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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hargrave School No. 482 (Hargrave, RM of Wallace)

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The Hargrave School District was formally established in November 1886 but the present one-storey brick school building, in the village of Hargrave in the Rural Municipality of Wallace, dates from 1909. The school closed in January 1969 and its remaining students went to Virden Consolidated School No. 144. The building appears to be in use as a community centre.

Principals

Period

Principal

1930-1931

Edith M. Houston

1931-1932

Miss F. B. Sharman

1932-1933

Miss Wilma F. Carson

1933-1935

William John Schultz (1899-1988)

1935-1936

Arthur William Sankey (1911-1970)

1936-1937

John K. Friesen

1937

John Buhr

1938-1939

Ralph Ernest Mayes (1891-1969)

1939-1941

Mary B. Currie

1941-1942

Marie Heuchert

1942-1943

Alice R. Garlick

1943-1945

Thelma K. Meadows

1945-1946

Nora Fraser

1946-1947

Norma Chapple

Teachers

 

Teachers

Grades 1-8

Fred Crossman (1887), Miss Minnie Montgomery (1896), William Shepherd (1900), Miss Pentland (1904), Miss Roberts (1905), Miss McFarlane (1906), Olive Fergusson (1907), Mr. Abraham (1908), Eva McRae (1909), Miss Ghand (1910), Miss A. K. Graham (1911-1912), Miss B. Norris (1912), Mr. S. Abrohover (1912), Miss Clifford (1912), Miss M. B. Milburn (1914-1915), J. J. Cripps (1915-1917), Miss Gertrude McDonald (1917), Miss Mae MacFarlane (1917-1918), Miss Caroline Welling (1918-1919), Miss Ida Story (1919-1920), Miss K. Murdock (1920), Miss Sutherland (1920), Miss Lavinia Williams (1921), Mrs. Gertrude Reid (1921), Miss Minnie Pommer (1921-1922), Miss Bridgett (1921-1922, substitute), Miss Nettie Palmer (1922-1925), Miss F. Annie Day (1925-1927), Mr. Robertson (1925-1927, substitute), Miss Evelyn Odell (1925-1927, substitute), Miss Elsie Neighbour (1927-1929), Miss Chisholm (1929-1932), Miss Catherine Bray (1932-1934), Miss Marion Solly (1934-1935), Miss Margaret Kirton (1935-1936), Clarence Warren (1936-1939), Miss Wilma Tully (1939), Miss A. L. Armson (1939), Miss Dora Dick (1940-1941), Miss Henderson (1941-1942), Miss Thelma Meadows (1942-1943), Mrs. Johnston (1943-1944), Miss Carrie Dalgliesh (1944-1945), Miss Helen Smith (1945-1947), Mrs. Beryl Jackson (1947-1951), Mrs. Doreen Sharratt (1952-1953), Mrs. C. Russell (1952-1953, substitute), Miss Edith Stefan (1952-1953, substitute), Mrs. Louise Baillie (1953-1955), Miss Clara Beswitherick (1955-1956), Mrs. Leone Dixon (1956-1963), Mrs. Lois M. Mitchell (1963-1965), Miss Del M. McBain (1965-1966), Mrs. Diana Rae (1966-1968)

Intermediate Room

Stanley Sokalski (1953-1955, grades 5-9), Marjory M. Cole (1955-1956, grades 5-10), Georgina Hill (1956-1958, grades 5-10), Gordon McCurdy (1958-1959, grades 5-9), Elmer “Buddy” Myers (1959-1961, grades 5-8), Mrs. Josie Clara Graham (1961-1963, grades 5-8), Mrs. Meryleen Lane (1963-165, grades 5-8), Mrs. Dorothy Paul (1965-1967, grades 5-8), and Mrs. Margaret Bowles (1967-1968, grades 5-8)

Among the other teachers of Hargrave School was Ronald L. Chalmers (1948-1950).

Photos & Maps

Hargrave School

Hargrave School (circa 1910)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Hargrave - School 1.

Hargrave School

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

Hargrave School

Hargrave School (1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Hargrave 7.

Hargrave School

The former Hargrave School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1412.

Hargrave School

The former Hargrave School building (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.91565, W101.07971
denoted by symbol on the map above

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.

Binding Our Districts by History Book Committee, 1989. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5648.H374 Bin]

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2017

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