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Manitoba Municipalities: Swan River (Unincorporated Rural Municipality)

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This municipality was named for a river that flows through it.

Present Status

Municipality of Swan Valley West (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Swan River (1 May 1901)
Amalgamation of Benito and Swan River (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Minitonas, Mountain

Constituent Communities

Benito, Bowsman, Durban, Kenville, Swan River

Land Area (square km)

1719.47

Population

Year

Total

1901

1422

1911

2646

1921

4588

1931

4976

1941

5444

1951

4605

1956

4488

1961

4373

1966

4103

1971

3628

1976

3443

1981

3273

1986

3227

1991

2947

1996

2907

2001

2923

2006

2774

2011

2546

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1902

James Wells Robson (1867-1941)

1903

John Orr

1904

?

1905

W. J. Stewart

1906

John Alexander Kennedy (1854-1929)

1907

Frank Sorase

1908

J. P. Jones

1909-1910

Daniel Duncan McDonald (1865-?)

1911-1913

William Edwards

1914

William Henry Sims (1872-1955)

1915-1919

Daniel Duncan McDonald (1865-?)

1920-1927

W. H. C. Hinchcliffe

1928-1941

Charles H. Goodman

1942-1945

W. I. Steen

1946-1949

H. E. Staples

1950-1954

George P. Bayne

1955-1974

George Isaac McCullough (1895-1979)

1975-1978

William I. Finlay

1979-1980

?

1981-1986

Harold L. Ellingson

1987-1995

William P. Galloway

1996-2001

Jacob “Jake” Buhler (1931-2015)

2002-2005

R. Rick Reich

2006

?

2007-?

Earl K. Fullerton

?-2014

Lorne Henkelman

2015

See Swan Valley West

Secretary-Treasurers

Period

Secretary-Treasurer

1902-1903

H. E. Glendinning

1904

?

1905-1906

S. R. Wright

1907

S. Macdonald

1908-1920

Joseph Armstrong

1921-1925

Albert E. Reed

1926-1934

John B. Hazell

1935

I. E. Argue

1936-1949

J. B. Hutcheson

1950-1959

William H. Hambly

Memorable Manitobans

Search the MHS collection of biographies for ones connected to Swan River (RM):

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Swan River (RM).

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Swan River (RM).

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank Jeremy Bergen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 May 2017

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