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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elgin Consolidated School No. 153 (Elgin, Municipality of Grassland)

Link to:
Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

The Elgin School District was organized around 1884 in Elgin in what is now the Municipality of Grassland. In 1912, Elgin Consolidated School was formed by its consolidation with Alice School No. 153, Gilead School No. 565, Maguire School No. 1073, and Millerway School No. 250. Other schools joined through the years, including Crown School No. 184 (1930), Croll School No. 1929 (1959), Barber School No. 423 (1962), West Hall School No. 550 (1964), and Fairfax Consolidated School No. 1195 (1966).

The building closed in 1951 and was replaced by a new structure. The school closed in 1986 and a monument, dedicated in July 1988 at N49.44427, W100.27048, commemorates it.

Principals

Period

Principal

1907-1914

George Herbert Robertson (1876-?)

1914-1915

William C. McKee

1915-1917

Neil Albert McIntyre (1888-1972)

1917-1923

William John Robinson (1882-1947)

1923-1924

George Gordon Grigg (1887-1969)

1924-1925

Arthur Victor Pigott (1900-1987)

1925-1927

P. B. Bennett

1927-1929

Edward Arthur Bathgate [Batke] (1887-1961)

1929-1931

George Edward Whitlaw (1904-1996)

1931-1934

Barney Thordarson (1904-1974)

1934-1937

Howard Reginald Standing (1899-1994)

1937-1941

Howard Melville Dunfield (1912-2000)

1941-1943

Edith E. Nelson

1943-1944

Tena H. McDonald

1944-1947

Walter Fredrickson (1908-1974)

1947-1950

Hilton Clarence Harper (1914-2005)

1950-1954

Harold Albert Mouritsen (c1918-1969)

1954-1955

Frank P. Giesbrecht

1955-1956

D. K. Hunter

1956-1959

Robert Leslie McIntosh (1925-2011)

1959-1964

A. B. Haigh

1964-1965

Marc Brown

1965-1966

E. M. Shwoluk

Teachers

Among the teachers who worked at Elgin School through the years was Frederick L. Johnston.

Photos & Maps

Elgin School No. 153 that, in 1912, became Elgin Consolidated School

Elgin School No. 153 that, in 1912, became Elgin Consolidated School (circa 1908)
Source: Education Department Report, 1908, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Elgin School

Elgin School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 53.

Victoria Day celebrations at Elgin School

Victoria Day celebrations at Elgin School (1920s)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0324

Elgin School monument at N49.44427, W100.27048

Elgin School monument at N49.44427, W100.27048 (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.44849, W100.26902
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elgin School No. 318 (RM of Yellowhead)

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Elgin, Man”, Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association map, 27 September 1916, 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.

We thank Bobbi Jo Panciera and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 February 2018

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