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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Clarksville School No. 1396 (RM of Rosedale)

A monument, erected in the Rural Municipality of Rosedale in June 1999, commemorates the location of Clarksville (sometimes misspelled as Clarkesville) School No. 1396, which was established in the southeast quarter of 5-16-16, west of the Principal Meridian, in April 1906. It was closed temporarily, from December 1918 to March 1919, due to an influenza epidemic. The school closed permanently in the spring of 1968 and its catchment area became part of the Beautiful Plains School Division. The building was sold to a local farmer for use as a granary. It was destroyed by a grass fire in the spring of 1982.

The teachers of Clarksville School were Isabel Cruickshank (1907-1908), Mary L. Hamilton (1908-1912), F. MacPherson (1912), A. N. Mack (1912-1913), Mabel Peck (1913), Bessie E. Chisholm (1913-1914), Kathleen McInnis (1914-1915), Iva M. Wager (1915-1916), Hazel Hamilton (1916-1918), Grace Wallace (1918), E. T. Wyatt (1919-1920), Edythe Starratt (1920-1921), Ethel Ferguson (1922-1923), Nancy Goldstraw (1923-1925), Gladys Ferguson (1925-1926), L. A. Mitchell (1926-1927), Ena Eldred (1928-1929), Velma Murray (1929-1936), Genevieve Ellis (1936-1937), Ada Allen (1937-1939), Alice Laycock (1939-1940), Edith McClain / Gloria Ward (1941), Dorothy Carter (1941-1942), Gloria Ward (1942-1943), Lois Cochrane (1943-1944), Sybil M. Yerex (1944-1946), Barbara Brown (1946-1947), L. Donagh (1947-1948), Isabel Chambers (1948-1949), Anne Prosak (1949-1950), Fred Larwood (1953-1954), Connie Bonnar (1950-1951), Lorna Frazer (1951-1952), Anne Prosak (1952-1953), Mary Popien (1954-1955), M. Graves (1955-1956), Christine Yaremko (1956-1957), Mae Horwood (1957-1958), Georgina Fraser (1958-1959), Lois Mikkelson (1959-1960), Robert Finlayson (1960-1962), Victor Zieroth (1962-1964), and Mrs. Lyle Murdock (1964-1968).

Clarksville School

Clarksville School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 111.

The former Clarksville School building

The former Clarksville School building (no date)
Source: Manitoba Historic Resources Branch, HRR5037.

Clarksville School monument

Clarksville School monument (2010)
Source: Allan Drysdale

Site Location (lat/long): N50.32971, W99.63854
denoted by symbol on the map above


The Beautiful Plains Story: 1983-2008 by Neepawa and Area History Committee, 2008, page 162.

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.

This page was prepared by Allan Drysdale, Denise Kolesar, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 March 2018

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