Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cromer School No. 1521 (Cromer, RM of Pipestone)

The Cromer School District was established in March 1910 and a one-room schoolhouse operated in the village of Cromer (SE8-9-28W) in the Rural Municipality of Pipestone. In 1971, the district became part of the Fort La Bosse School Division. The school closed in June 1978.

The teachers of Cromer School were Mr. Newell (1910-1911), Mr. Ferguson (1911), Mr. Simpson (1912), Miss Sokowsksi (1912), Miss Mckenzie (1912), R. P. Morrison (1913), Miss D. Rutherford (1913), Miss E. Gilroy (1913-1914), J. K. Downes (1914), Miss Stevenson (1915), Miss Jenkins (1915-1916), Miss Weaver (1916), A. Todd (1917-1919), C. Bowman (1919-1920), Miss L. B. Hicks (1920-1921), Mrs. W. Gray (1921-1922), A. Landell (1922-1923), Irma Gilpen (1923), Phyllis Holt (1924), Myrtle Lane (1925-1927), R. Fulford (1928), A. M. Segall (1928-1929), W. B. Adams (1929-1931), R. McMunn (1931-1933), Ada Moffat (1933-1935), Miss Edith A. Moody (1935-1937), Miss Hatch (1937-1938), M. Badaker (1938-1939), David Iverach (1939-1940), Otto Perlette (1939-1942, 1954-1956), M. Smithers (1942-1944), Evelyn C. Lane (1944-1945), Miss Eleanor Cann (1945-1946), Mr. George Feher (1946-1947), Margaret Clubb (1947-1948), Mary Abbey (1948), Gladys McLean (1949),M. Smithers (1949-1950), M. Smithers, Rena Miffen (1950-1951), Ruth E. Boulton (1951), Norma Ficek (1952), Mrs. Doreen Sharratt (1952), Mrs. Jean Watson (1953), Susan McKee (1953), Miss Lydia Perik (1954), George W. Fellowes (1956-1957), Mrs. Irene Nelson (1957), Mrs. Louise Downing (1958), Mrs. Jean Gleddon (1958-1959), Mrs. Stella J. Hennan (1959), Mrs. Louise Downing (1960), Miss Margaret Anne Hutton (1960-1961), Mrs. Louise Downing (1961-1962), Mrs. Margaret A. Hayhurst (1962-1963), Mrs. Louise Downing (1963-1964), Mr. Eldon S. Robinson (1964), Murray Sangster (1965), Margaret Bowles (1965-1966), Robert Cochrane (1966), Margaret Thelma Hunkin (1967), Helen M. J. Couch (1968), William Ernest Walker (1969), Monina Soldervilla (1970-1971), Caroline Shrupalo (1971-1972), Mrs. Linda Gray (1972), Albert Bashutski (1972), Miss O. Pidlypny (1973), Mary Ritchie (1973-1978), Mildred Harkness (1974-1978), and Geraldine Kay (1976).

The original Cromer School

The original Cromer School (no date) by W. R. Beveridge
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 132.

The former Cromer School building

The former Cromer School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1060.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.72840, W101.23665
denoted by symbol on the map above


Reston East topographic map, 62F/11 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

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.

Trails Along the Pipestone by Pipestone History Project, c1981, pages 112-113. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.P56 Tra]

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 April 2021

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