Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bellhampton School No. 1477 (RM of Alonsa)

The Bellhampton School District was organized formally in January 1909, and a wood frame, one-room schoolhouse operated at the southwest corner of SE9-20-12W in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa. In 1936, it became part of the Glenella Municipal School District. It operated until 1957. No vestige of the school remains at the site.

Among the teachers of Bellhampton School were Clara Langseth (1909-1910, 1917-1918), Oscar A. Wurster (1910-1911), W. A. N. McCrae (1911), Mary Hamilton (1911-1913), R. S. Johnstone (1913), Isabel Wright (1913-1914), Pearl Nicol (1913), Selena A. Whitman (1914-1915), Josephine Dunphy (1916), Mildred L. Merrick (1917), Mary Netanas Kerr (1918-1919), Sadie E. Harvey (1919), Mary N. Kerr (1920), E. Bernice Whitman (1920), Mrs. Miller (1921), Miss Miller (1922), Miss Goodman (1923), Miss Fellingham (1924-1925), Miss Gladys Mitchell (1925-1928), Mr. H. R. McConnell (1928-1934), Miss Ack, Miss Donald, Mr. Folly, Mrs. Ferris, Gladys Whitman, Edna Reynolds, Allan Bolton, Walter Turko (1951-1952), Morris Slusarzyk (1952-1953), Olga Zamrykut (1953-1954), Stella Bellay (1954-1955), Verna Kirkness (1955-1956), and Toni Mikolayenko (1956-1957).

Bellhampton School

Bellhampton School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 124.

Site Location (lat/long): N50.69831, W99.07740
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Glenella School No. 1006 (Glenella, RM of Glenella-Lansdowne)


Glenella East topographic map, 62J/11 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

Tracks of Time: Glenella and Districts by Glenella History Committee, 1990, pages 123-124. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.G65 Tra]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 August 2023

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