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Historic Sites of Manitoba: McFadden School No. 774 (Municipality of Pembina)

The McFadden School District was established in May 1893 and a building was erected on the northeast quarter of 24-4-8 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Municipality of Pembina. The school closed and the district was dissolved in 1962. Its catchment area was divided between the Manitou Consolidated School District No. 314, Miami Consolidated School District No. 74, and Altamont Consolidated School District No. 115. A commemorative sign is at the former school site.

Among the teachers of McFadden School were Lola Ethel McDowell (1934-1936), Lyla Mary Owens (1937-1938), Henry Henry Goossen (1938), Dorothy Mae Kester (1940-1941), Joan Edna Baird (1942), Gwendolyn Ruth Armstrong (1943), Norma Grace Johnston (1943-1944), Mrs. Minnie Jean Gliddon (1944-1947), Marge Redpath (1953-1954), Margery Elizabeth Clayton (1954), Marjorie Rasmussen Kendall (1956-1957), Viola Mary Voth (1958-1959), Elfrieda Hildebrand (1959-1960), Brenda Marion Smith (1960-1961), and Marjorie May Setter (1962).

McFadden School

McFadden School (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 124.

McFadden School commemorative sign

McFadden School commemorative sign (April 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.31803, W98.43130
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Manitoba School Records Collection (GR5330), McFadden School District No. 774 Daily Registers, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Marjorie Kendall for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 February 2021

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