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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pierson School No. 685 (Pierson, Municipality of Two Borders)

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The Pierson School District was established formally in February 1892 and it operated a school in Pierson in what is now the Municipality of Two Borders. In 1956, it became the Edward Municipal School District. Three years later, it became part of the Antler River School Division.

Principals

Period

Principal

1904-1919

James Burke

1919-1924

?

1924-1925

Ilo E. McHaffie

1925-1926

George Edgar Haywood (c1902-1985)

1926-1927

?

1927-1929

Allan Shafer Bowman (1906-1941)

1929-1931

Wallace Henry McIntyre (1904-1960)

1931-1933

Richard Collier “Dick” Green (1899-1955)

1933-1934

?

1934-1935

Grace Elizabeth Armstrong (1914-2008)

1935-1936

?

1936-1938

Robert John Coates (1908-1990)

1938-1939

Henry Joseph Grenon (1881-1981)

1939-1941

Harry Sharpe (c1905-1958)

1941-1943

Bodvar Jon Skuli Bodvarson (1911-1972)

1943-1946

Hildur Sandborn

1946-1947

Agnes Sherrard Crickard (1891-1965)

1947-1948

Walter Humphrey Wilfred Walker (1908-1974)

1948-1950

Beulah Beryl McNevin (1896-1963)

1950-1951

Ernest E. Brennan

1951-1954

Nicholas Yarish (1924-2012)

1954-1955

Olafia Jonina Jonsson Melan (1887-1966)

1955-1956

George W. Fellowes

1956-1959

Norman S. Toms (?-?)

1959-1963

Glen Wayne Hanna

1963-1966

Delorie Wessels “Del” Howell (1925-2008)

1966-1968

F. Poroda

1968-1970

S. T. Lesniewski

1970-1972

N. M. Annell

1972-1973

R. Neuman

1982-1983

J. Kirkup

Teachers

Among the teachers who worked at Pierson School were W. A. Mann (1897), Mina McLaren (1903), Mr. A. McMurchy (1923), Miss E. Basted (1923), Miss Grierson (1947), Mr. Hanna (1960), and Grace Judd (1974-1975). Other names recorded in school records were Arnett, Bremner, Dean Mann, Rathwell, Ali, Austman, Adams, Brennen, Mr. Burke, Miss Burke, Baker, Brown, Bucklaschuk, Buan, Bouldion, R. Boulton, J. Bolton, Brotherhood, Busby, Buga, Brooks, Bride, Bailey, Bernhard, Bodkin, Besuitherick, Crossman. Cassels, Cullen, Coates, Southam (Christianson), Calrow, Cole, Dell, Dyer, Dickson, De Vuyst, Donen, M. Dobbyn, G. Dobbyn, Dawn, Down, Day, Ferguson, Fleming, Faulkner, Friesen (Melvin), Mary Fewings, M. Fewings (Nicholls), R. Fewings, French, Grube, Gardiner, Graham, Ghandi, Gayton, Gilchrist, Hall, Holeman, Haight, Higbee, Huber, Hrabluk, Janz, Julyan, Kirby, King, Kitchen, Kowalchuck, Le Barron, Lacquement, S. Lesniewski, M. Lesniewski, McClintock, Mayes, J. Melvin, E. Melvin, McDonald, Muir, McNabb, Mundell, McFetridge, McLaren, MacKenzie, Marquis, Miller, Nylin, Randy Neuman, P. Neuman, Mr. Neary, Mrs. Neary, Owen, Olds, Olson, G. Penner, Mr. Penner, Peters, Pettinger, Rollo, Rennie, Roy, Reddaway, Ramsey, Reid, Rankmore, Robinson, Sankey, D. Southam, I. Southam, Doris Southam, Skelton (Kernaghan), Smith, Snyder (Deplaedt), Scarth, Sanborn, Sambrook, Trenouth (Murray), D. Wayne Thompson, Tucker, Tokaryk, Veloski, Wright, Wilson, White, Wrobleski, Whenman, Mrs. Yarrish, and Zeller.

Photos & Maps

Postcard view of the Pierson School building

Postcard view of the Pierson School building (circa 1908) by Winnipeg Photo Company
Source: Rob McInnes

Pierson School

Pierson School (1920s) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 108.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.17834, W101.25822
denoted by symbol on the map above

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.

Harvests of Time: History of the R.M. of Edward by Edward History Book Committee, 1983, pages 171-176.

Aerial photograph A11050-318 [1948], Manitoba Air Photo Library.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 November 2018

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