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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oakleaf School No. 745 (Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne)

The Oakleaf School District was formally established in April 1893, and a school building was erected at NW32-17-14W in what is now the Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne. The building was destroyed by fire in 1959. The replacement operated until April 1967 when its catchment area became part of the Turtle River School Division. The former school building was moved to Kelwood.

The teachers of Oakleaf School were C. L. Barber (1894), M. Grant (1894), Beatrice C. Suttie (1895), Sydney J. S. Pierce (1896-1897), Evelyn McPhail (1896), O. H. Buchanan (1898), C. M. Ferguson (1899-1900), Stephen Windsor (1900), E. W. Frost (1901), Lena R. Bryce (1905-1907), W. J. McIvor (1905-1907), Della Edwards (1908-1910), Annie Groves (1908-1909), Beatrice Parker (1910-1911), Ethel Finch (1911-1912), G. E. Saunby (1913), Ruth Willey (1914), Marion M. Hurst (1914-1915), Effie E. Smith (1914-1916), Hilda G. Gilman (1916-1917), Janet Lees (1918-1919), Edna Bowman (1920), Erna L. Bell (1920), Eileen Elliot, Helga Bjornarson, Helga Jackson, Ruth Young, Melvin McRae, Mabel Winters Hutton, Jeanne Paley, Gertrude Abbott, Thelma W. Warham, Eldera I. M. Sissons, Lillian J. Henry, Enid Wall, Henry Iwacha, Mary Martin, Bill Howard, Isabel Anderson, Margaret Kennedy, Clarice Joyce Dyer, Edward A. Buchel, Loree W. Bastard, T. Van Den Bassche, Gladys Cheethem, W. J. Bessel, Ethel Funk, Orville Strand, Gwendolyn Young, M. Pickering, Audry Isabel Hall, Peter Penner, Jean Kuharski, Marlene Sillen, Viola Lau, Irene Rainkie, Lucy I. Seaman, Merle Forsyth, Mabel I. Henry, and Edward Levandoski.

Oakleaf School

Oakleaf School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 120.

Oakleaf School commemorative monument

Oakleaf School commemorative monument (August 2011)
Source: Allan Drysdale

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.50369, W99.37727
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Tracks of Time: Glenella and Districts by Glenella History Committee, 1990, page 99. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.G65 Tra]

This page was prepared by Allan Drysdale and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 August 2023

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