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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oakville School No. 655 (Oakville, RM of Portage la Prairie)

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The bell on top of a monument in front of the present Oakville School came from the preceding school building erected in 1906 that was destroyed by fire in May 1959. That school resulted from the consolidation of several surrounding smaller schools, including Elm River School No. 622, Oakville School No. 655, Fortier School No. 741, Ingleside School No. 831, Beautiful Valley School No. 924, Mill Creek School No. 929, and East Curtis School No. 1187. A monument at the school site was erected in 1970 by the citizens of Oakville and district.

Principals

Period

Principal

1915-1917

Agnes Davidson

1917-1918

George Robert Farrar Prowse (1860-1946)

1918-1923

John Houston

1923-1926

William George Delgaty (1901-?)

1926-1927

Eva Calverley (1895-1988)

1927-1929

Winnifred Dorcas Boughton (1900-?)

1929-1932

Orville Ernest Holmes (1905-1987)

1932-1934

Allan J. Ryckman (1910-1982)

1934-1936

Stanley Corbett Henderson (1910-?)

1936-1939

Thomas A. Farenhurst

1939-1941

James A. Jickling

1941-1942

Benjamin Pope

1942-1945

Austin Alfred Dale (1911-2003)

1945-1955

Arthur Cecil Diehl (1910-1990)

1955-1957

James H. G. Smith

1957-1958

Roy E. Lavack

1958-1959

Jean Paul Guenette

1959-1963

John H. Arnason

1963-1974

Emily Whyte “Ruth” Holliday (1914-2011)

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Maps

Oakville School building erected in 1891 by Portage la Prairie builder and architect James A. MacDonald

Oakville School building erected in 1891 by Portage la Prairie builder and architect James A. MacDonald (circa 1906)
Source: Education Department Report, 1906, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Oakville School building erected in 1906

Oakville School building erected in 1906 (circa 1906)
Source: Education Department Report, 1906, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Sketch of the Oakville School building by Charlotte Jones

Sketch of the Oakville School building by Charlotte Jones
Source: University Women’s Club of Portage la Prairie.

Oakville School commemorative monument

Oakville School commemorative monument (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.93095, W98.00404
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oakville North School No. 655 (Oakville, RM of Portage la Prairie)

Sources:

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

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.

Rural Schools of Portage la Prairie School Division #24 by Muriel Wright, 1996.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2018

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