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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Neepawa Methodist Church / Neepawa United Church (475 Mountain Avenue, Neepawa)

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The Neepawa Methodist Church existed from 1881 to 1925. The first church was built in 1881 on the corner of Ellen Street and Walker Avenue in Neepawa. It was replaced by another church in 1892, at the present site of Neepawa United Church, and a balcony was added in 1923. In 1925, Neepawa Methodist Church and 107 members of the Presbyterian Church officially joined the United Church of Canada and became the Neepawa United Church. An honour roll for members of the Methodist Church who served in the First World War is located in the church.

Clerics (Neepawa Methodist)

Period

Cleric

1881-1884

G. K. Adams

1884-1886

I. N. Robinson

1886-1889

W. Colpitts

1889-1890

John Stewart

1890-1893

Thomas Argue (1835-1902)

1893-1896

J. J. Leach

1896-1901

John Maclean

1901-?

W. W. Abbot

?-1923

?

1923-1925

R. G. Pritchard

Photos & Coordinates

Postcard view of Neepawa Methodist Church

Postcard view of Neepawa Methodist Church (circa 1910)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0116

Neepawa Methodist Church honour roll

Neepawa Methodist Church honour roll (March 2020)
Source: Darryl Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.22755, W99.46597
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Paul Webster Davis
[Neepawa, Wesley College]

Student

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

26 December 1898

28 September 1918

John George Downs
[Neepawa]

Laborer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

9 August 1889

6 October 1916

Thomas Elgin Farrell
[Neepawa]

Farmer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1 April 1897

15 September 1916

Joseph Rolfe Gibson
[Lansdowne, Neepawa]

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

3 September 1899

2 September 1918

Bernhard Francis Greentree
[Neepawa]

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

2 April 1897

30 August 1918

William Henry Hearn
[Kelwood, Neepawa]

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

28 August 1892

10 August 1918

Andrew Blair Hockin
[Mentmore, Neepawa]

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

7 December 1891

11 August 1918

Robert Reid Howden
[Neepawa]

Clerk

43rd Battalion, Canadian infantry

Lance Corporal

21 February 1895

8 October 1916

Harold Oakley Leach MC
[Next of Kin]

Civil Engineer

4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Lieutenant

2 May 1890

2 September 1918

Richard Hamilton Lloyd
[Lansdowne, Neepawa]

Farmer

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

22 January 1896

27 September 1918

John Loftus Lord
[Neepawa]

Farm Labourer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

5 August 1896

21 August 1917

George Harold Martin
[Neepawa, Newdale, Lakeside]

Bank Clerk, Union Bank of Canada

31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

30 April 1897

6 November 1917

Fred Reid
[Neepawa]

Watchmaker

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 June 1898

30 October 1917

Gwilym Roberts
[Neepawa]

Farmer

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

14 November 1897

8 August 1918

Thomas William Sutton
[Neepawa]

?

HM Trawler Sapper Herbert Bennett, Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve

Ordinary Seaman

?

29 December 1917

Sources:

For the names of First World War casualities from Manitoba who do not appear on any physical monument in the province, see the Manitoba Historical Society War Memorial. If you know of a name that is omitted from this list, please contact the MHS War Memorial Researcher Darryl Toews (darryl@mhs.mb.ca).

Soldiers of the First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada.

Financial support for research reported on this page was provided by the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program (2015-2016).

Neepawa, Land of Plenty by A. F. McKenzie, Leech Printing, Brandon, Manitoba, 1958.

Heritage: A History of the Town of Neepawa and District as told and record by its people, 1883-1983, History Book Committee, Neepawa, Manitoba.

Neepawa Methodist Church, Manitoba Archival Information Network.

“Neepawa Press looking back,” The Neepawa Press, 14 June 2017, page 2.

This page was prepared by Darryl Toews and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 September 2020

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