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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Perry School No. 75 (Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

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The Perry School District was established formally in February 1879 and a school operated in the southwest quarter-section of 28-2-4 east of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin. The first schoolhouse, a wood frame building constructed by John Wadmas for $500, was not built until the spring of 1881. It was destroyed by fire in mid-January 1888 and replaced in the spring of 1888 by a new building, built by Thomas Moffatt at a cost of $368. In October 1913, the district was reorganized into the Greenridge School District.

Among the teachers who worked at Perry School through the years were George William Burrell (1886), Gladstone Fisher (1888), Lance Gill (1889), James Thomas Cressey (1889), Uelle? C. Smith (1893), A. S. Thompson (1894), Charles F. McInnis (1894), Florence Augusta Harior (1894-1986), Edith H. Mitchell (1896-1897), Mary I. Sproule (1897), Margaret V. “Maggie” McEwen (1898-1900), Nettie Beveridge (1901), Coral Theo Spencer (1902), Lily L. Ross (1903-1904), Llewie? Davison (1905), Flora Macdonald (1906), Lena Margaret MacCharles (1907-1908), Annie MacLennan (1908-1909), Miss M. C. Scott (1910), Eva J. M. Reid (1911-1912), Mary I. Hunter (1912), and Samuel Stewart Bryan (1913)

Perry School

Perry School (c1911)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors’ Photographs, A0233, GR2664, C65.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.14866, W97.00990
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.

“City and Provincial [The Superintendent of Protestant Schools...],” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 8 April 1880, page 1.

“Board of Education,” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 8 April 1880, page 1.

“Educational notes,” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 21 January 1888, page 4.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Perry School No. 75 Daily Registers and Half-Yearly Attendance Registers, GR2088, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Perry School No. 75 Minute Book, GR2088, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 13 April 2018

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