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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Camperdown School No. 1240 (Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne)

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The Camperdown School District was organized formally in June 1903 and a one-room schoolhouse was built at NE15-18-14W in what is now the Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne. The district became part of the Glenella Municipal School District in 1936. A new schoolhouse was built in 1945 at SE23-18-14W. The school closed in 1955 and afterward students were bused to Glenella School. The former school building was moved a half mile east of Waldersee where it was used for a time as Cory School, then later moved to the Grass River Hutterite Colony where it continued use as a school.

The teachers of Camperdown School were S. Herber Gordon (1905-1906), Miss Pearl McRae (1906-1907), Miss L. Dewar (1906-1907), Pearl M. Campbell (1907-1908), May Reid (1908), M. Jean McCaffery (1909-1911), Victoria R. Turner (1912-1913), Irene M. Aldridge (1913-1915), Lillian Sedore (1915-1916), D. Ganetsky (1915-1916), Gertrude Bradley (1916-1917), Mildred Williams (1917-1918), L. M. Kitson (1918-1919), Milly R. Gallop (1919-1920), Gertrude Mabley (1920), Cora Lee (1920-1922), Mabel Maguire (1921), Jean Gunn (1922), Emma Haggerty (1923), Florence McKay (1923), G. E. Ferguson (1924), Mary McDonald (1925), Ruby Allen (1926), G. F. Olafson (1926-1927), Lily Erlendson (1927-1928), Elizabeth McIvor (1928), C. J. Lovatt (1929-1934), Olive Orth (1934-1935), Miss M. E. Clark (1935-1937), Rose L. McEwan (1938-1940), Joyce McFarland (1940-1941), Iona Stella Taylor (1942-1943), Elizabeth Martin (1942-1943), E. Irene Frazer (1943-1944), Muriel B. Wetherill (1944-1945), Erwin Schmidt (1945-1946), J. M. Slawinsky (1946-1947), Elsie Dann (1947-1948), Steve Potrebka (1948-1949), Elsie J. Henry (1949-1950), Marven Hengen (1950-1951), Doreen Melanchuk (1951-1952), Doreen Carter (1952-1953), and Rosaline Voth (1954-1955).

The original Camperdown School building

The original Camperdown School building (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 83.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.55067, W99.28557
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.

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

We thank Henry Esau and Rosaline Voth for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 April 2021

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