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Manitoba Communities: Hamiota (Municipality)

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There are several theories for the origin of this municipality’s name. One is that it commemorates members of the Hamilton family who homesteaded in this area appended with the syllabus “iota,” a Sioux word meaning “many.”

Present Status

Municipality of Hamiota (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Oak River (?)
Rural Municipality of Oak River (22 December 1883)
Rural Municipality of Hamiota (28 June 1895)
Amalgamated with Hamiota (1 January 2015)

Renamed to avoid confusion with the Rural Municipality of Ochre River.

Adjoining Municipalities

Oakview, Prairie View, Riverdale, Wallace-Woodworth, Yellowhead

Constituent Communities

Alfretta, Chumah, Decker, Hamiota, Lavinia, McConnell, Oakner, Pitlochry, Pope

Land Area (square km)

572.38

Population

Year

Total

1891

723

1896

1020

1901

1596

1911

1538

1921

1892

1931

1893

1941

1733

1951

1481

1956

1377

1961

1266

1966

1134

1971

918

1976

809

1981

713

1986

680

1991

590

1996

515

2001

479

2006

437

2011

420

2016

1225

2021

1234

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1883-1889

James Clarridge

1889-1890

William J. Cowan

1890-1891

Joseph Andrews

1891-1895

William J. Cowan

1895-1898

Richard Wesley Brethour (1856-1947)

1898-1900

William John Cowan (c1857-1900)

1900-1901

Oliver John White (c1852-1922)

1901-1902

Hugh Alexander Fraser (1861-1947)

1902-1905

Richard Wesley Brethour (1856-1947)

1905-1914

John Henry Houck (1868-1927)

1914-1916

William Henry Decker (1851-1926)

1916-1919

William J. Cochran

1919-1927

John G. Stewart

1927-1930

William J. Cochran

1930-1940

Robert Pearson

1940-1942

Charles Penny

1942-1949

K. R. Fraser

1949-1953

B. F. Brooks

1953-1954

L. H. Rosenberger

1954-1955

J. Douglas Emerson

1955-1960

Harvey Gray

1960-1961

A. E. Andrew

1961-1969

L. T. Montgomery

1969-1973

E. P. Houck

1973-1986

William Arthur Knight

1986-1988

Alex J. Kirk

1988-1989

Raymond Drew Lints (1928-2017)

1989-1992

Robert Nelson “Nellie” Woods (c1927-2004)

1992-2002

Raymond Drew Lints (1928-2017)

2002-2005

Everett Gurr

2005-2006

?

2006-2014

Randy Lints

2014-2018

?

2018-2022

Larry Oakden

2022-?

Randal Stuart “Randy” Lints

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Hamiota.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Hamiota.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

A History of Hamiota Village and Municipalty by Hamiota Women’s Institute, 1953.

Hamiota: Grains of the Century, 1884-1984. Hamiota Centennial History Committee, 1984. Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.H34.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 October 2022

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