Historic Sites of Manitoba: Patterson School No. 2128 (Reedy Creek, RM of Alonsa)
The Patterson School District was established formally in June 1925 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE32-22-11W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Alonsa. It was named for Mr. and Mrs. Patterson who had organized the school district and directed the school board. After the original school building was destroyed by fire in 1926, classes were held in a two-storey wood frame residence built by the Pruden family nearby in SE4-23-11W until 1933, when classes moved into the local Anglican church until a new building was constructed. It opened in late 1935. The school closed in June 1965. The building was still standing at the site as of 1993.
Among the teachers of Patterson School were Miss Edna Jane Iverach (1926-1927, wife of H. Rowland Shipley), Mabel Harvey (1927, 1929), Clara Sanderson (1928), Marion Jean Howard (1928-1929), Goldie R. Satten (1930), Mabel Irene McKay (1930), Elizabeth Little (1932-1933), Leona Eldora Williams (1935-1937), Alice Mary Elizabeth Tweddle (1938-1939), Catherine Alice Dumbleton (1937-1938), Marie Ann Fillion (1939-1940), Margaret Ann Young (1940-1941), Jennie V. King (1941-1942), Hildegarde Rahn (1942-1943), Agnes Giesbrecht (1943-1944), Ruth Hila Munro (1944-1945), Jeanette Margaret Aitken (1945-1946), Margaret E. Warnock (1946-1947), Beulah Chapman (1947-1949), Caroline Forden (1949-1950), Frank Spinrath (1950-1951), Joe Sedako (1951-1952), George Atwell (1952-1953), Myrtle Moar (1953-1954), Verna Kirkness (1954-1955), Mike Harpiak (1955-1956), Alex Matechuk (1956-1957), Mrs. Beulah Asham (1957-1958), Mrs. Chris Foster (1957-1958), Marlene Asham (1957-1958), Clive Wagner (1958-1959), Mrs. Ruth Napper (1959-1960), Miss Grace Nelson (1960-1961), Mr. McTavish (1962-1963), Mary Shura (1963-1964), and Jackie Furrie (1964-1965).
Alonsa West topographic map, 62J/15 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].
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.
Many Trails to Manitou - Wapah by Village History Committee, Alonsa, 1993, pages 283-285.
Manitoba School Records Collection, Patterson School District No. 2128 - Daily Registers, GR2064, Archives of Manitoba.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 22 January 2017
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