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Manitoba Municipalities: Wallace (Unincorporated Rural Municipality)

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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.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Wallace (22 December 1883)
Amalgamation of Elkhorn and Woodworth (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Archie, Miniota, Pipestone, Sifton, Woodworth

Constituent Communities

Elkhorn, Harmsworth, Kirkella, Kola, Two Creeks, Virden

Land Area (square km)

1148.75

Population

Year

Total

1891

1474

1896

4000

1901

2095

1911

2572

1921

2573

1931

2614

1941

2275

1951

2179

1956

2548

1961

2535

1966

2317

1971

2172

1976

2157

1981

2044

1986

2070

1991

1889

1996

1654

2001

1547

2006

1501

2011

1526

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1884-1887

Adam Gerrond McDougall (1836-1907)

1888-1891

James Findlay Frame (1841-1923)

1892

William Mair Cushing (1853-1925)

1893-1896

Watson Montgomery Crosby (1857-1897)

1897-1899

George A. Freeman

1900-1902

John Joslin (1831-1917)

1903-1904

Amos Odell

1905-1907

Christopher Stinson (1864-1929)

1908-1943

Charles Edmund Ivens (1860-1946)

1944-1967

Harvey Cecil Odell (1892-1975)

1968-1983

Maxwell James “Mac” Edgar (1913-1990)

1984-1992

Keith A. Kinnaird (1928-2005)

1993-1997

Alex Gabrielle

1998-2001

Jim Penner

2002-2010

Vince Heaman

2010-2011

Richard Murphy (c1943-2013)

2011-2014

Don Neufeld

2015

See Wallace-Woodworth

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.

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Wallace.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Wallace.

Maps

Sources

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.

Page revised: 14 May 2017

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