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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mowat School No. 1232 (RM of Mossey River)

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The Mowat School District was organized formally in April 1903 and a one-room, wood frame building was erected the next year at SW7-29-18W in the Rural Municipality of Mossey River. A larger schoolhouse replaced the original one sometime in the 1920s. It was destroyed by fire in January 1951 and was replaced later that fall. The district joined the Dauphin-Ochre River school area in 1967 and closed in June 1968, with remaining students bused to Dauphin. The building is no longer present at the site, having been moved to the village of Sifton in 1969 and used for a short time as a pool hall, after which it was vacant. A sign commemorates the school at its former site.

Principals

Period

Principal

1920-1922

Mr. Fines

1922-1923

Anna Terry

1923-1926

Dwight John Adolphus Dahlgren (1901-1992)

1926

Louis Gendron

1926-1927

William Fogel

1927-1928

Norman Ernest Wright (1906-1957)

1928-1929

David Kidd

1929-1930

Muriel Amelia Robertson Redpath (1906-1984)

1930

Bill Davidson

1930-1931

William John Schultz (1899-1988)

Teachers

George Basham (1904-1905), Miss Hill (1905), Mr. Barrett (1905), Bob Frame (1905-1906), F. H. Whole (1906-1908), Mrs. Emma Rice (1908-1910), Miss Marcroft (1910-1911), Alvin Swanton (1911-1912), James “Jim” Lintick (1913-1915), Grace Beach (1916-1917), John Mayne (1917-1918), Miss Kenner (1918), Fred Jarvis (1919-1920), Mr. Pepper (1920-1922), Rita Breakey (1922-1923, 1926-1927), Clarence David “Casey” Voigt (1923-1926), Ethel Whitney (1927-1929), Emma Serbin (1929), Mary Reid (1930-1931), Edith Watson (1932-1933), Anna Campbell (1934), Evelyn Davidson (1934-1939), Elsie Burton (1939-1942), Mrs. Mary Shannon (1942), Mrs. Ruth Galbraith (1943-1944), Mrs. Alice Drebnisky (1945), Nick Stokotelny (1946), Mrs. Garlinsky (1947-1948), Mrs. Muriel Waters (1949-1950), Wally Homeniuk (1950-1951), Rose Berezowicki (1951), Mrs. Beulah Waldack (1952-1954), Jean Zaplitney (1954-1955), Stella Orisko (1955-1957), Betty Fleming (1957-1959), Barry Knight (1959-1960), and Mrs. Ethel Stanley (1960-1968).

Photos & Maps

Mowat School

The second Mowat School building (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 81.

Mowat School

Mowat School sign (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.46320, W100.01725
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mossey River Schools Monument (Fork River, RM of Mossey River)

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.

Pioneers of the Mowat School District No. 1232, 1904-1968 [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.M73 P10, circa 1968]

Memoirs “From the Past”: Rural Municipality of Mossey River, Mossey River History Book Committee, 1999. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.M69 Mem]

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2017

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