry, William Dryden, and Albert J. Thompson.

Present Status

City of Winnipeg (1 January 1972)

Incorporation History

Town of Transcona (6 April 1912)
City of Transcona (?)
Amalgamation of Assiniboia, Brooklands, Charleswood, East Kildonan, Fort Garry, North Kildonan, Old Kildonan, St. Boniface, St. James, St. Vital, Transcona, Tuxedo, West Kildonan, and Winnipeg (1 January 1972)

Land Area (square km)

?

Population

Year

Total

1916

3356

1921

4185

1926

5218

1931

5747

1936

5578

1941

5495

1946

6132

1951

6752

1956

8312

1961

14248

1966

?

1971

22490

Mayors and Reeves

Term

Reeve

1912-1913

Colin John Edward Maxwell (1878-?)

1913-1914

Peter Watt

1915

Ernest Hector Bate (c1886-1951)

1916

Peter Watt

1917-1918

George C. Jones

1919-1920

David Henry Brewster (1882-1953)

1921

Alexander R. Lyon

1922-1927

George P. Campbell [Administrator]

1928

James Williamson

1929-1931

William Haigh

1932

Evelyn Foster Shannon (1896-1973)

1933

George Edward Olive (1887-1973)

1934-1937

Evelyn Foster Shannon (1896-1973)

1938-1945

George Edward Olive (1887-1973)

1946-1949

Andrew Russell “Russ” Paulley (1909-1984)

1950-1951

R. G. Matheson

1952-1953

Andrew Russell “Russ” Paulley (1909-1984)

1954-1957

J. S. Johnston

1958-1959

Paul Emile Martin (1920-2016)

1960-1961

Thomas F. Copeland (1925-1998)

1962-1971

Harry Fuller

1972

Merged into Winnipeg

Councillors (1911-1960)

Councillor

Term(s)

Charles Alsip

1914

W. J. Amor

1913-1916, 1919

E. J. Ball

1958-1959

A. Bate

1929

E. J. Blais

1919-1921

D. H. Brewster

1915-1916

O. Brodeur

1912

J. L. Brown

1916-1917

E. E. Buckby

1932-1933

A. Campbell

1912

A. Campbell

1918-1921

A. W. Campbell

1917

W. Connor

1921

T. Coulter

1918

S. R. Davy

1933-1937

R. P. Docket

1919-1920

W. Dzyndra

1947-1952, 1956-1960

J. Edwards

1916-1918

G. Eson

1915

D. Evans

1938-1953

G. E. Ferris

1913

G. G. Fieldhouse

1912-1913

J. Fraser

1942-1945

H. Fuller

1955-1960

W. Garrow

1916-1917

C. Goodyear

1916, 1921

J. W.  Gunn

1912

J. W.  Gunn

1928-1935

W. Haigh

1918-1921

M. Hall

1912

J. S. Jackson

1928

D. James

1917

J. S. Johnston

1950-1951

G. C. Jones

1916

A. Kasianchuk

1938-1941

W. Kernaghan

1918-1921, 1928-1931, 1934, 1935

B. Kovnats

1913-1918

A. Larche

1930-1935

E. Lewis

1930-1932

A. R. Lyon

1919-1920

R. J. MacKay

1950-1951

F. C. E. MacKichan

1913-1915

Paul Emile Martin (1920-2016)

1954-1957

R. G. Matheson

1946-1949, 1953

J. Mawby

1913-1914

J. McDougall

1930-1932

W. McFarlane

1914-1915

J. M. McGeachen

1946-1947

R. McGhee

1934-1935

Melvin Justus Given McMullen “Len Vintus” (1903-1999)

1948-1950, 1952-1953

S. Melnyk

1954

W. H. Middlchurst

1928-1931

G. More

1928-1929

W. Newman

1933-1946

Wm. Newman

1913-1914

W. P. Nicklin

1928-1933

G. E. Olive

1921

C. J. Perry

1960

H. Popowich

1943-1946

J. Reeves

1920-1921

G. Rennie

1933-1934

N. Slotek

1959-1960

R. Sommerville

1917

E. P. Staszenski

1952-1955, 1957-1958

D. M. Stuart

1935-1942

A. T. Swick

1914-1915, 1918-1920

J. Taggart

1928-1937

M. Themann

1928-1929

H. J. Thompson

1932

P. Watt

1912

J. Wild

1915

C. H. Wright

1954-1956

R. Wright

1918

F. Yeoman

1913

Sources:

Manitoba Gazette, 1887-1959. Manitoba Legislative Library.

Transcona, On the Horizon of a Great Future, Golden Jubilee, 1911-1961. Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.T73 Tra.

“Transcona gets railway’s name,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1971, page 17.

We thank Doug Copeland for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 July 2017

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