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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Graysville Consolidated School No. 1493 (Graysville, RM of Dufferin)

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Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

The Graysville School District was organized formally in March 1909, and a schoolhouse was built in the village of Graysville in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin. It operated for nine years until it merged with several schools from the surrounding district to form the Graysville Consolidated School District: Lintrathen School No. 1118, Orr School No. 343, Ravenswood School No. 437, Stephenfield Consolidated School No. 2048, and Tobacco Creek School No. 808. Erection of the present brick building began in late 1919 on a design by architects Tuttle and Reid, and opened in February 1920.

Eventually becoming part of Prairie Rose School Division, the school closed closed in September 2010 due to declining student enrolment and its building was sold to a company that planned to use it as a seed shipping facility. A bronze plaque commemorating former students killed during the Second World War, that had been displayed inside the school, was removed and installed at the Carman Legion.

Principals

Period

Principal

1920-1922

James Corrigill (c1857-1922)

1922-1924

Robert William Dunlop (1876-?)

1924-1927

Wilfred Almon Rideout (1878-1949)

1927-1930

Christopher Stow (1873-1933)

1930-1931

Sidney Irvine Mott (1871-?)

1931-1935

Beatrice Pearl Shunk Wiebe (1907-1992)

1935-1942

Earl Duncan McKellar (1902-1984)

1942-1945

Clair Edmond Dawson (?-1995)

1945-1950

Willard Ervin Rife (1890-1970)

1950-1954

David Langton MacDonald (1911-1957)

1954-1956

Ralph Ernest Mayes (1891-1969)

1956-1959

George Oswald Hinds (1906-1969)

1959-1960

Henry R. Schellenberg (?-?)

1960-1962

Stanley Corbett Henderson (1910-?)

1962-1965

James I. Refvik

1965-1966

Stanley Corbett Henderson (1910-?)

1966-1967

Hardy Velie

1967-1968

Jake Letkeman

1968-1971

Michael Geletchuk

1971-1974

?

1974-1978

Natalie Watt

1978-1998

Bill North

1998-2003

Elaine Owen

2003-2005

Sherry Zacharias & Betty-Ann Tiltman

2005-2008

Art Van Stellant

2008-2009

Jennifer Kolesar

Teachers

The other teachers of Graysville School were Mamie Craik (1920), Marion Cummings (1920-1921), Olive Jackson (1920-1921), Hattie Corrigal (1921-1922), Viola Bailey (1921), Inga Turgeson (1922), Nellie Morrison (1923-1931), Kathleen Walmsley (1922-1923), Eleanor Collier (1923-1929), May Nevin (1923-1928), Edith Deacon (1928-1929), Laura Fraser (1929-1930), Leila Fraser (1929-1930), Eva Cram (1930-1931), Beatrice Shunk (1930-1931), Helen Ball (1931-1935), Florence Kuebler (1931-1933), Gladys Smith (1933-1934), Esther Hooper (1934-1939), Linnie Wilson (1935-1939), Bernice Wright (1939), Morley Horton (1939-1941), Mary Rankin (1940-1941), Annie Sprott (1941), Evelyn Russell (1941), Muriel Cook (1942), Dora F. Ritchie (1942), Marjorie Barclay (1942-1944), Nellie Bowes (1942-1943), Ida Fehr (1943-1944), Inez Abbott (1944-1948), Rosa Johnson (1945-1946), Ruby Gray (1946-1973), Dorothy Allen (1947-1948), Doreen Alvis (1948-1950), Harry Reimer (1948-1949), Don Eby (1949-1950), Gladys Bell (1950-1952), William Cook (1950-1952), Richard Paine (1952-1954), Leonard Harvey Goldsborough (1953-1956), Margaret Pollock (1954-1957), Robert Hobbs (1956-1957), Lillian Hirst (1957-1958), Dorothy Irene Madill Hudson (1957-1960, 1962-1963), Shirley Knight (1958-1959), Mr. Urquhart (1959), Bev Robertson (1960), Mrs. B. Linton (1960), Myrtle Refvik (1960-1961), Jim Refvik (1960-1961), Joan McIntosh (1961-1965, 1966-1989), Bernard Stobbe (1962), G. Scott (1962), John W. Gross (1962-1963), Bev Robertson (1962), Hardy Velie (1963-1966), Bev Stow (1963), Mary Hanischuk (1964-1966), Dave Friesen (1964-1966), Ramsay Gopaul (1964-1966), Harry Thiessen (1966), Natalie Watt (1966-1974), Margaret Atkins (1973-1976), Carrol Bruce (1974-1995), Doreen Ferris (1976-1977), Georgina McCullough (1977-1988), Lillian Middleton (1995-1996), Colleen Wareham (1996-1997), Alice Elias (1997-2000), Joanne Mont (1997-2000), Coreen Hart (2000-2002), Karen Friesen Dyck (2000-2003), Megan Pollard (2002-2004), Sherry Zacharias (2002-2003, 2005-2008), Lisa Pinkerton Baschuk (2003-2010), Pat Hamm (2004-2005), and Theresa Knox (2010).

Photos & Maps

Graysville School

Graysville School (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 127.

Graysville School

Graysville School (1920s)
Source: Laura Matychuk

Graysville School and teacherage

Graysville School and teacherage (1920s)
Source: Laura Matychuk

Graysville School

Graysville School (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Plaque that was once displayed inside Graysville School for former students killed during the Second World War

Plaque that was once displayed inside Graysville School for former students killed during the Second World War (2011)
Source: Ethel Hook

Site Location (lat/long): N49.50750, W98.15819
denoted by symbol on the map above

Second World War Casualities

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Herbert Allan Baker

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

?

29 January 1944

Frederick Colin “Fred” Duncan

49th Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer

c1917

28 February 1943

Joseph William “Joe” Fuller

10th Armoured Regiment, Fort Garry Horse

Trooper

c1917

9 June 1944

Harold John Glenn

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders

Private

?

19 August 1942

Robert James “Jim” Kee

61st Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer

c1922

3 January 1943

Glen Mathew Kennedy

Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders

Private

c1922

29 July 1944

Robert James “Bob” McIntyre

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

c1923

15 September 1946

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.

Graysville: A Manitoba School and its Community, compiled by edited by the Graysville School Reunion Planning Committee, June 2011.

For the names of First World War casualities from Manitoba who do not appear on any physical monument in the province, see the Manitoba Historical Society War Memorial. If you know of a name that is omitted from this list, please contact the MHS War Memorial Researcher Darryl Toews (darryl@mhs.mb.ca).

Soldiers of the First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada.

Financial support for research reported on this page was provided by the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program (2015-2016).

We thank Ethel Hook, Nedra and Bob Burnett, and Laura Matychuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 April 2018

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