Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lake Max School No. 1239 (Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)
A monument in the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton commemorates Lake Max School District, which was established in a building on the southeast quarter of 12-2-21 west of the Principal Meridian, in May 1903. The school closed in January 1968 and the building was renovated into a private residence that has been mistakenly identified as the former Croll School No. 1929.
Among the teachers of Lake Max School were Mr. E. H. Black (1904-1906), Miss Stedman (1906), Miss Switzer (1907), Miss Connors (1907-1908), Miss MacLean (1908-1909), Miss Winnie Mayse (1909-1910), Ralph Mayse (1910-1911), Miss Katie Kilpatrick (1912), Miss McIntyre (1912-1913), Miss Mamie Fairburn (1913-1914), Miss May (1915), Miss McCracken (1915-1916), Miss Riter (1916), Miss Jessie Wood (1917), Miss Miner (1917), Miss Ansley (1918), Miss Eva Sutherland (1918-1919), Miss Esther Rutherford (1919-1921), Miss Douse (1921-1922), Miss Ruth Bates (1922-1923), Miss Rita Morrison (1923-1925), Miss Mildred Hammond (1925-1927), Miss Margarita McKay (1927-1928), Miss Edna Bennett (1928-1930), Miss Alice Jane Hutton (1930-1933, 1934-1937), Miss Dorothy Baskerville (1933), Miss Louisa Moncur (1937-1939), Miss Eileen Olive Bryant (1939-1944), Miss Ethel Sophie Waiser (1944-1945), Miss Geraldine McMunn (1945-1946), Miss Mary Louise Dousellaire (1946-1947), Miss Gladys Edith Snyder (1947-1948), Miss Isabel Alice Challborn (1948-1949), George Ivan McBurney (1949-1950), Miss Grace Eleanor Galloway (1950-1952), Charles Buck (1952-1953), Miss Constance May “Connie” Davidson (1953-1955), Miss Wynnefred Vada “Wynne” Hastings (1955-1956), Michael Storoschuk (1956-1958), Miss Margaret R. Cummings (1958-1960), Miss Joyce Morrison (1960), Joyce Arlene Ward (1960), Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Edwards (1961), Mrs. Eva Annie Gouldie (1961-1963), Baldwin P. Berg (1963-1965), Miss Phyllis Rebecca Pogson (1965-1966), and Mrs. Elsie Maude Maxwell (1966-1968).
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.
Beckoning Hills Revisited: Ours is a Goodly Heritage, Morton-Boissevain, 1881-1981 by Boissevain History Committee, c1981, pages 164-166.
Manitoba School Records Collection, Lake Max School District No. 1239 Daily Registers, GR4072, Archives of Manitoba.
We thank Teyana Neufeld for providing additional information used here.
Page revised: 16 January 2017
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