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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nelles School No. 696 (RM of Elton)

The Nelles School District was organized in late 1891 and, as of April 1892, a one-room schoolhouse opened at SW13-12-18W in the Rural Municipality of Elton. It operated until the end of 1912 when its district became part of the Justice Consolidated School District. In 1913, the former school building was sold and moved to NW11-12-18W where it became a private residence.

The teachers of Nelles School were D. A. Campbell (1892), Annie I. Pentland (1893-1899), Marion M. Gaetz (1899-1900), Mary Cadman (1901), May Clarke (1902), G. Eugene Makee BA (1903), Eva Underhill (1904), F. C. Brooks (1905), Edna Brandon (1905-1906), Bessie Farmer (1906-1908), Mabel E. Kilfoyle (1909), Irene Fleming (1910-1911), Frances Gillespie (1911-1912).

Nelles School No. 696

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.00503, W99.82001
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Aikenside Monument (RM of Elton)


“The Indian famine fund,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 March 1897, page 4.

Homesteaders and Homemakers: A History of Elton Municipality in its First Century by Elton Historical Committee, 1973. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.E48 Hom]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2021

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