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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Central St. Paul School / East St. Paul School / Dr. F. W. L. Hamilton School (3225 Henderson Highway, East St. Paul)

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The Central St. Paul School District was organized formally in August 1910 and a two-classroom schoolhouse was located along Henderson Highway on Lots 93-94 in the Rural Municipality East St. Paul. It served the local district until the opening of the adjacent East St. Paul School, after which the building was demolished in 1951-1952.

In April 1951, a vote on a proposed six-room school was approved overwhelmingly by East St. Paul Consolidated School District voters. The building was constructed at a cost of $75,000 by contractor J. R. Roziere on a four acre site. Known as East St. Paul School, or East St. Paul Consolidated School, construction began in May 1951 with the school opening to 125 students in grades 1-9 prior in December of that year. The structure also featured an auditorium, gymnasium, air conditioning, and radiant heating. Speakers at an official opening on 11 January 1952 included Chief Inspector C. K. Rogers, Education Minister W. C. Miller, municipal councillors Steve Kaminski and W. Stasinic, municipal Secretary-Treasurer Miss A. Gorham, ex-Secretary-Treasurer W. Gorham, J. E. Roziere, School Board Secretary-Treasurer O. W. McNeely, school trustees J. Kupchak, Dr. J. L. Anderson, and Board Chairman Walter Peterson.

When the adjacent East St. Paul Collegiate opened, senior grades were transferred there. The school was named for local resident and school trustee Frederick Wilson Lewis Hamilton in April 1964. Further capacity was expanded in 1976-1977 on designs by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Macdonald, Cockburn, McLeod, and McFeetors, and was officially unveiled on 10 February 1977.

Principals

Period

Principal

1920-1921

W. Gorham

1920s?-1945

None

1945-1952

Ethel Catherine Edwards (1900-1996)

1952-1954

Emanuel Peter “Manuel” Tanchak (1914-1993)

1954

Franz Julius Solmundson (1907-1989)

1954-1959

Wesley Sterling McGill (1904-1986)

1959-1964

Andrew Koshelanyk

1964-1965

Florence Hope McKinnon “Flora” Bowman (1900-1966)

1965-1982

Coye Faye Wolstencroft

1983-1992

Mosie Nicholas “Moe” Tobin (1933-2007)

1992-?

Ken Pchajek

?-2014

?

2014-?

T. Ziprick

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1920-1921

E. W. Gorham (grades 1-3), W. Gorham (grades 4-8)

1921-1927

?

1927-1928

K. J. Vaustone (grades 1-8)

1928-1930

?

1930-1931

Jean Laughland (grades 1-8), Bertha Wilson (grades 1-8, 1931)

1931-1940

?

1940-1941

Genevieve Eileen Norman (grades 1-8)

1941-1942

Alexandra Krett (grades 1-8)

1942-1943

Marie-Louise Flanagan (grades 1-8)

1943-1944

Ethel Catherine Edwards (grades 1-7)

1944-1945

Ethel Catherine Edwards (grades 1-8)

1945-1946

Jessie Belton (grades 1-4), Ethel Catherine Edwards (grades 5-8)

1946-1947

Jessie Belton (grades 1-4), Ethel Catherine Edwards (grades 5-8)

1947-1948

Jessie Belton (grades 1-4), Ethel Catherine Edwards (grades 5-8)

1948-1949

Jessie Belton (grades 1-4), Ethel Catherine Edwards (grades 5-8)

1949-1950

Jessie Belton (grades 1-4), Ethel Catherine Edwards (grades 5-8)

1950-1951

Vera Elaine Gorlick (grades 1-4), Jessie Belton (grades 1-5), Ethel Catherine Edwards (grades 5-8), Dorothy Ellen Martins (grades 5-8)

1951-1952

Jessie Belton (grades 1-2), Vera Elaine Gorlick (grades 3-4), Dorothy Ellen Martins (grades 5-6), Ethel Catherine Edwards (grades 7-9)

1952-1953

Vera Gertrude Bell (grades 7-8), Ethel Catherine Edwards (grades 5-6, 1952), Vera Elaine Gorlick (grades 1-2), Dorothy Ellen Martins (grades 3-4), Muriel Amelia Robertson Redpath (grades 5-6, 1953), Emanuel Peter “Manuel” Tanchak (grade 9-11)

1953-1954

Vera Gertrude Bell (grades 7-8), Vera Elaine Gorlick (grades 3-4), Dorothy Ellen Martins (grades 1-2), Winona Elaine Kinniard Pratt (grades 9-10), Muriel Amelia Robertson Redpath (grades 5-6), Emanuel Peter “Manuel” Tanchak (grade 11)

1954-1955

Dorothy Ellen Martins (grades 1-2), Agathe Pomeroy (grades 3-4, 1954), Winnifred Muriel Wilson (grades 5-6), Muriel Amelia Robertson Redpath (grades 7-8), Donald Ross McMaster (grade 9), Winona Elaine Kinniard Pratt (grade 10), Lola Louise Reid (grades 3-4, 1955) Wesley Sterling McGill (grade 11)

1955-1956

Joseph Leandre Bergeron (grade 10), Hope Bowman (grade 3), Irene M. Kazina (grade 1), Albert Victor Kohuska (grade 8), Jeanne Therese Lambert (grade 7), Wesley Sterling McGill (grade 11), Donald Ross McMaster (grade 9), Neil McTavish (grade 5), Dorothy Ellen Martins (grade 2), Lola Louise Reid (grade 4), Winnifred Muriel Wilson (grade 6)

1956-1957

Joseph Leandre Bergeron (grade 10), Florence Hope Bowman (grade 3), Ardythe Anne Brownlee (grade 6), Irene M. Kazina (grade 1), Albert Victor Kohuska (grade 8), Jeanne Therese Lambert (grade 7), Wesley Sterling McGill (grade 11), Donald Ross McMaster (grade 9), Neil McTavish (grade 5), Dorothy Ellen Martins (grade 2), Lola Louise Reid (grade 4)

1957-1958

Joseph Leandre Bergeron (grade 10), Hope Bowman (grade 3), Ardythe Anne Brownlee (grade 6), Augustine Chateau (grade 7), Irene M. Kazina (grade 1), Andrew Koshelanyk (grade 8), Lola Mae Lurker (grade 2), Wesley Sterling McGill (grade 11), Donald Ross McMaster (grade 9), Neil McTavish (grade 5), Katherine Zacharias (grade 4)

1958-1959

Elizabeth Hope Bowman (grade 3), Ardythe Anne Brownlee (grades 3-4), Elizabeth Alexandra Chastko (grade 5, 1959), Lola Mae Lurker Crawley (grade 2), Jennie Marion Hayka (grades 3-4, 1959), Yvonne Koch (grades 1-2), Lorraine Wanda Murray (grade 1), Katherine Zacharias (grade 4), ? (grade 5, 1960)

1959-1960

Yvonne Koch (grade 1), Louise Margaret Roy (grade 2), Lola Mae Lurker Crawley (grade 2), Florence Hope ”Flora” Bowman (grade 3), Jennie Marion Hayka (grade 3), Irene M. Kazina (grade 2, 1960), Katherine Zacharias (grade 4), Elizabeth Alexandra Chastko (grade 5), ? (other grades)

1960-1961

Florence Hope Bowman (grade 3), Elizabeth Alexandra Chastko (grade 5), Norman Philip Guilbert (grade 7), Jennie Marion Hayka (grades 3 & 5), Doris Gail Johnson (grade 2), Yvonne Koch (grade 1), Louise Margaret Roy (grade 1), Katherine Wiens (grade 2), Katherine Zacharias (grade 4)

1961-1962

Florence Hope Bowman (grade 3), Elizabeth Alexandra Chastko (grade 5), Eva Durnin (grade 5, 1962), Jennie Marion Hayka (grades 3-4), Doris Gail Johnson (grade 2), Andrew Koshelanyk (grade 8), William Alex Lebedeff (grades 7-8), Delores Diane Mauthe (grade 2), Harold Leslie Patzer (grade 7), Kathryn Pronyk (grade ?), Louise Margaret Roy (grade 1), Jean Brown Segall (grade 5, 1961; grade 4, 1962), Yvonne Koch Silver (grade 1), Anne Helen Woloshyn (grade 6), Katherine Zacharias (grade 4, 1961)

1962-1963

Edith Elizabeth Bowman (grade 4), Florence Hope Bowman (grade 3), Elizabeth Alexandra Chastko (grade 5), Norman Philip Guilbert (grade 8), Jennie Marion Hayka (grades 3-4), Andrew Koshelanyk (grade 8), Jean Adeline Panas (grades 5-6), Harold Leslie Patzer (grade 7), Kathryn Pronyk (grades 2-3), Louise Margaret Roy (grade 1), Jean Brown Segall (grade 4, 1962), Yvonne Koch Silver (grade 1), Delores Diane Mauthe Tonn (grade 2), Anne Helen Woloshyn (grade 6)

1963-1964

Edith Elizabeth Bowman (grade 4), Florence Hope Bowman (grade 3), Elizabeth Alexandra Chastko (grade 5), Norman Philip Guilbert (grade 7), Jennie Marion Hayka (grade 3), Johann Paul Johnson (grades 5-6), Andrew Koshelanyk (grade 8), Harold Leslie Patzer (grade 7), Mary Elizabeth Reynolds (grade 1, 1964), Yvonne Koch Silver (grade 1, 1963), Delores Diane Mauthe Tonn (grade 2), Anne Helen Woloshyn (grade 6), Coye Faye Wolstencoft (grade 4)

1964-1965

Florence Hope Bowman (grade 3), Sylvia Dorothy Gordon (grade 4), Darlene Margaret Lazenby (grade 5), Marjorie Lois Roberts (grade 1), Delores Diane Mauthe Tonn (grade 2), Coye F. Wolstencroft (grade 4)

1965-1966

Edith Elizabeth Bowman (grade 3, 1966), Joan Julia Chastko (grade 2), Pauline Eizabeth Evans (grade 5), Doreen Lois Gilbart (grade 5), V. Elaine Goldie (grade 3), Marjorie Lois Roberts (grade 1), Coye F. Wolstencroft (grade 4)

1966-1967

Marcia Marie Altomare (grades 1-2), Joan Julia Chastko (grade 2), Pauline Eizabeth Evans (grade 5), Doreen Lois Gilbart (grade 5), Kathryn Pronyk (grade 3), Marjorie Lois Roberts (grade 1), Coye F. Wolstencroft (grade 4)

Among the other teachers of East St. Paul School was Dorothy Elizabeth Balderstone Langton (1960s-1972, relief teacher).

Photos & Maps

Central St. Paul School

Central St. Paul School (no date) by J. E. S. Dunlop
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 137.

Dr. F. W. L. Hamilton School

Dr. F. W. L. Hamilton School (October 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.99115, W97.03911
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Wilson Lewis Hamilton (1879-1959)

Sources:

“East St. Paul vote shows 90% for new school,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 1951, page 3.

“Official opening of St. Paul School Friday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 January 1952, page 7.

“St. Paul School best in Province, Miller declares,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 January 1952, page 34.

“Austin Sperring retires as East St. Paul Reeve,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 December 1953, page 27.

“Named after ex-trustees,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 1964, page 11.

“School addition vetoed by board,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 February 1975, page 11.

“Tender notice,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 December 1975, page 69.

“Official opening,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 February 1977, page 3.

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.

Heritage II, a Story of East St. Paul, by the RM of East St. Paul, 1991.

Obituary [Dorothy Elizabeth Balderstone Langton (1907-2006)], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 February 2006, page 32.

School division half-yearly attendance reports, Schedule: E 0757, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba school records collection, Central St. Paul School District No. 1545 - Daily Registers, GR8245, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba school records collection, East St. Paul Consolidated School District No. 2333 - Daily Registers, GR8245, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba school records collection, Dr. [F. W. L.] Hamilton School - Daily Registers, GR8245, Archives of Manitoba.

Henderson Directories, Legislative Library of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 19 February 2018

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