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Historic Sites of Manitoba: McCreary School No. 1348 (McCreary, Municipality of McCreary)

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

The Rosamond School District was established formally in May 1905 and a two-storey, four-classroom school building was erected in McCreary, at the time a part of the Rural Municipality of McCreary. In 1936, it became McCreary Municipal School No. 1348 and, in 1959, McCreary Consolidated School No. 1348. It later became part of the Turtle River School Division.

The school building is no longer present at the site. However, the old school bell (restored in 1987) tops a stone monument that was unveiled at the site on 31 July 1994, along with a plaque listing other rural schools that operated in the McCreary region:

School

Period of Operation

Location(s)

Armstrong School No. 1833

1916-1967

SW21-20-13W

Bower School No. 1860

1917-1964

NE28-20-14W

Bracken School No. 2099

1922-1965

SE33-21-15W

Budka School No. 1717

1914-1956

SE34-19-13W

Canadaville School No. 836

1895-1921

NE17-21-15W

Canal School No. 1718

1913-1960

SE12-21-15W

Glencairn School No. 1149

1901-1966

NW23-19-14W

Glenhope School No. 1861

1917-1940

SE8-21-13W

Marshall School No. 2013

1919-1933

NW31-21-13W

Mountain Eve School No. 1152

1899-1962

SW27-20-15W

Norgate School No. 807

1898-1966

NE34-20-15W and SE3-20-15W

Reeve School No. 2325

1941-1962

SE24-20-15W

Royal Oak School No. 1354

1905-1959

SW18-21-16W

Sunrise School No. 1926

1918-1962

NE29-21-14W

Turtle Plains School No. 1568

1911-1964

SW6-20-14W

Principals

Period

Principal

1919-1923

Robert Cameron Mulligan (1889-1976)

1923-1925

Harvey Richard Brown (1895-1962)

1925-1926

George G. Perry

1926-1931

David Smith Tod (1870-1937)

1931-1935

Earl Duncan McKellar (1902-1984)

1935-1953

William Meldrum (1884-1959)

1953-1956

Harry Piniuta (1910-1990)

1956-1958

William Meldrum (1884-1959)

1958-1959

R. E. Lavack

1959-1960

H. F. Neable

1960-1961

John Peter Tutkaluke

1961-1962

A. H. Butler

1962-1963

George Papas

1963-1964

Oliver Glen Olmstead (?-1997)

1964-1966

L. P. Huska

1966-1973

C. Desrosiers

?-?

Garry Henry Doyle (1934-2014)

1980-1985

Bernhard Wiens

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1980-1981

Elizabeth Armstrong, Pat Blake, Floyd Clark, Olga Code, Garry Doyle, Edith Guillas, David Katesma, Sidney Keele, Irene Ketsman, Joanne Klym, Richard Lisowski, Viola Marciski, Bruce Menzies, Linda Paterson, Stewart Paterson, Susan Shineton, Edward Tichon

1981-1982

?

1982-1983

Elizabeth Armstrong, Pearl Blair, Pat Blake, Floyd Clark, Ken Corley, Garry Doyle, Kathy Glenesk, Edith Guillas, Sidney Keele, Joanne Klym, Richard Lisowski, Patricia MacKenzie, Viola Marciski, Bruce Menzies, Annette Mowat, Stewart Paterson, Susan Shineton, Edward Tichon

1983-1984

?

1984-1985

Elizabeth Armstrong, Nancy Armstrong, Patsy Blake, Floyd Clark, Garry Doyle, Edith Guillas, Kim Krymak, Sidney Keele, Joanne Klym, Richard Lisowski, Patricia MacKenzie, Viola Marciska, Bruce Menzies, Stewart Paterson, Kyllikki Ruus, Susan Shineton, Edward Tichon

Among the other teachers of McCreary School were Irene Bell (1938), Elizabeth Telford (1938), Violet Edwards (1938), J. F. Ennis (1938), W. A. Toews, and Harvey L. Walker.

Photos & Maps

Rosamond School

Rosamond School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 102.

McCreary Schools commemorative monument

McCreary Schools commemorative monument (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.77291, W99.49713
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: McCreery School No. 797 (Municipality of Norfolk-Treherne)

Sources:

“The local round,” Dauphin Herald, 20 October 1938, page 9.

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.

“Teachers begin year in Turtle River S.D.,” Dauphin Herald, 10 September 1980, page 24.

“Teachers ready in Turtle River,” Dauphin Herald, 1 September 1982, page 18.

“Teachers in Turtle River schools,” Dauphin Herald, 9 October 1984, page 30.

Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques and Manitoba Community Commemorative Plaques, Fiscal Year 1994-1995, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, page 33.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 November 2018

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