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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elphinstone School No. 196 (Elphinstone, RM of Yellowhead)

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

Two former school buildings in the village of Elphinstone, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Yellowhead, date from different times. The older building, erected in 1928, is now used as a church. The newer school building beside it, erected in 1960, is vacant, having closed in 1994.

Principals

Period

Principal

1915-1916

James Thomas Hulme (1864-1938)

1916-1918

H. F. Reynolds

1918-1919

H. W. Bowen

1919-1920

?

1920-1923

John Hammond Irwin (1886-1952)

1923-1924

John Blain Stewart (1882-?)

1924-1925

George Robert Farrar Prowse (1860-1946)

1925-1928

Christina Mary McRostie Sinclair (1893-1979)

1928-1929

George W. King

1929-1931

Laura M. Fisher

1931-1934

John Macgregor Wilkie (1904-1991)

1934-1936

John Maxwell “Jack” McGilvray (1908-1977)

1936-1937

Keith Ian Sanburn Smith (c1908-1972)

1937-1941

William James Bond (1868-1941)

1941-1942

R. J. Dingwall

1942-1943

William Wallace Cutforth (1910-1996)

1943-1947

George William Chidley (c1908-1972)

1947-1950

Teresa Moloney (1899-1983)

1950-1952

Robert Lloyd Hedley (1920-1982)

1952-1953

H. F. Neable

1953-1955

James Ogel Beckstead (1883-1985)

1955-1956

James S. McKessock (1911-1983)

1956-1959

Victor Harvey Hugo (1888-1972)

1959-1960

M. Makarchuk

1960-1967

A. S. Kiliwnik

1967-1970

G. W. Bochinski

1970-1971

Larry Verner Moldowan (1940-2013)

1971-1973

Walter Kiliwnik

Teachers

Among the teachers who worked at Elphinstone School through the years were Raoul McKay and Helen Margaret Murchie Dickie.

Photos & Maps

Elphinstone School

Elphinstone School (circa 1910)
Source: Education Department Report, 1910, Manitoba Legislative Library.

The former Elphinstone School building, erected in 1928, now a church

The former Elphinstone School building, erected in 1928, now a church (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.53176, W100.31826
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Strathclair Centennial Monument (Elphinstone, RM of Strathclair)

Sources:

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

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.

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

Obituary [Helen Margaret Dickie], Shoal Lake Star, 18 May 1993, page 11.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 April 2019

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