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Memorable Manitobans: Magistrates of Manitoba

At one time, local administration of justice was the realm of magistrates based in communities around Manitoba. On 1 January 1973, the first Provincial Court judges were appointed to replace the function of the local magistrates.

Magistrate

Location

Appointed

Retired

T. W. Alexander

Manitou

1904

1905

Edgar Allen Andrews (1887-1954)

Winnipeg

April 1937

November 1940

John George Louis LeMottee Armit (1875-1955)

Foxwarren

?

?

H. H. Atkinson

Stuartburn

1905

 

Peter Hinds Attwood (1828-1902)

Neepawa

1900

1901

George William Baker (1854-1917)

Winnipeg

1901

1903

William Joseph Baker

Churchill

1934

?

William Mactavish Bannatyne (1864-1931)

Winnipeg

?

?

Charles David Batty (1861-1939)

Hartney

1903

1934

Felix John Billiarde (1872-1950)

Winnipeg

?

?

John G. Bonahor

Northern Manitoba

1931

?

Angus Lorne Bonnycastle (1873-1941)

Winnipeg

1913

1916

P. E. Borque

Somerset

1907

?

A. B. Callin

Russell

1904

1905

Kenneth Campbell

Brandon

c1896

1901

James Henderson Chalmers (1876-1942)

Virden

1941

1942

George Clackson

Rapid City

?

1920

John Clark

Baldur

1903

1905

Thomas Cory (1835-1920)

Gladstone

1896

1905

George O. Couch

Swan Lake

?

?

Raymond Joseph Barrett Cramer (?-2003)

?

1 June 1972

1 January 1973

Charles W. Crosby (1868-1958)

Elkhorn

?

1915

George Cumming

Emerson

1904

1905

H. G. Cuttle

Minnedosa

1901

1905

Joseph Ernest Cyr (1854-1929)

St. Boniface

c1896

1904

James G. Dagg

Selkirk

1896

1898

Thomas Mayne Daly (1852-1911)

Winnipeg

1904

1909

Alexander Dawson (1849-1928)

?

1896

1907

Noble Dickie (1854-1910)

Carberry

1903

1904

John Robinson Dutton (1855-1933)

Gilbert Plains

4 February 1924

?

Marmaduke H. Fieldhouse (1845-1911)

Neepawa

1897

1900

Henry Woodhull “Harry” Forrest (1916-2013)

?

1946

1 June 1974

Mr. Foster

Brandon

1883

?

Frank Oliver Fowler (1861-1945)

Wawanesa

1896

1897

Maris Henry Garton (1891-1973)

?

1945

June 1968

H. A. Gibson

St. Ouens

1905

 

W. S. Gordon

Neepawa

1902

1905

William Gordon

Boissevain, Killarney

1896

1905

Robert Blackwood Whidden Graham (1870-1951)

?

1929

December 1944

Robert Hawkins (1879-1962)

?

?

?

Edward Henry George Gunson Hay (1840-1918)

Portage la Prairie

1889

1900

William Jones Helliwell (1850-?)

Oak Lake

1901

1903

Henry James

Brandon

1900

?

W. J. James

Portage la Prairie

1901

1902

T. Kernighan

Carman

1903

 

Camille Larrivee

Somerset

1917

?

Andrew Laughlin (1844-1916)

Cartwright

1903

1904

Thomas Lockhart

Souris

1900

1905

Thomas Logan

Minnedosa

1896

1900

Thomas Lusted

Stonewall

1901

1903

Robert Newton Lyons (1873-1959)

Griswold

1903

1904

Hugh John Macdonald (1850-1929)

Winnipeg

?

?

Patrick Anderson “P. A.” Macdonald (1857-1951)

?

?

?

Neil Gerard MacPhee (1918-2014)

The Pas

1952

?

George Archibald James Alfred Marshall (1850-1936)

Portage la Prairie

1902

1930

Robert M. Matheson (1868-1945)

?

?

?

Louis Samuel Matlin (1904-1961)

?

1935

1952

Adam Gerrond McDougall (1836-1907)

Virden

1903

1905

Joseph A. McGill

Neepawa

1907

?

Alexander McMicken (1837-1916)

Winnipeg

1900

March 1913

Colin York Campbell McCorquodale (1846-1920)

Morden

c1896

1910

Charles C. Milne

Morden

1920

1942

David “Dad” Morrison (1861-1942)

Selkirk

?

?

John Morrow

Boissevain

1915

?

William Murray

Dauphin

1901

1905

Charles J. Neville

Waskada

1920

?

Robert Moore Noble (1869-1934)

Winnipeg

1916

1934

Gudni Julius Oleson (c1877-1957)

Glenboro

?

?

B. B. Olsen

Gimli

1903

?

F. Orr

Grandview

1915

?

W. J. Paramer

Woodlands

?

1920

Adam John Laing Peebles (1812-1902)

Winnipeg

1880

1901

John Pyne Pennefather (1833-1913)

Holland

1905

 

David Grant Potter (1893-1956)

?

July 1945

September 1956

J. M. Reid

Wawanesa

1901

?

John Leroy Ross (1895-1956)

Winnipeg

1954

1956

Leo Schanus

Fort Alexander

1904

 

Robert Scott

Selkirk

1900

1905

W. G. Scott

East St. Paul

?

?

Tom Seaman (1857-1949)

Edrans

1905

 

H. L. See

Wawanesa

1901

1905

R. W. Smith

Dauphin

1897

1900

Clarence Coates Sparling (1900-1984)

?

1945

1976

J. G. Stewart

Berens River

1901

 

William Stordy (1902-1986)

?

?

?

S. W. Taylor

Griswold

1905

 

Joseph Francis Tennant (1848-1924)

Gretna

1904

1905

G. Thorsteinsson

Gimli

c1896

?

William A. Trip

Strathclair

1908

?

Charles William “Charlie” Tupper (1898-1960)

Winnipeg

1958

1960

James E. Turner

Stonewall

1908

?

Daniel Mackenzie Ure (1853-1925)

Morris

1904

1905

Roy Wesley Webster (1894-1983)

Portage la Prairie

1931

?

Thomas Whale

Winnipegosis

1915

?

M. Whitely

Emerson

1896

1903

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Judges of Manitoba

Sources:

Public Accounts, various years, Legislative Library of Manitoba.

“Brandon [The new Police Magistrate; Foster],” Manitoba Free Press, 16 February 1883, page 1.

“New appointments [Attwood, Fieldhouse],” Manitoba Free Press, 19 November 1900, page 10.

“Provincial appointments [Police Magistrates; McGill, Borque],” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 May 1907, page 8.

“Appointments are gazetted [Trip, Turner],” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 June 1908, page 2.

“New Police Magistrates [Whale, Orr, Morrow, Crosby],” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 October 1915, page 12.

“Camille Larrivee is Police Magistrate,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 July 1917, page 7.

“Police magistrate at Waskada named,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 September 1920, page 2.

“Police Magistrate named for North [Bonahor],” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 April 1931, page 3.

“Magistrate is appointed for northern port [Baker],” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 August 1934, page 18.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2019

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