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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lauder School No. 779 (Lauder, Municipality of Grassland)

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The Lauder School District was established formally in May 1893 and a one-room, wood frame schoolhouse operated in the village of Lauder in what is now the Municipality of Grassland. In 1912, the original building was replaced by a brick structure and the wooden school was used as a community hall. In April 1920, it was consolidated with Grand Pre School No. 714 to form Lauder Consolidated No. 779. At the time of a 2011 site visit, the first wood school and the second brick school were both standing at the site, but the older building was demolished in early 2015.

Principals

Period

Principal

1907-1909

T. N. Blakely

1910

W. G. McIntyre

1910

A. G. McIntyre

1910-1911

Alberta Logan

1911

A. E. Ross

1912-1913

Leslie E. Grace

1913-1915

George Andrew Duncan (1890-1975)

1915-1917

William James Rodgers (1891-1970)

1917-1918

Isabel Brandon

1918-1919

Inez A. Hill

1919-1920

Gladys H. Hines

1920-1921

F. A. Ross

1921-1923

Janet Louisa May More (1896-1986)

1923-1924

Gladys H. Hines

1924-1926

Annie Alice Stewart

1926-1928

Robert McIlroy Cross (?-1984)

1928-1929

Elsie K. Gardner

1929-1937

Joseph Edwin Murphy (1897-1973)

1937-1944

Eldred George Miller (1906-1995)

1944-1945

Beulah Beryl McNevin (1896-1963)

1945

Elizabeth Johannovna Penner

1946

Gerald Leslie Wilson

1946-1947

Joan Frances Pettipher

1947-1949

George William Leonard

1949-1950

Frank Donald Dobyns

1950-1953

William Charles Talman

1953-1956

Ivan McBurney

1956-1971

Leo Joseph Peloquin (1934-2011)

1971-1972

Francis William North

Teachers

Among the other teachers of Lauder School were Miss Belle Hunter (1893-1894), Clarence C. Stewart (1895), Mr. Belton (1896), Mr. W. J. Anderson (1897), Miss Agnes Brown (1899-1901), Mr. Nicol (1902), Miss Graham (1904), Mr. T. N. Blakely (1905-1906), Miss M. Affleck (1907), Miss B. Maude Bradshaw (1907-1908), Annie Edith Morrow (1908-1912), C. M. Wilson (1912-1913), Olive V. Falconer (1914), Miss G. E. Bride (1914-1915), Miss Olive McRobert (1915-1918), Maisie L. Seebach (1917-1918), Evelyn A. Fisher, Janet L. More (1920-1921), Jean E. Morrison (1921-1922), Alice M. Jordan (1922-1925), M. M. Stewart (1925), Jessie M. Morrison (1926), Florence Fahey (1927-1928), Teressa M. Johnson (1926-1945), Kathleen Chapman (1928-1935), M. McRorie (1934-1935), Stella Annie Douglas (1935-1937), Christina Fraser (1945), Frances Annie Chandler (1946), Clara Alma Beswitherick (1946-1947), Harry Ladobruk (1947-1949), Freda Couling (1949-1950), Sonia Popowich (1950-1952), Irene C. F. Patterson (1952), Laurence Robert Ratcliffe (1953), Martha Myrtle Dennison (1953-1971), Janice Roberta More (1971-1972).

Photos & Maps

Lauder School

The original Lauder School (circa 1908) by Winnipeg Photo Company
Source: The Rise and Fall of a Prairie Town, A History of Lauder by Gordon G. Phillips.

Lauder School

The original Lauder School, later used as a community hall, demolished in early 2015 (1975)
Source: The Rise and Fall of a Prairie Town, A History of Lauder by Gordon G. Phillips.

Lauder School

Postcard view of Lauder School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0079

Lauder School

Lauder School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 125.

Lauder School

Lauder School (July 1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Lauder 5.

Lauder School

The former Lauder School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 203.

Lauder School

The former Lauder School building (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.39068, W100.67467
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

The Rise and Fall of a Prairie Town, A History of Lauder by Gordon G. Phillips, 1970s.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 January 2017

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