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Manitoba Communities: Whitewater (Unincorporated Rural Municipality)

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This municipality is named for Whitewater Lake in the vicinity.

Present Status

Municipality of Grassland (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Municipality of Whitewater (22 December 1883)
Unincorporated and divided between Morton and Winchester (1891)
Morton portion incorporated as Municipality of Whitewater (16 November 1896)
Amalgamation of Cameron, Hartney, and Whitewater (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Cameron, Glenwood, Morton, Oakland, Riverside, Winchester

Constituent Communities

Elgin, Fairfax, Heaslip, Minto

Land Area (square km)

584.25

Population

Year

Total

1901

1613

1911

2038

1921

1892

1931

1829

1941

1536

1951

1433

1956

1342

1961

1279

1966

1184

1971

978

1976

885

1981

856

1986

828

1991

787

1996

766

2001

725

2006

648

2011

645

Reeves

Period

Reeve

1884-1887

?

1888-1890

Albert Henry (1857-1937)

1891-1896

Unincorporated

1897-1900

James Henthorne Argue (1848-1927)

1901

Samuel Atcheson Heaslip (c1838-1923)

1902-1927

Alexander Rose (1857-1928)

1928

Malcolm Clark McKinnon (1867-1941)

1929

William Thomas Draper (1879-1977)

1930-1940

Malcolm Clark McKinnon (1867-1941)

1941

William Flewitt (1869-1950)

1941-1945

William Thomas Draper (1879-1977)

1945

George E. Sneath (c1881-1956)

1946-1966

David Francis “Mac” Rose (1894-1979)

1966-1971

Roy Young

1971-1977

J. D. “Jack” Stilwell

1977-1986

Allan M. Rose (?-2014)

1986-1989

Kenneth Elwood “Ken” Vodden (?-2007)

1989-1995

John D. “Jack” Stilwell

1995-1996

Mel D. Stuart

1996-2006

Douglas R. “Doug” Robertson

2006-2014

Stenson Blair Woods (1956-2020)

2015

See Grassland

Secretary-Treasurers

Period

Secretary-Treasurer

1897-1901

Robert Morrison

1901-1923

James Donley (1853-1923)

1923-1930

Lillie Maude Lyster

1930-1947

George Brellisford Keddie (1883-1947)

1947

Lillian Dyer - Acting

1947-1950

Clarence P. Honeyman

1950-1953

George A. Bissett

1953-1966

James L. Pottinger

1966-1973

Monty W. Foussard

1973

Andrew J. Swain - Acting

1973-1977

W. Ian Ford

1977

Roy A. MacInnes - Acting

1977-1988

John D. Stilwell

1988-1995

Barbara A. Rea - Acting

1995-?

Murray R. Jackson

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Whitewater.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Whitewater.

Maps

Rural Municipality of Whitewater

Sources

“Hartney,” Brandon Sun, 29 January 1891, page 6.

“New municipalities,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 November 1896, page 5.

Minto: People of Pride, 1881 to 1998 by Minto and District Historical Society, 1998, page 7.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 April 2022

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