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     The first governing council was formed in May of 1903.  Some of the Colonists, at a meeting in Battleford, declared that they no longer accepted Isaac Barr as their leader and asked Rev. George Lloyd to assume the task.  Lloyd accepted on condition that a committee be formed to assist him.  Some were chosen at the meeting and others were selected later by Lloyd when they reached the Headquarter’s Camp and embarked on the task of establishing the community, selecting land parcels, laying out a town site, and so on.  As it happened the Committee came to number 12, under the leadership of Lloyd. Some of the less reverent, and not to Lloyd’s face, referenced Jesus and the 12 apostles. Rev. Lloyd’s Committee, with some changes along the way, supplied leadership from May of 1903 until November 23, 1903 when the Village of Lloydminster, North-West Territories was incorporated. They were as follows:

Britannia Colonists Guidance Committee - May 1903 - November 1903


Leader



Rev. George E. Lloyd



Committee Members


Robert N. Blackburn

W. D. Bolton

A. J. Bowen

A. C. Forster

Herbert B. Hall

W. Johnson

Nathaniel Jones

George Lyle

W. E. Morlidge

E. J. Paling

William Rendell

C. Stafford

Village of Lloydminster North-West Territories - Incorporated November 23, 1903

Date

Overseer

Secretary

Justice of the Peace

Postmaster

1903

Robert N. Blackburn

Nathaniel Jones

Dr. William W. Amos

George Flamank

1904

Robert N. Blackburn

Nathaniel Jones

Dr. William W. Amos

George Flamank

1905

Robert N. Blackburn

Nathaniel Jones

Dr. William W. Amos

George Flamank

1906

Robert N. Blackburn

Nathaniel Jones

Dr. William W. Amos

George Flamank

Left: Winter 1903-1904 - George Flamank, first Postmaster in Lloydminster [July 22, 1903 - August 30, 1905], poses outside the Post Office, with wife Catherine and their three sons: George Charles Goffrey., b. 1898; Coward Carter, b. 1900, and Philip Grenville, b. 1902.


Right: 1905, George Flamank again poses with his wife and sons outside their home in Lloydminster.  In the British fashion they had named their “estate” Boscarne - likely after the family seat in Cornwall, U.K. In 1906 the family moved to British Columbia. Phillip became a U.S. Citizen in 1924.

Town of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan (incorporated April 1, 1907)
(Records were not adequately archived - there are missing records, discrepancies and inaccuracies - Please Help)
[Town Council Minutes back to 1907 are available at http://www.lloydminster.ca/DocumentCenter/Home/Index/380]
{Only those names in bold below have been verified by cross reference to the Minutes}

Date

Mayor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Town Clerk

1907

Herbert Hall

J. P. Lyle

R. Adam

G. H. Scott

Dr. J. T. Hill

J. Whitbread

Nathaniel Lyster

Henry C. Lisle

1908

Herbert Hall

J. P. Lyle

R. Adam

G. H. Scott

Dr. J. T. Hill

J. Whitbread

Nathaniel Lyster

Henry C. Lisle

1909

Herbert Hall

J. P. Lyle

R. Adam

G. H. Scott

Dr. J. T. Hill

J. Whitbread

Nathaniel Lyster

Henry C. Lisle

1910

J. P. Lyle

H. B. Haines

John Bell

J. W. Cumming

James Procter

J. Whitbread

Nathaniel Lyster

Henry C. Lisle

1911

J. P. Lyle

H. B. Haines

John Bell

J. W. Cumming

James Procter

James Gee

Robert Smith

Henry C. Lisle

1912

John Percival Lyle

W. L. Cameron

John Bell

William Rendell

James Proctor

J. Whitbread

Robert Smith

Henry C. Lisle

1913

Dr. J. T. Hill

W. L. Cameron

D. G. Tuckwell

William Rendell

Aston

Harold Huxley

Robert Smith

Henry C. Lisle

1914

D. G. Tuckwell

Herbert Hall

John Bell


Aston

Harold Huxley

Robert Smith

Henry C. Lisle

1915

D. G. Tuckwell

Harold Huxley

John Bell

George Greening

Aston

Arthur Howell

Robert Smith

Henry C. Lisle

1916

Herbert Hall

Harold Huxley

John Bell

George Greening

W. L. Cameron

Arthur Howel

Ivan Crossley

Henry C. Lisle

1917

Herbert Hall

Harold Huxley

Arthur Howell

Barber


W. L. Cameron


John Davies

1918

Harold Huxley

Ivan Crossley

Arthur Howell

Barber


W. L. Cameron


John Davies

1919

Harold Huxley

Ivan Crossley

Arthur Howell

Phillpots


W. L. Cameron


John Davies

1920

Harold Huxley

Ivan Crossley

Arthur Howell

Phillpots


W. L. Cameron


John Davies

1921

Dr. J. T. Hill

Charles Moxley




W. L. Cameron


John Davies

1922

Dr. J. T. Hill

Charles Moxley




W. L. Cameron


John Davies

1923

Dr. J. T. Hill

Charles Moxley




W. L. Cameron


John Davies

1924

Harold Huxley

Aston

Holtby



W. L. Cameron

Hayward

John Davies

1925

Harold Huxley

Aston

Holtby



W. L. Cameron

Hayward

John Davies

1926

Harold Huxley

Howard Jones

Holtby



Vern Miner

Hayward

John Davies

1927

Harold Huxley

Howard Jones

W. T. Wallis



Vern Miner

Hayward

John Davies

1928

Harold Huxley

W. Street

W. T. Wallis



Vern Miner

Hayward

John Davies

1929

Harold Huxley

W. Street

W. T. Wallis



Vern Miner

Hayward

John Davies

1930

Harold Huxley

W. Street

W. T. Wallis



Vern Miner

Hayward

John Davies

Village of Lloydminster, Alberta (incorporated July 6, 1906)
[Records were not adequately archived by the City of Lloydminster - there are missing records, discrepancies and inaccuracies

 - please help - names in bold have been verified by references in the Town Minutes]

Date

Reeve

Councillor

Councillor

Secretary- Treasurer

1906

R. W. Miller




1907

R. W. Miller

W. Kerr



1908





1909





1910





1911





1912

R. W. Miller

Farley

Laurie


1913





1914





1915





1916

R. W. Miller

Farley



1917





1918

G. M. Cook

W. H. G. Willis

? Currie

H. J. Dean

1919

G. M. Cook

W. H. G. Willis

John Lindsay

H. J. Dean

1920

J. D. Munro

W. H. G. Willis

John Lindsay

H. J. Dean

1921

J. D. Munro

W. H. G. Willis

J. H. Stevenson

Stewart Pollard

1922

J. D. Munro

Archie Miller

Alfred Curtis

Stewart Pollard

1923

J. D. Munro

Archie Miller

Alfred Curtis

Stewart Pollard

1924

J. D. Munro

Archie Miller

Alfred Curtis

Stewart Pollard

1925

J. D. Munro

Archie Miller

Alfred Curtis

Stewart Pollard

1926

J. D. Munro

Archie Miller

Alfred Curtis

Stewart Pollard

1927

George L. Cooke

Archie Miller

Alfred Curtis

Stewart Pollard

1928

George L. Cooke

Archie Miller

Alfred Curtis

Stewart Pollard

1929

George L. Cooke

Archie Miller

Alfred Curtis

Tom Johns

The Village of Lloydminster, Alberta and the Town of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan [two separate municipalities] were incorporated into one municipality by coincident legislation of both Alberta and Saskatchewan as of May 20, 1930.  The Town of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan-Alberta existed from that point until, again by coincident legislation, the City of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan-Alberta was chartered January 1, 1958.  By coincidence, Lloydminster became the tenth municipality to reach City status in each of the two provinces.


For Mayors and Councillors of the amalgamated Town - Click here


For Mayors and Councillors of the amalgamated City - Click here


Despite 25 years of frustrations with their divided status, Lloydminster residents had a lot of fun with their amalgamation.
They put on a large banquet and an elaborate mock wedding was performed.
more about those events here

(Left) D. G. Tuckwell - Mayor of the Town of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan in 1913 -1914, despite being “a newspaperman”, he is credited as being the originator of taxpayer supported hospital and health care in Canada.  Read my article about that claim - click here


Photo courtesy of the Doug Aston Collection

(Right) James Whitbred - Councillor, Town of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan from 1907 through 1910.  Whitbred was with the main party of Barr Colonists in 1903. Listed as age 34 with occupation of Farrier. In Lloydminster he tried a number of occupations, including blacksmithing before deciding he wanted to become a chiropractor. In 1924, aged 56 he went to Chicago to commence his training.  He succeeded and began his practice in Brandon, MB.  Following his wife’s death in 1932, he returned to Lloydminster and served as a chiropractor until his death from a heart attack in 1942.


Photo Sask. Archives Board