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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Minto School No. 1174 (Minto, Municipality of Grassland)

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The Minto School District was established formally at Minto, in what is now the Municipality of Grassland, in July 1901, becoming Minto Consolidated School in 1962. The present red-brick school building dates from 1928, replacing an earlier two-storey building that was destroyed by fire on 9 March 1928. The bell from the original Minto School is contained a monument nearby, at N49.40680, W100.02314, as a donation from the Minto and District Historical Society.

Principals

Period

Principal

1912-1914

Emma Laura Suttis (1881-1971)

1914-1915

William John Gordon Scott (1885-1953)

1915-1916

Emma Laura Suttis (1881-1971)

1916-1919

Nellie Rogers

1919-1921

Angus McNevin (1862-1923)

1921-1924

Alice Myrtle Jennings (1894-1964)

1924-1925

F. H. Anderson

1925-1926

Lillian Margaret Vanstone “Lillie” Marshall (1905-1953)

1926-1929

Mary Hazel Dunseith (1900-1983)

1929-1931

Amy Smith

1931-1936

Janet L. Rourke

1936-1937

Margaret C. Martin

1937-1938

William T. Kelley

1938-1944

Janet Louisa May More (1896-1986)

1944-1945

A. Pearl White

1945-1946

Emma Idea Scheibe Gilchrist (1917-2004)

1946-1948

Elizabeth Johannonna Penner (?-?)

1948-1952

?

1952-1953

Jack A. Smith

1953-1958

Henry R. Schellenberg (?-?)

1958-1959

Jacob “Jack” Isaak (1921-2004)

?-?

Kathleen Elizabeth Chambers Armstrong (1919-2014)

Teachers

Among the other teachers of Minto School were Charles Scarrow (1902), Miss Minnie Burke (1905), Miss Mary Patrick (1906-1907), Miss Ethel Kinley (1907-1908), Miss Hazel M. Hunt (1909), Miss Bertha Keddie (1912-1918), Miss Irene Halliday (1919-1920), Miss Kathlyne Jones (1920-1923), Miss Florence Hammond (1924-1926), Miss Elva Rollins, Alex Smith, Cam Couling, Miss Jean Rourke, Jim Coughlan, Miss Jean Armstrong, Miss Ethel Rogers, Miss Alice McCuaig, Miss Ethel Sproule, Miss Elaine Leamen, Miss Helena Gould, Miss Reeves, Miss Pat Herron, Miss H. Burchell, Miss Lacey, Miss Allison Wilson, Miss Margaret Hunter, Miss Finnen, Miss Ruby Young, Miss Kay Middleton, Miss Jean Kerr, Mrs. Lillian Munro, Miss Gwen Clarke, Miss Emily Martin, Miss Mary McDougall, Mrs. Beth Armstrong, Mrs. Gwen Martens, Mrs. Jean Young, Miss Karen McNeill, and Sara Elizabeth Buchanan.

Photos & Coordinates

Postcard view of the original wood frame, two-storey Minto School

Postcard view of the original wood frame, two-storey Minto School (1920s) by C. I. Meyers
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0051

Minto School

Minto School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 71.

Minto School

Minto School (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Minto School bell monument

Minto School bell monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.40708, W100.02531
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

Minto Memoirs: 1881-1979 by Minto and District Historical Society, 1979, pages 34-35.

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.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2022

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