Historic Sites of Manitoba: Archibald School No. 151 (Municipality of Pembina)

The Archibald School District was established formally in 1883, and a one-room school building was erected on the northeast quarter of 7-4-9 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Pembina. It operated until July 1962 when it merged with La Riviere Consolidated School No. 516.

The teachers of Archibald School were Miss F. Burke (1884-1885), Leonard Wilson (1886), John McLine (1887), Isabel E. Oneil (1888), Leonard Wilson (1889), William Webster (1890), Miss Lemmon (1891), Adaline Wilson (1892), Annie Penman (1892), Miss Jones (1893), Adaline Wilson (1893-1895), Mr. Ball (1896), Adaline Wilson (1897), Leonard Crampton (1897), A. W. Miller (1898-1904), Leonard Wilson (1905), A. W. Miller (1906), Miss White (1907), Leonard Wilson (1908), Miss E. A. Cousins (1908-1909), Miss C. Graham (1909-1910), Miss J. A. Blackburn (1910-1911), Miss Gladys E. Strum (1911-1912), J. P. Bennett (1912-1913), Miss Stewart (1914), Miss O. A. Whiteford (1914-1915), Frank Fargey (1915), Bruce Urie (1916), Miss M. McNaughton (1917), Effie Clements (1918-1919), Miss E. Southern (1920-1921), Miss E. Dowler (1921-1922), Miss S. Jacobs (1922-1923), A. J. Wallcraft (1923-1925), Mrs. V. Cook (1925-1926), P. M. Livingston (1926-1928), J. Turner (1928), Mrs. E. Simpson (1928), P. M. Livingston (1929-1931), Allin J. Pybus (1931-1935), C. W. Pybus (1935-1937), Melvin G. Pipe (1937-1939), Mrs. Johnstone (1939), Jean McDonald (1940-1941), Miss Mildred Morrow (1941-1942), Miss D. Richards (1942-1944), Miss Lorraine Flanagan (1944-1946), Mrs. V. P. Scales (1946-1950), Miss Myrtle Scharf (1951-1955), Miss C. Stobbie (1956), Miss E. E. Driedger (1957), Mrs. Joan Wallcraft (1957), D. Cousin (1958-1960), and Miss Darlene M. Hayward (1960-1962).

The original Archibald School

The original Archibald School (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 49.

A later Archibald School under construction

A later Archibald School under construction (circa 1938) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 49.

Archibald School commemorative sign

Archibald School commemorative sign (May 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.29342, W98.65906
denoted by symbol on the map above


One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

Turning Leaves: A History of La Riviere and District by La Riviere Historical Book Committee, c1979. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.L38 Tur]

We thank Chris Thompson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 February 2021

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