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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Justice Consolidated School No. 696 (Justice, RM of Elton)

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The Justice Consolidated School District, centred in the village of Justice in the Rural Municipality of Elton, became one of the first participants in the consolidation movement of the early 20th century. It brought students from several surrounding rural schools, including Aikenside School No. 157, Nelles School No. 696, and Young School No. 352, to a new building (erected in 1912 on a design by Winnipeg architect W. W. Blair) to one central location. Through the years, as other rural schools closed, it drew students from Campbell School No. 186, Elton School No. 131, Gourlay School No. 695, Matheson School No. 1062, and Orange Hall School No. 1069. Justice School closed in June 1967 and its area became part of the Elton Municipal School District No. 2360.

Principals

Period

Principal

1923-1924

Henrietta Beveridge Herkes (1899-?)

1924-1926

Mary Marguerite Rodger “Marge” Andrews (1901-1955)

1926-1927

Weston Sweet (1899-1994)

1927-1929

Myrtle Christina Evans Witherspoon (1906-1998)

1929-1930

Willa Griggs

1930-1931

Margaret E. Wheaton

1931-1933

Marie Evans

1933-1934

Helen McLennan

1934-1936

James Edwin Scarrow (1902-1982)

1936-1937

Monica Anderson

1937-1938

Charlotte Finlay

1938-1939

John Archibald “Archie” Carmichael (1916-2001)

1939-1940

Erick Bjarnson

1940-1941

Hugh Johnson

1941-1942

Doreen Handel

1942-1943

Ann Belcher

1943-1945

Jonathan Hughes Arnett (1879-1953)

1945-1946

Robert B. Connor

1946-1948

Dorothy E. Frost

1948-1949

Marion Terry

1949-1951

Alex Robson

1951-1952

Mrs. Dorothy Cox

1952-1957

Margaret Amelia Creighton (1911-1979)

1957-1958

Stanley A. Livingston

1958-1960

Allan H. Badgley

1960-1961

Margaret Amelia Creighton (1911-1979)

Teachers

Among the other teachers of Justice School were Agnes Davidson (1913), Evelyn Pentland (1913-1914), Annie Andrews (1913-1915), Nellie Holden (1914-1916), B. McNevin (1915-1916), J. Duilan (1916-1917), Annie Falconer (1916-1919), Alice Bisset (1917-1918), Gladys Christie (1918-1919), Jean Brown (1919-1920), Gladys Pearson (1919-1920), W. I. Stewart (1919-1921), D. McDonald (1919-1920), Mildred Thornton (1920-1923), Olive Falconer (1921-1922), W. Logan (1922-1923), Marjory Davis (1922-1923), R. Slauson (1922-1923), A. Emerson (1923-1924), Margaret Elliott (1923-1925, 1926-1927), Marjorie Hogarth (1925-1926), Dianne Lucow (1927-1928), Ruby Magee (1928-1929), Kay Kellar (1929-1930), Helen McLennan (1930-1933), Doris Moore (1933-1934), Margaret Sutherland (1934-1935), Ruby Black (1934-1935), Edna Elder (1935-1937), Helen Brownell (1937-1940), Verna Hughes (1940-1941), Gwen Waring (1941-1942), Jean Justice (1942-1943), Phyllis Hill (1943-1945), Merle Westbrook (1945-1946), Donna Douglas (1946-1948), Eileen Wray (1948-1949), Muriel Hunter (1949-1951), Sam Sigardson (1951-1952), Florence Chambers (1951-1953), Dorothy Cox (1959-1960), Elaine Kolke (1953-1956), Hazel Adams (1956-1957), Janie Crossen (1957-1958), Marion Badgley (1958-1959), Elaine Bollman (1958-1961), A. W. Parils (1960-1961), Adelaide Feil (1961-1963), Jean Witter (1962-1967), Lorna Richardson (1963-1964), Glenda Holmes (1964-1965), and Carol Armstrong (1965-1967).

Photos & Maps

The original Justice School

The original Justice School (circa 1911)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspector Photos GR2664, C65.

Justice School

Justice School (no date) by A. J. Hatcher
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 110.

A homecoming celebration was held when the school closed in 1967

A homecoming celebration was held when the school closed in 1967 (July 1967)
Source: Homesteaders and Homemakers: A History of Elton Municipality in its First Century by Elton Historical Committee, 1973. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.E48 Hom]

The former Justice School building

The former Justice School building (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.99748, W99.79699
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Tenders, Manitoba Free Press, 5 August 1911, page 3.

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

Homesteaders and Homemakers: A History of Elton Municipality in its First Century by Elton Historical Committee, 1973. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.E48 Hom]

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.

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

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 December 2017

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