Manitoba Communities: Brandon (City)

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The site for Brandon was selected in 1881 with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway, taking its name from the fur trade post of Brandon House. The municipality was incorporated directly as a City.

Present Status

City of Brandon (30 May 1882)

Adjoining Municipalities

Cornwallis, Elton

Land Area (square km)

76.89

Population

Year

Total

1891

3778

1901

5620

1906

10408

1911

13839

1916

15215

1921

15397

1926

16443

1931

17082

1936

16461

1941

17383

1946

17551

1951

20598

1956

24796

1961

28166

1966

29981

1971

31150

1976

34901

1981

36242

1986

38708

1991

38567

1996

39175

2001

39716

2006

41511

2011

46061

2016

48883

2021

51313

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1882

Thomas Mayne Daly (1852-1911)

1882-1883

William Winter (1841-1914)

1883-1884

Thomas Mayne Daly (1852-1911)

1884-1886

James Allan Smart (1858-1942)

1886-1887

Charles Adams (1858-1931)

1887-1889

Alexander Cumming Fraser (1849-1944)

1889-1891

Andrew Kelly (1852-1930)

1891-1894

John S. McDiarmid (1846-1936)

1894-1896

James Allan Smart (1858-1942)

1896-1898

Ezekiel Evans (1859-1930)

1898-1900

John S. McDiarmid (1846-1936)

1900-1902

Alexander Cumming Fraser (1849-1944)

1902-1904

Robert Hall (1849-1911)

1904-1906

John William Fleming (1868-1928)

1906-1908

Stephen Emmett Clement (1867-1947)

1908-1910

Henry Lamont Adolph (1862-1940)

1910-1913

John William Fleming (1868-1928)

1913-1914

Joseph Henry Hughes (1857-1917)

1914-1918

Harry William Cater (1869-1945)

1918-1919

Alfred Reginald McDiarmid (1878-1944)

1919-1921

George Dinsdale (1887-1943)

1921-1931

Harry William Cater (1869-1945)

1931-1933

Edmund Fotheringham (1879-1960)

1933-1937

Harry William Cater (1869-1945)

1937-1943

Frederick Henry Young (1887-1957)

1943-1945

Leslie Hill McDorman (1879-1966)

1945-1951

Franklin Truman Williamson (1897-1960)

1951-1955

James Albert Creighton (1905-1990)

1955-1957

Stuart Duncan Schultz (1892-1974)

1957-1961

James Albert Creighton (1905-1990)

1961-1969

Stephen Adolph Magnacca (1902-1980)

1969-1974

William Keith “Bill” Wilton (1919-1992)

1974-1977

Elwood Clinton Gorrie (1915-2002)

1977-1978

Gilbert Doud Box (1912-1981)

1978-1989

Kenneth John Burgess (1928-2005)

1989-1997

Richard N. “Rick” Borotsik

1997-2002

Reginald C. “Reg” Atkinson

2002-2010

David K. “Dave” Burgess

2010-2014

Shari Decter Hirst

2014-2022

Rick Chrest

2022-?

Jeff Fawcett

Aldermen / Councillors (1882-2023)

Name begins: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Councillor

Term(s)

Charles Adams (1858-1931)

1884, 1886

Henry Lamont “Harry” Adolph (1862-1940)

1905-1908

Bob Alexander

1950-1951

Mrs. M. Alexander

1887

F. Anderson

1978-1988

J. Anderson

1886-1887

G. B. Angus

1883

J. Armstrong

1978-1980

R. K. Armstrong

1965

J. Arthur

1885

Thomas Terrant Attinison

1888

B

A. Badgley

1975-1977

? Bain

1929-1930

C. Balmer

1959-1960

W. J. Barclay

1885

V. Barletta

2002-2009

T. Bass

1952-1953

Shawn Berry

2010-2023

John “Errol” Black (1939-2012)

1998-2009

M. Blight

2002-2013

William H. Boreskie (1896-1980)

1938-1959, 1961-1964

Richard N. “Rick” Borotsik

1978-1984

William Bourke

1913-1920

S. M. Bower

1882

Gilbert Doud Box (1912-1981)

1960-1969

B. Boyd

1975-1980

J. Brereton

1971-1974

J. H. Brock

1882, 1884

J. Brockest

1970-1974

B. Brooking

1975-1977

G. Brown

1967-1968

John A. Brown

1889

L. Brown

2002-2005

R. Brown

2014-2020

L. Buchan

1882

Alfred Edward Bullock (1871-1957)

1915-1918

James M. Burchill

1906

? Burchill

1926

David K. “Dave” Burgess

1998-2001

E. Burke

1886

J. F. Burke

1885

Anthony Daniel “Tony” Burneski (1909-1993)

1944-1969

Alex Burns

1886

C

? Cairns

1929-1930

Drew Caldwell

1992-1998

A. D. Cameron

1883-1885

Hugh R. Cameron (1854-1915)

1892-1894

Shaun Cameron

2018-2023

J. H. Campbell

1958-1961

M. Campbell

1989-2009

N. Campbell

1969-1970

I. E. Carey

1920-1921

N. N. Carruthers

1902

D. W. Cater

1913

Henry William “Harry” Cater (1869-1945)

1909-1911, 1913

R. Cayer

1975-1977, 1986-1988

J. Chaboyer

2010-2021

Rick Chrest

1995-2005

Ernest Lisle Christie (1864-1934)

1895-1896

John A. Christie (1840-1920)

1892

Francis Joseph “Frank” Clark (1860-1953)

1907-1912, 1934-1941

? Clark

1935, 1937, 1939, 1941

F. Clark

1971-1974

John Clark

1911

David E. Clement (1874-1938)

1924-1927, 1930-1935

Robert Addison “Bob” Clement (1911-2005)

1955-1958

Stephen Emmett Clement (1867-1947)

1906

? Clement

1884

W. L. Clendening

1921-1922

George Robson Coldwell (1858-1924)

1888-1908

George Benjamin Coleman (1865-1943)

1908-1923, 1925

T. H. Collister

1964-1965

A. Cook

1960-1961

F. C. Courtice

1955-1956

Flora Cruickshank Cowan (1902-1986)

1954-1969

James Edward Crane (1855-1927)

1926-1927

Robert Crawford (1862-?)

1921-1925

James Albert “Jimmy” Creighton (1905-1990)

1946, 1948-1949, 1962

A. J. Crouch

1927-1929

William Crouch

1911

M. Crystal

1954-1958

Barry Cullen

2014-2023

? Cumming

1918-1919

Joseph Benson Curran (1855-1935)

1911-1915, 1917-1925, 1927-1928

W. J. Currie

1926-1927

D

H. R. Davis

1928-1931, 1933-1934

B. Deacon

1992-1994

Kris Desjarlais

2014-2023

J. Dickinson

1885

George Dinsdale (1887-1943)

1918-1919, 1924-1927

J. M. Donovan

1957-1958

? Donnelly

1929-1932

Samuel C. Doran

1907-1908

William Dowling

1909-1910

? Durst

1884

P. E. Durst

1895

R. Dyck

1978-1983

E

Robert Edgar

1890-1891

? Edworthy

1947-1948

P. Egan

1978-1980

George William Epton (1890-1952)

1923-1925

A. A. Evans

1913-1914

Ezekiel Evans (1859-1930)

1882-1883, 1890, 1913-1914

Richard Dermot Evans (1852-1923)

1904-1907

F

Jeff Fawcett

2010-2013, 2015-2021

R. Ficek

1989-1994

? Fisher

1915-1916

K. Fitzpatrick

1999-2001, 2006-2009

Alexander Fleming (1841-1897)

1887

John William Fleming (1868-1928)

1895-1899, 1910

H. G. Fletcher

1914-1917

William Elyak Flimmerfelt

1889

? Forsyth

1937-1938

Loftus Morton Fortier (1858-?)

1882-1883

F. Foster

1970-1971

Edmund “Ed” Fotheringham (1879-1960)

1917-1918, 1927-1928

S. Frangi

2021

H. Fraser

1973-1974

G

H. Gibson

1968-1971

James S. Gibson

1891-1892

J. Giddings

1912-1915, 1931-1934

Elwood Clinton Gorrie (1915-2002)

1972-1974

H. Gould

1940-1943

Arnold Grambo

1984-1994

J. G. Grant

1934-1936

John Alfred George Grantham (c1865-1923)

1917-1921

Robert Grantham

1922

Wally Green

1950-1953, 1959

G. Guentert

1981-1983

O. Gusdal

1966

H

Benjamin Jones Hales (1868-1945)

1920-1923

Abraham Leonard Hall (1863-1927)

1919-1920

Nicholas John Halpin

1888-1889, 1893-1894, 1896, 1901

V. Hamilton

2014-2015

John Hanbury (1855-1928)

1886, 1890-1892, 1899-1900

William Lyon Harcourt (1846-1921)

1905-1906

Arthur Augustus “Art” Harris (1903-1982)

1948-1957

J. Harwood

1986-1990, 2006-2017

J. Henderson

1972-1974

M. Hersack

1976-1980

Greg Hildebrand

2022-2023

? Hill

1928

W. H. Hooper

1894

J. W. Horne

1882

Thomas R. Hornor

1903-1904

P. Hudy

1975-1977

E. Hughes

1884-1886

I. Hughes

1887

? Hughes

1928-1931, 1936-1937

Joseph Henry Hughes (1857-1917)

1909-1912

I

Len J. Isleifson

2010-2013

J

G. Jamieson

1975-1977

Arthur Page Jeffery (1865-1942)

1906-1910

D. Jessiman

1995-2009

? Johnson

1938-1939

James A. Johnston

1883-1885

C. H. Johnston

1948, 1950-1954

K

Heather Karrouze

2022-2023

James C. Kavanagh (1850-1923)

1884-1885

J. Kay

1989-1992, 1994-1997

John Keddy

1893-1894

J. Kelleher

1984-1985

Andrew Kelly (1852-1930)

1887-1889

Thomas Edward Kelly

1887-1889, 1894-1905

J. D. Kennedy

1921-1926

D. Kille

1989-1997

L. Kindrat

1984-1985

? Kirkcaldy

1907

James Kirkcaldy (1866-1957)

1934-1952

R. Kitchen

1958-1961

Hy Koester

1911-1912

M. Kotyk

1967-1971, 1978-1980

L

C. A. Larkin

1884-1885

T. Lee

1884

R. Lemieux

1992-1994

Frank Cecil Lissaman (1870-1954)

1932-1933

? Little

1986-1988

M. Lockhart

1882

Francis Reginald Longworth (1891-1955)

1929

J. LoRegio

2014-2020

Bruce Luebke

2018-2023

T. Lumbard

1998-2001

E. Lyons

1969-1974

M

L. MacKenzie

1995-1997

M. MacKenzie

1956-1957

Henry Fitzgibbon “Harry” Maley (1869-?)

1901-1906

A. Martin

1977, 1981-1983

R. Martin

1981-1997

William John McComb (1861-1935)

1912-1913

James Collus “Jim” McCrae

1984-1985, 2006-2012

Henry Oliver McDiarmid (1882-1952)

1919-1920

I. McDiarmid

1887

John McDiarmid

1891

John McDonald

1913-1914

Leslie Hill McDorman (1879-1966)

1940-1943

N. A. McDowell

1944-1949

P. McDuffe

1970

James D. McGregor

1890-1891

Alex McIlvride

1896-1901

Duncan McKelorie

1888

A. G. McKenzie

1966-1967

J. D. McKenzie

1912

Murdoch McKenzie (1862-1934)

1897, 1904-1909, 1911, 1913-1921, 1923-1926

Philip McKenzie

1886, 1897-1898

Alexander B. McLeod

1907-1908

W. McLeod

1975-1977, 1981-1983

D. Melcosky

1989-1991

M. Melnyk

1975-1988

William H. Merritt

1892-1894

Peter Middleton (1839-1920)

1906-1908

? Mitchell

1932-1933

J. Mitchell

1962-1973

S. Montague

2010-2013

? Moor

1884

G. Munro

1887

D. Munroe

1981-1991

John Murray

1890

N

Frederick Nation (1861-1955)

1899-1902

J. B. Neill

1960

P. Neufeld

1966-1968

H. Nikkel

1965-1970

O

William Vincent Oglesby (1884-1965)

1924-1935

Robert H. O'Hara

1911-1912

P

Glen Parker

2016-2022

William Linton Parrish (1860-1949)

1897

James Parsley

1888

D. Paterson

1998-2009

Henry Lewis Patmore (1861-1946)

1915-1917, 1921-1927

Alexander Bayne “Sandy” Patterson (1885-1959)

1930-1943

Bertram Lyell “Ticker Taker” Patterson (1888-1963)

1929-1949, 1951-1956

James Patterson

1893-1894

L. Patterson

2014-2017

T. Penton

1964-1968

Thomas May Percival (1851-1936)

1905

Charles Pilling

1882-1883, 1889, 1897-1900

John Popkin

1944-1947

J. Purdie

1970-1974

Q

R

David Anson Reesor (1860-1940)

1893-1896

J. Reid

1984-1997

G. Rice

2002-2013

C. Ridgen

1972-1974

C. Roberts

2010-2013

John McLeod Robertson (1870-1941)

1922-1923

? Robertson

1926

J. C. Robinson

1885

M. Robinsong

1999-2001

W. M. Rose

1883

John D. Ross (1858-1927)

1909-1910

Gabriel Richard Rowe (1897-1968)

1962-1963

D. Rungay

1971

James Alexander Russell

1888-1892

S

Stuart Duncan Schultz (1892-1974)

1942-1955

D. Scott

1969

A. Shewan

1919-1920

Walter Henderson Shillinglaw (1864-1957)

1913-1914

J. M. Shurb

1959-1964

A. L. Sifton

1882-1884

D. Simpson

1962-1963

B. Smale

1998-2005

James Allan Smart (1858-1942)

1882-1883, 1894

? Smith

1884

? Smith

1938, 1944

? Smith

1986-1988

S. Smith

1995-1998

Harry Spafford (1888-1978)

1928-1945

Richmond Spencer

1892

F. S. Spiers

1939-1941

Jason Splett

2022-2023

J. Stewart

1886

K. Stewart

1885

R. G. Stewart

1965-1966

Isaiah Root Strome (1851-1942)

1898-1904

A. F. Sutherland

1895-1896

T

Tyson Tame

2022-2023

? Tennant

1936-1937

J. Thomassen

1972-1976

? Trench

1915-1916

Alexander “Alex” Trotter

1893-1894, 1901-1904

Beecham Trotter (1860-1934)

1914-1918

U

V

Alfred “Bert” Veale (1887-1960)

1948-1956

W

? Wade

1947

James Wade

1927-1928, 1946-1947

John Percy Wadge (1875-1951)

1911-1912

Benjamin D’Arcy Wallace (1861-1936)

1907-1910

Thomas Wastie

1890-1891

Dr. C. Webb

1957-1961

W. R. Webb

1935-1950, 1952-1954

D. Weiss

1963-1965

Charles J. Whillier

1908-1910

Franklin Truman “Frank” Williamson (1897-1960)

1939-1943, 1945

? Wilson

1912

C. R. Wilson

1957-1959, 1961-1964

William Winter (1841-1914)

1882

George Winters

1882-1883

Joseph Edward Woodworth (1837-1889)

1883

M. Workman

1975-1983

X

Y

Frederick Henry Young (1887-1957)

1922-1924, 1928, 1931-1933, 1935-1937

Z

William Zink

1902-1903

Police Chiefs

Term

Police Chief

1882-1885

Archibald L. McMillan (1846-1885)

1886-1890

Peter C. Duncan

1890-1892

John Russell Foster (1853-1941)

1892-1905

James Kirkcaldy (1867-1957)

1905-1912

Watson Hartford Boyd (1860-?)

1912-1914

Edward George Berry (1879-1961)

1914-1919

John Esslemont (1868-1951)

1919-1923

Joseph Robson Hardy (1890-?)

1923-1947

Harry Bernard Everett (1886-1947)

1947-1963

Thomas Henry “Harry” Collister (1898-1975)

1963-1970

Archibald Charles “Charlie” Goucher (1907-1979)

1970-1979

David Andrew McNamee (1920-2013)

1979-1988

Kenneth Robert “Ken” Elliott (1932-2017)

1989-1995

Brian Grant Parker Scott (1937-2010)

1995-2001

Richard “Dick” Scott

2001-2007

F. Richard Bruce

2007-2013

Keith J. Atkinson

2013-2017

Ian R. Grant

2017-2023

Wayne Balcaen

Postmasters

Term

Postmaster

?-1924

Thomas M. Percival (1851-?)

1925-?

William James Munn (1886-1936)

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Brandon.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Brandon.

Maps

Contact Information

410 Ninth Street
Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A2
Telephone: 204-729-2296
Email: cityclerk@brandon.ca

Sources

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank Sandy Jasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jason Woloski.

Page revised: 1 October 2023