According to Geographic Names of Manitoba (2000), this municipality was named either for the ancestral Scottish home of early settlers to the area, or Wallace Ross, a champion oarsman from St. John, New Brunswick.
Members of the 1884 founding council of the RM included J. Angus, A. Austin, H. Crisp, Watson Montgomery Crosby, William Cushing, G. Dier, John Joslin, Adam Gerrond McDougall, and William Harkness McDougall.
Search the MHS collection of biographies for ones connected to Wallace:
Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.
We thank Mary Angus-Yanke for providing a list of the founding municipal council.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
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