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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mellonville School No. 2059 (RM of Alonsa)

The Mellonville School District was organized formally in March 1921 in response to a petition from local residents. A wood-frame, one-room schoolhouse was erected at this site in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa and classes began on 3 October 1921 with teacher Clara Sanderson. It was transferred from the Westbourne School District to that of Alonsa in May 1938. School amalgamation during the 1960s led to its closure on 30 June 1965. The school building was destroyed by fire on 3 September 1972. It is commemorated by a monument at the site, erected on 12 August 2000, that lists some of the students and teachers of the school.

The teachers of Mellonville School included Miss Winnifred Button (1926-1929), Mabel Harvey Carr (1931-1934), Dorothy Sellman (1942-1943), Margaret E. Warnock Clark (1944-1945), Anthony J. Kozachenko (1947-1948), Nicholas Kristalovich (1951-1952), Walter Shurraw (1952-1953), Walter Kopytko (1953-1954), John Krunek (1955-1956), John Chubey (1956-1957), Dona Krawetz (1958-1959), Bob Duchominsky (1959-1962), and Beth M. Armit (1962-1963).

Mellonville School

Mellonville School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 86.

Mellonville School commemorative monument

Mellonville School commemorative monument (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.80143, W99.10806
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Rainbow's End: Kinosota - Alonsa District, Alonsa Book Committee, 1985, Manitoba Legislative Library F5648.A46.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 December 2019

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