Historic Sites of Manitoba: Myrtle Consolidated School No. 708 (Myrtle, RM of Roland)

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The Myrtle School District was established formally in Myrtle, in the Rural Municipality of Roland, in May 1892. In August 1919, it became Myrtle Consolidated School No. 708 when it was consolidated with McNab School No. 1032, Queen Centre School No. 1219, and Woodvale School No. 1350. The school closed in January 1968 and was later demolished and replaced by a commemorative monument.





Robert James Mackenzie (1887-1977)


Christopher Stow (1873-1933)


Ruby Lytle


John Henry Hall (1881-1950)


Mabel Cooper


Sidney Irvine “Sears” Mott (1870-1957)


W. F. C. Billyard


John M. Robinson


Emerson Hally Denike (1909-1977)


James A. Unger


Harry Sharpe (c1905-1958)


Bernice A. Smyski


Stella Howelko Dunn (1916-2000)


Jonas Rafnkelsson


William Morrow Ingram (1907-1964)


Donald Berry


Among the other teachers of Myrtle School were Miss Alice Argue (1893), Charles L. Miller, Ethel M. Arnott, and Carolyne Alexandra McBean.

Photos & Coordinates

Myrtle School

Myrtle School (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 112.

Myrtle School

Myrtle School (1968)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Myrtle 1.

Myrtle School commemorative monument

Myrtle School commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Myrtle School commemorative monument

Myrtle School commemorative monument (July 2023)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.35407, W97.83623
denoted by symbol on the map above


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

Obituary [Emerson Heley Denike], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 December 1977, page 86.

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.

Roland & Myrtle Family Histories, Roland 4H, 1990, page 89.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 May 2024

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