Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kirkella School No. 1270 (Kirkella, RM of Wallace)
The Kirkella School District was established in February 1904 and a one-room schoolhouse operated in the village of Kirkella (SE22-12-29W) in the Rural Municipality of Wallace. In June 1965, the school closed. The district was dissolved and its area became part of the Elkhorn Consolidated School District and later the Fort La Bosse School Division. The former school building was sold and was renovated with a new roof and lowered side walls to make a private residence.
The teachers of Kirkella School were Ernest M. Passmore (1904-1905), Mr. R. W. Huston (1905-1906), Herbert S. Cooper (1906-1907), Annie Campbell (1908-1911), Lauretta McEwan (1912-1913), Carrie M. Treffry (1913-1915), Gwendoline Jones (1915), May Borley (1916), Elizabeth C. Wallace (1916), Effie Halliday (1917), Daisy Dennier (1917-1918), Helen Jaffray (1918-1920), W. Markie Pecover (1920-1921), Ione Weaver (1922-1923), Robert Holloway (1923-1924), Otto A. Perlett (1924-1931), Frank I. Tindall (1931-1933), Margaret E. McGilvray (1933-1936), Warda C. Duxbury (1936-1940), Alice I. Dumbleton (1940), Henry B. Bees (1940-1941), Lorine D. McDonald (1941-1943), Adelaid Johnston (1941), Mary E. Gardiner (1941-1944), Margaret L. Frazer (1944-1947), N. Frances Blair (1947-1948), F. Keith Amos (1948-1949), Mary Sobol (1949-1950), Daisy B. Switzer (1950-1952), Clara Beswitherick (1952-1953), Florence Manns (1953-1954), Myrna Sinclair (1954-1955), Lorine Cooledge (1955-1956), Margaret L. Chandler (1956-1958), Jean Fordyce (1958-1962), Margaret Bowles (1962-1965), and Frank I. Tindall.
Miniota West topographic map, 62K/3 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].
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.
Kirkella, Wagon Trails to Hardtop, 1881-1979 by Kirkella History Committee, circa 1979.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 October 2014
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