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Historic Sites of Manitoba: King George School (430 Victoria Avenue East, Brandon)

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The original King George School was built in 1911 on a design by Brandon architect Thomas Sinclair, replacing the former East Ward School. It closed in June 1979 and the building was demolished a few weeks later.

Principals

Period

Principal

1911-1923

Caroline “Carrie” “Parkie” Parkinson (1874-1962)

1923-1926

Arthur G. B. Vale

1926-1928

William Stanley “Bill” Lockhart (1896-1978)

1928-1935

William Arthur Wood (?-1978)

1935-1942

William John Peden (1903-1991)

1942-1958

Henry Theodore Nordin (1905-1983)

1958-1966

?

1966-1973

Edward Tierney Cantwell (1916-1985)

1973-1974

Arnold T. Hersak

1974-1979

?

Teachers (partial list)

School Year

Teachers

1911-1912

Miss Gertrude Shea, Miss B. McLaurin, Miss A. McManen

1912-1913

Miss Connell (grade 1 Sr), Miss Curtis (grade 5), Mrs. Duncan (grade 4), Miss Murray (grade 5 Jr), Miss Watson (grade 3)

1913-1930

?

1930-1931

Pauline Cowie, Irene Drysdale, Helen Jaffray, Laura McRae, Elma Milburn, Ethel Miller, Amy Robertson, Marjorie Wellwood

1931-1932

Emerson Christilaw, A. Pauline Cowie, Irene Drysdale, Laura McRae, Elma A. Milburn, Ethel P. Miller, Amy Robertson, Marjorie E. Wellwood

1932-1933

A. Pauline Cowie, Irene Drysdale, Laura McRae, Elma A. Milburn, Ethel P. Miller, James P. Moore, Amy W. Robertson

1933-1934

?

1934-1935

Miss Gwen M. Boyes, Miss Pauline Cowie, Miss Laura McRae, James P. Moore, Miss Amy W. Robertson, Miss Marjorie E. Wellwood

1935-1936

Miss Gwen M. Boyes, Miss Pauline Cowie, Miss Jean L. Morrison (exchange teacher), Miss Amy W. Robertson, Miss Alexandrina Walker, Miss Marjorie E. Wellwood

1936-1937

Gwen M. Boyes, Ivy Cleminshaw (exchange teacher), A. Pauline Cowie, Amy W. Robertson, Alexandrina Walker, Miss Marjorie E. Wellwood

1937-1938

Miss Gwen Boyes, Miss Evelyn Fisher, Miss Ruby Magee, Miss Laura McRae, Miss Amy Robertson, Miss Doris Ward

1938-1939

Miss Gwen Boyes, Miss W. Hunt, Miss Ruby Magee, Miss Laura McRae, Miss Margaret Thompson, Miss Doris Ward

1939-1940

Miss Winnifred Hunt, Murray Leybourne, Miss Laura McRae, Miss Amy Robertson, Miss Margaret Thompson, Miss Doris Ward

1940-1941

Miss Beryl Calender, Miss Doris Fraser, Murray Leybourne, Miss Laura McRae, Miss Margaret Thompson, Miss Doris Ward

1941-1942

A. Beryl Callander, Doris Fraser, Laura McRae, Mary O’Sullivan, Miss Constance Spratt

1942-1943

Miss Margaret E. Braund, Miss Marguerite Cowan, Miss Murial Lamont, Miss Alma Skeoch, Miss Constance Spratt

1943-1944

Miss Margaret E. Braund, Iowna Campbell, Miss Marguerite Cowan, Thelma Schreiner, Miss Constance Spratt

1944-1954

?

1954-1955

Miss Armstrong (grade 2, wife of Mr. Jessiman), Mrs. Beale (grade 5), Mrs. Jack Lane (grade 1), Miss Thelma Schreiner (grade 4), Hildred Smith (music)

1955-1956

Mrs. Ethel Gladys Sexey (grade 3), Mrs. Beale (grade 5), Mrs. Blackmore (grade 3), Miss Thelma Schreiner (grade 4), Hildred Smith (music)

1956-1957

Miss Charlotte Adams (grade 4, wife of Mr. Brown), Mrs. Beale (grade 5), Miss Thelma Schreiner (grade 4), Hildred Smith (music)

1957-1958

Mrs. Beale (grade 5), Miss Thelma Schreiner (grade 4), Hildred Smith (music), Miss Tallman (grade 5, wife of Mr. Moreland)

1958-1967

?

1967-1968

Mrs. Patricia Briggs (kindergarten), Mrs. Patricia Burden (grade 2), Edward Tierney Cantwell (grade 6), Miss Judith Cowieson (grade 4), Mrs. Grace Hulme (grade 3), Miss Anita Huppe (grade 3), Mrs. Irene Laing (special), Mrs. Ellenore Lane (grade 1), Miss Cecilia Maykut (grade 5), Mrs. Rita Milne (grade 1), Mrs. Lila Rookes (grade 2), Mr. Dennis Smith (grade 5), Mrs. Gloria Jean Warkentin (grade 4), Mrs. Dorothy White (special)

1968-1969

Mrs. Bucklaschuk (kindergarten)

1969-1970

Mrs. Linda Bjarnason (grade 1)

1970-1971

?

1971-1972

Mrs. Elizabeth Rollins (grade 3)

1972-1973

?

1973-1974

Arnold T. Hersak (grade 5)

Among the other teachers of King George School was Lionel T. Glaser.

Photos & Maps

King George School

King George School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 135.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.84195, W99.93274
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: King George School No. 1242 (RM of Rossburn)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: King George Fifth School (261 Youville Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: George V School (265 Grey Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“The city schools will re-open Friday,” Brandon Daily Sun, 31 August 1911, page 1.

“Public schools opened today,” Brandon Daily Sun, 3 September 1912, page 1.

“Have full staff of teachers for public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 1 September 1923, page 1.

“List of teachers public school,” Brandon Daily Sun, 1 September 1930.

“All schools to open Monday for fall term here,” Brandon Daily Sun, 27 August 1931.

“One addition only to city schools staff,” Brandon Daily Sun, 30 August 1932.

“Some changes on teaching staff of public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 31 August 1934.

“Schools to open Tuesday for fall term in city,” Brandon Daily Sun, 31 August 1935.

“Few changes in teaching staff as all schools in city open Monday morning,” Brandon Daily Sun, 29 August 1936.

“Five new teachers on staff of Brandon schools for fall term commencing next week,” Brandon Daily Sun, 27 August 1937.

“Teaching staff public school,” Brandon Daily Sun, 30 August 1938.

“Schools staff public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 2 September 1939.

“Seven changes on teaching staff of the public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 28 September 1940.

“Important changes made in teaching staff for opening schools here Tuesday,” Brandon Daily Sun, 27 August 1941.

“Elementary and junior high schools open tomorrow for fall term after long holidays,” Brandon Daily Sun, 26 August 1942.

“Eleven new teachers on staff as schools prepare to open for fall term commencing Monday,” Brandon Daily Sun, 28 August 1943.

Brandon Elementary Schools, 1867-1979, Canada-Confederation, Brandon School Division, 1967.

We thank Greg Sigurdson, Nathan Kramer, Cathy Nielsen, and Wilma MacMillan for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2019

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