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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Empress School No. 1116 (RM of DeSalaberry)

The Empress School District was established in March 1901 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW5-4-3E in the Rural Municipality of DeSalaberry. The school closed in June 1963 and the district was dissolved in 1967, its area becoming part of Arnaud Consolidated School, Frontenac Consolidated School, or St. Jean-Baptiste Consolidated School. No vestige of the school building remains at the site.

Among the teachers who worked at Empress School through the years were Adeline Kelly Houston, Minnie Sauder, Katie Connelly Davies, Marguerite Morris Lanthier, Mary Molloy (daughter of J. P. Molloy), Elsa Pauls Koop, Anne Pauls Brown, Minerva Dearborn McKinnon, Miss Suderman, Miss Stewart, Hazel Andrews, Miss Sawatsky, Nita Friesen, William Neufeld, Christine Nichols, and Harry Thiessen.

Empress School

Empress School (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 61.

Empress School

Empress School (no date)
Source: Arnaud Through the Years, 1974.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.28067, W97.16371
denoted by symbol on the map above


Morris East topographic map, 62H/6 East, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

Arnaud Through the Years by Arnaud Historical Society, 1974. [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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 March 2021

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