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Manitoba Municipalities: Dufferin

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This municipality was named for Frederick T. Blackwood, Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (1826-1902), Governor-General of Canada from 1872 to 1878.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Dufferin (1 November 1890)

Incorporation History

Amalgamation of RMs of North Dufferin and South Dufferin (1 November 1890)

Adjoining Municipalities

Grey, Lorne, Macdonald, Morris, Norfolk-Treherne, Roland, Thompson

Constituent Communities

Barnsley, Carman, Graysville, Homewood, Roseisle, Stephenfield

Land Area (square km)

915.54

Population

Year

Total

1881

1202

1891

1200

1901

2322

1911

2556

1921

3071

1931

2847

1941

3177

1951

3176

1956

2999

1961

2899

1966

2779

1971

2598

1976

2577

1981

2707

1986

2622

1991

2431

1996

2408

2001

2405

2006

2298

2011

2394

Reeves (North Dufferin)

Term

Reeve

1879-1880

Henry McKay

1881-1882

Charles Viney Helliwell (1846-1931)

1882-1883

Thomas Duncan

1883-1885

Rodmond Palen Roblin (1853-1937)

1886-1890

Roland McDonald

Reeves (South Dufferin)

Term

Reeve

1884-1886

Ferris Bolton (1853-1937)

1886-1890

Ab. Patterson

Reeves (Dufferin)

Term

Reeve

1891

F. D. Stewart

1892-1893

George Sexsmith (1845-1912)

1894-1895

William D. B. Boyd

1896-1901

Alexander Morrison (1851-1930)

1902-1908

George Sexsmith (1845-1912)

1909-1913

James Brown

1914-1925

Thomas Harrison

1926-1929

Fred Armstrong

1930-1944

John S. Murray (c1874-1947)

1945

William C. Gillingham (1889-1967)

1946-1947

Fred Preston (1876-1962)

1948-1951

Robert Carswell (1881-1969)

1952-1955

Archibald E. McEachern (1892-1979)

1956-1969

Harry Harman McCullough (1902-1979)

1970-1980

Lloyd Roth

1980-1983

Wilfred Mutcher

1984-2001

William K. Roth

2002-2005

Douglas W. Sisson

2006

?

2007-2014

Shawn McCutcheon

2015-?

George Gray

Memorable Manitobans

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History Books

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Maps

Sources

The Rural Municipality of Dufferin, 1880-1980 compiled and edited by June M. Watson with the assistance of the History Book Committee, RM of Dufferin, 1982.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 December 2014

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