Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elkwood School No. 1607 (RM of Alonsa)

The Elkwood School District was established formally in March 1912 and a one-room school operated in SE24-20-11W in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa. The school closed in June 1959.

Among the teachers of Elkwood School were Lizzie Wellwood (1914-1915), William B. Spittle (1915), Jessie McNaughton (1916-1917), Bessie Poole (1917), Bessie Haines (1917), Mary Currie (1918), Douglas Fyles (1919-1920), Florence Elliott (1921-1922), W. J. Knox (1923), Florence Wheeler (1924), Margaret MacKay (1924-1925), Mary Hartford (1925-1927), Margaret Fraser (1927-1928), Stella Bryson (1928-1929), Mary Beaudin (1929), Katherine McDonell (1930), Viola Miller (1930-1931), Ellen Halliday (1931-1935), Agnes McCarthy (1935-1936), Laura “Kay” Brock (1936-1939), Irma Parish (1939-1940), Thelma Osman (1940-1941), Lillian Floyde (1941-1942), George Browning (1942-1943), Walter Turko (1953), Ida Smith (1953-1954), Lena Martens (1954-1955), Arlene Kopytko (1955-1956), Elizabeth Yakimishyn (1956-1957), Ann Fashoway (1957-1958), and Margaret Robertson (1958-1959).

Elkwood School

Elkwood School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 2.

Former site of Elkwood School

Former site of Elkwood School (November 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.71176, W98.88055
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, pages 124-125. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.G65 Tra]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 August 2023

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