and the R.M.
William McDonald converts his stable to an Imperial Oil store.
William McDonald elected mayor
J. E. Sparrow opens a Furniture Store & Undertaking Establishment.
Riverside Cemetery Co. is transferred to the town.
Union Bank built – J.F. Bradley serves as bank manager until 1932.
The Lyceum Movie Theatre opens on January, 1.
Miss Annie Playfair buys the Hartney Star from Walpole Murdoch.
William Laughlan invited to the Provincial Exhibition in Winnipeg in
recognition of his many awards for his grain.
Sept 19 Bank of Montreal Branch in Hartney opens
Economic downturn in Manitoba – affects much local industry in
Creamery formed and then opened 1913.
The Manitoba Government encourages Home Economics Societies.
The Manitoba Government takes over Municipal phones.
An Agricultural College is established in Winnipeg.
Local vote on union of Methodists & Presbyterians. Feb 5
C.D. Batty assumes postmaster duties (until 1935).
Prize offered at Brandon Fair for best six-horse team. Hartney team
Racine’s Mikado performed.
Home Economics Society formed.
The first Garage – solely for the sale and repair of automobiles
was established by Delmar Scharf. Fords, Reos, Hupmobiles,
McLaughlins, and Oldsmobiles became common sights.
World War 1 begins.
Chas. Fee , son of pioneer John Fee is the first Hartney resident to
enlist in September
Natatorial Swimming Society for girls only.
Aug 13: The Star calls for recruits.
The Star reports on terrible battle in Belgium. Details continue as the
War gets underway.
Hartney Red Cross formed. September:
A Patriotic Society is formed in Manitoba.
Classes to teach knitting are established.
Electric Light Scheme discussed, but not undertaken.
Hartney Women’s Institute formed.
The 222nd leaving
training, likely to Camp Hughes
Thomas Hill murdered by Harry Green
Mr. Green was held in Hartney Jail ; inquest in Hartney in 1914; trial
in Brandon and execution in 1915.
Brandon Sun, 1914
18 more men enlist.
May – Patriotic Fund established.
Horses bought for war; Decline in farming.
September – Home Guard formed in Hartney.
Reports of War Casualties continue.
R.R Perry apponted bank manager – stays until 1938.
Early recruiting centre opened.
Train to Camp Hughes (east of Shilo) is the initial destination for the
new recruits from Hartney. June 7.
Battle of the Somme.
Calls to conserve food.
Wheat - $ 2.40 – good prices in general.
Manitoba Women are given the right to vote – thanks to the
efforts of women such as former Hartney residents. Francis and Lillian
Beynon who, with activist Nellie McClung, had campaigned relentlessly
for the change.
United Grain Growers elevator built on C.P.R. line
Hartney School introduces a matriculation course and received high
Edward Briggs appointed to the Hartney tribunal for Military Service.
Nov 11 – Armistice ends World War 1
Hartney is under quarantine as the Spanish Flu spreads across North
Victoria Chapter No. 5 of the Order of the Eastern Star formed.
On the 29th of May a Banquet honours returned soldiers – 500
Scarborough’s Map of
Manitoba Canada South Sheet (1918)
Scarborough Company of Canada Ltd. [Scarborough’s Map of Manitoba
Canada South Sheet] [map]. Scale not given. [Regina]: Scarborough
Company of Canada Ltd., 1918.