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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Knox Presbyterian Church / Basswood United Church (Basswood, RM of Oakview)

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Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A monument in Basswood, in the Rural Municipality of Oakview, marks the site of Basswood United Church. Built in 1901, it was known initially as Knox Presbyterian Church, becoming Basswood United in 1925 with the unification in Canada of the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist faiths. The church served the community until June 1984.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1886-1889

A. Smith

1889-1890

Mr. Todd

1890-1891

Mr. Mowat

1891-1892

Mr. McKinley

1892-1893

Mr. Steele

1893-1894

Mr. Patterson

1894-1895

Mr. Hamilton

1895

Mr. Russel

1895-1896

Mr. Condy

1896

Mr. Gordon

1896-1897

Mr. Wray

1897

Mr. Simon

1897-1898

Mr. Morrison

1898

J. K. Clark

1898-1905

Rev. H. Feir

1905-1906

Rev. A. H. McLeod

1906-1909

Rev. A. McKinnon

1909-1915

Rev. T. Heeney

1915-1920

Rev. T. Ruddell

1920-1927

Rev. A. D. Watson

1927-1933

Rev. J. C. Anderson

1933

Rev. Riddell

1933-1936

Kenneth Alexander McKillop (1904-1997)

1936-1940

Rev. E. R. Wilson

1940-1942

Rev. J. Russell

1942-1944

Rev. G. D. Robinson

1944-1945

Rev. Steenson

1945-1948

Rev. R. C. Mattews

1948-1950

Rev. M. Galbraith

1950-1953

Walter Royle (c1887-1955)

1953-1960

George Henry Hambley (1896-1983)

1960-1964

Rev. D. E. Bennett

1964-1972

Rev. G. E. Waddell

1972

Rev. Robert Werry

1972-1978

Rev. D. Graves

Photos & Coordinates

Basswood United Church commemorative monument

Basswood United Church commemorative monument (August 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.30240, W100.03407
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Basswood 1878-1978: A Century of Living by Basswood and District Historical Book Society, 1980, page 35.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 October 2022

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