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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grey School No. 1356 (Clanwilliam, RM of Minto-Odanah)

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A monument in Clanwilliam, in the Rural Municipality of Minto, was erected in July 1983 as part of homecoming celebrations, at the former site of Grey School. Formally established in August 1905, a building was erected in 1912 on a design by Winnipeg architect W. W. Blair. The school operated until January 1968. An additional plaque was added to the monument as part of Clanwilliam homecoming celebrations in July 2003. On top of the monument is the original school bell, stored from 1968 to 2000 by the family of Norman McPherson, and installed here in 2000 by former teachers of Grey School.

Principals

Period

Principal

1915-1918

Arthur Herbert Hoole (1889-1991)

1918-1921

Agnes Sherrard Crickard (1891-1965)

1921-1923

Wilfred Inglis Stewart (1898-1964)

1923-1927

G. M. Anderson

1927-1931

William Skidmore (c1885-?)

1931-1933

George Oswald Hinds (1906-1969)

1933-1935

Harold Preston Moffat (1906-1998)

1935-1938

Ernest Lorne Moffat (1899-1982)

1938-1941

Archibald James “Archie” Thom (1907-2000)

1941-1942

Robert Cameron Mulligan (1889-1976)

1942-1945

Enid M. Bygott

1945-1948

John Kastrukoff (1920-2009)

1948-1949

A. O. Purdy

1949-1951

S. L. Theriault

1951-1952

Adam “Ed” Nazarko (1928-1993)

1952-1954

Mrs. J. M. Johnson

1954-1956

Wilfrid Laurier “Laurie” Tomasson (c1920-1998)

1956-1957

George Wesley Denstedt (1896-1979)

1957-1960

Willard Ervin Rife (1890-1970)

1960-1961

J. Grodecki

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Maps

Grey School

Grey School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 103.

Grey School

Grey School monument (July 2014)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Location (lat/long): N50.36267, W99.81369
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Clanwilliam School No. 178 (RM of Minto-Odanah)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Earl Grey School (340 Cockburn Street North, Winnipeg)

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.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 October 2017

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