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Historic Sites of Manitoba: MacGregor School No. 240 (Fox Street, MacGregor, Municipality of North Norfolk)

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Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A monument, situated in front of the present MacGregor Elementary School, commemorates MacGregor School, formally established in September 1883 with a building erected at NW33-11-10W in 1886. It was replaced by a structure designed by Winnipeg architect H. S. Griffith, and constructed around 1903.

The original school bell sits atop the monument. As of 1 January 1965, it became part of MacGregor Consolidated School No. 2434, along with several schools in the vicinity, including Beaver Creek School No. 103, Birmingham School No. 2086, Chipping Hill School No. 488, Emmeline School No. 683, Image Creek School No. 712, Macaulay School No. 1159, Path Head School No. 675, Southend School No. 1158, and Squirrel Creek School No. 76.

Principals

Period

Principal

1898-1899

Benjamin Jones Hales (1868-1945)

1899-1900

?

1900-1903

Archibald L. McLean

1903-1904

Francis Henry “Frank” Belton (1869-1936)

1904-1908

William Moore (1872-1956)

1908-1909

Douglas Leader Durkin (1884-1967)

1909-1910

R. A. Downey

1910-1912

?

1912-1913

Alfred James Struthers (c1890-?)

1913-1915

John Cunningham Anderson (1862-1929)

1915-1916

Walter Gard Jose (1878-1948)

1916-1917

William Skidmore (c1885-?)

1917-1919

Alfred James Struthers (c1890-?)

1919-1920

M. E. MacGregor

1920-1931

Winfred Elmore Marsh (1872-1932)

1931-1934

F. Ivy Parr

1934-1935

Charles K. Gorrie

1935-1936

Robert Cameron Mulligan (1889-1976)

1936-1940

Wesley Sterling McGill (1904-1986)

1940-1942

J. E. Morison

1942-1948

Leopold Raymond Labossiere (1913-1969)

1948-1951

Vivian Clarkson “Clark” Hardy (1897-1982)

1951-1952

T. D. M. McKie

1952-1956

Norman Ernest Wright (1906-1957)

1956-1957

G. Bergen

1957-1958

K. Stanway

1958-1959

M. Desrosiers

1959-1960

Helen J. Hampton

1960-1961

Gordon Alexander Henderson (1920-1993)

1961-1963

G. E. Raymer

1963-1965

Helen J. Hampton

1965-1966

C. J. Bender

1966-1968

H. Schroeder

1968-1973

S. Konopski

c1975-c1983

David Edwin “Dave” Simpkin (?-1987)

Teachers

Among the teachers at MacGregor School were Wilfrid B. “Wilf” Book (1938-?), Agnes S. Crickard (1953), John Alfred Hammond, and William J. Grant (c1896).

Photos & Maps

Postcard view of MacGregor School

Postcard view of MacGregor School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 85.

MacGregor School

MacGregor School (July 1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - MacGregor 1.

MacGregor School commemorative monument

MacGregor School commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.96901, W98.78138
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

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.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2018

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