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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pinkham School (765 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg)

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The first Pinkham School was designed by architect brothers C. A. Barber and E. W. Barber, and erected in 1883, at the intersection of Alexander Avenue and Rietta Street in Winnipeg. It was named for cleric William C. Pinkham, who had been Superintendent for Protestant Schools in Manitoba from 1872 to 1882. It was a two-storey, two-classrom structure, built of solid brick at a cost of $5,500.

In 1903, Pinkham School No. 1 was demolished and a replacement, a three-storey brick structure designed by local school architect, J. B. Mitchell, took its place. A cornerstone for Pinkham School No. 2 was laid at a ceremony on 2 September 1903 where School Board Chairman D. A. Ross received a silver trowel from the ward’s trustee, G. A. Lister. Sealed inside the cornerstone was a box containing Canadian coins (1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 cent pieces), Canadian stamps (1, 2, 5, and 10 cent values), along with recent copies of the Manitoba Schools Act, Winnipeg Public School Board By-laws, Manitoba Free Press, Winnipeg Telegram, Winnipeg Tribune, a listing of officials (Imperial, Dominion, Provincial Legislative Assembly, and City of Winnipeg), along with the names of those contracted to build the school.

Pinkham School No. 2 was severely damaged by a fire on 23 August 1945 and, while renovations were being done, students went to Dufferin School. This school was later demolished and replaced with the present structure at the site.

Some noteworthy people who were students of Somerset School included Fred Grinke, Irene Grinke, Chrissie Shewchuk, Agnes Giesbrecht, Esther Cohen, Maurice Cohen, Les Lear, Martin Platz, Paul Platz, Allan Haynes, Percy Haynes, Hisbie Schiller, Bill Dumsday, Franklin Frederickson, Paul Bardal, and Dr. Clarence McCharles.

Principals

Period

Principal

1884-1889

Frank Howard Schofield (1859-1929)

1889-1890

?

1890-1896

Miss Hattie O’Donohue

1896-?

?

?-1899

Miss M. Young

1899-1900

Laura “Laurie” Cull (1870-1950)

1900-1901

Mary Joker Burke “Mamie T.” Gordon (1876-?)

1901-1902

?

1902-1903

Margaret Ellen “Maggie” Raleigh (1872-1950)

1903-1904

?

1904-1905

James Henry McCarthy (1863-1940)

1905-1906

Hugh William Watson (1872-?)

1906-1919

Clarence Church Stewart (1871-1950)

1919-1926

Harry H. McIntosh (1880-?)

1926-1928

Chester L. Fultz (1875-?)

1928-1946

Margaret Euphemia Monteith (1884-1978)

1946-1951

Archibald Cameron McMurchy (1900-1982)

1951-1955

Wilfred Gilbert Pearce (1893-1975)

1955-1959

Alexander Noble (1913-1971)

1959-1965

Anne Smigel (1914-2008)

1965-1971

Frank Harder (1906-1998)

1971-1977

Albert “Frank” Sigurdson (1931-2010)

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1884-1885

?

1885-1886

?

1886-1887

?

1887-1888

?

1888-1889

May Edith Lunn

1889-1890

May Edith Lunn

1890-1891

?

1891-1892

?

1892-1893

?

1893-1894

?

1894-1895

?

1895-1896

?

1896-1897

?

1897-1898

?

1898-1899

?

1899-1900

Miss E. M. Hall, Margaret E. “Maggie” Raleigh

1900-1901

Miss E. M. Hall, Margaret E. “Maggie” Raleigh

1901-1902

Miss E. M. Hall, Margaret E. “Maggie” Raleigh

1902-1903

Miss E. M. Hall, Margaret E. “Maggie” Raleigh

1903-1904

Margaret E. “Maggie” Raleigh, ?

1904-1905

Miss Brundritt, Miss Graham, Dora Hermann, Miss Hodgson, Miss McClure, Miss C. McLeod, Miss McShane

1905-1906

Miss I. M. Brundritt, Miss G. Henry, Dora Hermann, Miss A. M. Houston, Miss G. Keith, Miss A. J. McClure, Miss C. McLeod, Miss J. McShane, Miss G. Wortman

1906-1907

Dora Hermann, ?

1907-1908

Miss I. Brundritt, Dora Hermann, Miss A. M. Houston, Miss G. M. Keith, Miss J. McGregor, Miss M. McGregor, Miss C. McLeod, Margaret Monteith, Miss G. Wortman

1908-1909

Miss I. M. Brundritt, Dora Hermann, Miss A. M. Houston, Miss M. G. Keith, Miss J. McGregor, Miss M. McGregor, Miss M. C. McLeod, Margaret Monteith, Miss G. Wortman

1909-1910

?

1910-1911

Miss I. M. Brundritt, Miss A. M. Houston, Miss P. Kyle, Norma McGougan, Miss M. McGregor, Miss C. McLeod, Margaret Monteith, Miss A. Sullivan, Miss A. Thomson, Miss G. Wortman

1911-1912

Viola I. Duff, Miss A. Houston, Miss P. Kyle, Norma McGougan, Miss C. McLeod, Miss C. Moffatt, Miss E. O’Neil, Miss Sanders, Miss Wilson, Miss G. Wortman

1912-1913

Viola I. Duff, Miss M. C. Keith, Miss McTavish, Miss Moffatt, Miss E. O’Neil, Miss Wilson, Miss Roberts, Miss Kyle, Miss McGougan, Miss Sanders

1913-1914

Viola I. Duff, Miss M. C. Keith, Miss P. Kyle, Norma McGougan, Miss A. McTavish, Miss E. O’Neil, Miss J. Sanders, Miss A. Wilson

1914-1915

Viola I. Duff, Miss P. Kyle, Elizabeth MacAulay, Norma McGougan, Miss A. McTavish, Miss E. O’Neil, Miss S. Rabinovitch, Miss J. Sanders, Miss Margaret Thom, Miss A. Wilson

1915-1916

Ida M. Davidson, J. Fraser, M. Jacobs, P. Kyle, Elizabeth MacAulay, Z. McTavish, Miss E. O’Neil, S. Rabinovitch, M. M. Thom, A. Wilson

1916-1917

Ida M. Davidson, A. C. Fraser, J. M. Fraser, P. Kyle, Elizabeth MacAulay, A. C McTavish, A. Wilson, M. M. Thom,

1917-1918

I. Burke, F. Cameron, Ida M. Davidson, J. M Fraser, P. Kyle, E. McManus, A. C. McTavish, M. M. Thom, A. Wilson

1918-1919

E. H. Allan, F. Cameron, J. M. Fraser, Mary French, A. Frith, E. E. Galbraith, M. Kerr, J. McCrae, M. Thom

1919-1920

F. Cameron, F. Eck, B. M. Ferguson, J. M. Fraser, Mary French, A. M. Frith, E. S. Galbraith, J. Jackson, M. Kerr, J. McCrea, M. Thom

1920-1921

?

1921-1922

E. H. Allen, M. Cassidy, M. A. Jackson, M. C. Kerr, I. McCrea, E. T. Nelson, E. M. Sifton, G. Van Alstyne, I. R. Waters

1922-1923

E. H. Allen, M. Cassidy, M. Hollinger, M. A. Jackson, M. C. Kerr, J. E. McCrea, E. McDonald, E. T. Nelson, G. Shea, G. Van Alstyne, I. R. Waters

1923-1924

E. H. Allen, R. Ewen, M. M. Hollinger, M. A. Jackson, M. Kerr, J. E. McCrea, E. E. McDonald, E. T. Nelson, G. Shea, G. J. Van Alstyne, I. R. Waters

1924-1925

C. Craig, R. E. Ewen, M. M. Hollinger, M. A. Jackson, M. C. Kerr, E. E. McDonald, E. T. Nelson, M. Pitkowsky, W. M. Reinhardt, G. Shea, I. R. Waters

1925-1926

C. Craig, R. E. Ewen, M. A. Jackson, E. McDonald, E. T. Nelson, M. Pitkowsky, G. Shea, I. R. Waters

1926-1927

C. Craig, R. Ewen, M. A. Jackson, G. Law, F. Long, E. McDonald, E. Nelson, M. Pitkowsky, G. Shea, I. R. Waters

1927-1928

E. Ewen, M. A. Jackson, M. C. Johnston, G. Law, F. Long, E. Nelson, G. Shea, D. Staples, C. Wood

1928-1929

O. E. Anderson, Esther Carpenter, M. A. Jackson, G. M. Law, M. Levant, A. Norman, G. Shea, C. H. Wood

1929-1930

O. E. Anderson, K. Campbell, E. J. Carpenter, G. Dolmage, W. D. Flatt, W. Hockley, A. Jackson, J. Kirkup, G. M. Law, M. Norman, G. Shea, R. Whiteside

1930-1931

O. E. Anderson, K. M. Campbell, K. J. Dagg, G. L. Dolmage, R. Fernie, W. G. Hockley, M. A. Jackson, I. Jeffries, J. I. Kirkup, G. M. Law

1931-1932

O. E. Anderson, K. J. Dagg, G. O. Dolmage, R. Fernie, W. G. Hockley, M. A. Jackson, I. Jeffrey, G. Kirkup, G. M. Law, M. K. McKinnon, M. E. Nix

1932-1933

O. E. Anderson, K. J. Dagg, G. L. Dolmage, R. Fernie, W. G. Hockley, M. A. Jackson, J. I. Kirkup, G. M. Law, M. E. McKinnon, M. A. Nix

1933-1934

K. J. Dagg, G. L. Dolmage, W. G. Hockley, M. A. Jackson, A. Julius, J. I. Kirkup, M. K. McKinnon, M. E. Nix, L. Sullivan

1934-1935

K. J. Dagg, G. L. Dolmage, W. G. Hockley, J. I. Kirkup, M. McKinnon, D. E. Nelson, M. E. Nix, L. Sullivan

1935-1936

M. E. Cranston, K. J. Dagg, M. Dagg, G. L. Dolmage, E. Hinds, W. C. Hockley, J. I. Kirkup, R. K. McKinnon, D. E. Nelson

1936-1937

M. E. Cranston, K. J. Dagg, C. G. Elliott, S. Goodman, A. E. Hinds, W. G. Hockley, J. I. Kirkup, M. F. Moore, M. K. McKinnon, D. E. Nelson

1937-1938

M. E. Cranston, K. J. Dagg, C. G. Elliott, S. Goodman, A. E. Hinds, W. G. Hockley, J. I. Kirkup, M. McSwain, M. K. McKinnon, M. F. Moore, D. Nelson

1938-1939

L. G. Bergson, M. E. Cranston, K. J. Dagg, C. G. Elliott, S. Goodman, A. E. Hinds, W. G. Hockley, M. K. McKinnon, A. Metzak, M. F. Moore, D. E. Nelson

1939-1940

L. G. Bergson, K. J. Dagg, C. G. Elliott, S. Goodman, A. E. Hinds, N. Lye, M. A. Moore, M. F. Moore, D. E. Nelson, I. Riddell, H. Vandecar

1940-1941

L. G. Bergson, K. J. Dagg, C. G. Elliott, S. Goodman, E. A. Hinds, W. G. Hockley, N. E. Lye, A. Moore, M. Moore, I. Riddell, H. Vandecar

1941-1942

L. G. Bergson, K. J. Dagg, C. G. Elliott, M. Evans, S. Goodman, W. G. Hockley, A. M. Moore, M. F. Moore, I. R. Riddell, H. A. Vandecar

1942-1943

K. J. Dagg, C. G. Elliott, M. Evans, S. Goodman, W. G. Hockley, M. A. Moore. I. Riddell

1943-1944

J. L. Babb, M. Evans, S. Goodman, W. G. Hockley, C. Kinread

1944-1945

J. L. Babb, M. A. F. Evans, D. M. Fraser, S. Goodman, J. Hubble, M. E. McLaughlin, Emily M. Shaw, P. Zarosinsky

1945-1946

J. L. Babb, M. A. F. Evans, D. M. Fraser, S. Goodman, A. McKnight, M. E. McLaughlin, Francis O. Norman, Emily M. Shaw, P. Zarosinsky

1946-1947

M. Baldwin, S. Goodman, B. Leveque, V. MacFee, A. E. McKnight, M. E. McLaughlin, M. Neill, Francis O. Norman, Emily M. Shaw, B. Voss, P. Zarosinsky

1947-1948

M. Baldwin, G. E. Bjornsson, S. Goodman, B. R. Leveque, V. MacFee, A. E. McKnight, M. E. McLaughlin, Emily M. Shaw, L. Stratychuk, P. Zarosinsky

1948-1949

Miss M. Baldwin, G. E. Bjornson, Miss S. Goodman, Mrs. P. Kirk, Miss B. Leveque, Mrs. V. MacFee, Miss M. E. McLaughlin, Miss A. E. McKnight, Emily M. Shaw, Miss L. M. Stratychuk

1949-1950

G. E. Bjornson, Miss A. J. Gallenger, Mrs. P. Kirk, Miss G. M. Kuleba, Miss B. Leveque, Mrs. V. MacFee, Miss M. E. McLaughlin, Mrs. S. Schlos, Miss M. I. Smith, Miss L. M. Stratychuk

1950-1951

G. E. Bjornson, Miss A. J. Gallenger, Miss L. Grierson, Miss P. Kirk, Miss B. Leveque, Miss A. E. McLaughlin, Miss M. McLean, Miss M. Price, Miss N. M. Smith, Miss L. Stratychuk

1951-1952

G. E. Bjornson, Mrs. B. E. Fleming, Miss I. Grierson, Miss M. Kemeldean, Miss B. Leveque, Miss M. McLean, Miss C. D. McQuarrie, Miss M. Price, Miss M. M. Prygrocki, Miss L. Stratychuk

1952-1953

P. Danyluk, Miss J. Douglas, Miss M. Kemeldean, Miss C. Leitch, Miss Leveque, Miss M. McLean, Mrs. L. J. McWilliams, Miss M. Prygrocki, Miss T. Sorenson, Miss H. Stratychuk

1953-1954

Mrs. E. R. Black, Miss M. Cawte, P. Danyluk, Mrs. P. Davidow, Miss J. Douglas, Miss M. Kemeldean, Miss C. Leitch, Miss E. Ognyzlo, Mrs. D. Softley, Miss L. Stratychuk

1954-1955

Mrs. E. Black, Miss C. Campbell, P. Danyluk, Mrs. P. Davidow, Miss J. Douglas, Miss M. Kemeldean, Miss P. Lafreniere, Miss E. Ogryzlo, Mrs. D. Softley, Miss L. Stratychuk

1955-1956

Mrs. E. Buchanan, P. Danyluk, Mrs. I. Enns, Mrs. O. Fowler, Miss V. Maksimow, Miss C. Marchant, Miss E. Ogryzlo, Mrs. A. Rogerson, Miss L. Stratychuk

1956-1957

J. Alward, Mrs. E. Buchanan, Mrs. T. Enns, Mrs. O. Fowler, Mrs. F. Fredette, Miss V. V. Maksimow, Miss C. L. Marchant, Miss E. Ogryzlo, Miss G. Staples, Miss L. M. Stratychuk, Miss H. Topolniski

1957-1958

Mrs. E. Buchanan, Miss F. V. Dyck, Mrs. T. Erickson, Mr. O. Fedak, Mrs. O. Fowler, Miss E. George, Mrs. C. L. Johannson, Mrs. G. McEvoy, Miss V. Maksimow, Mrs. E. Stadel, Miss G. Thomas

1958-1959

Mrs. E. Buchanan, Miss F. V. Dyck, Mrs. T. Erickson, O. Fedak, Mrs. O. Fowler, Miss E. George, Mrs. G. McEvoy, Miss M. Neuman, Mrs. J. Patrick, Mrs. E. Stadel, Mrs. R. Starr, Mrs. M. S. Stashko, Mrs. I. Storey

1959-1960

Miss F. V. Dyck, Mrs. T. Erickson, O. Fedak, Mrs. O. Fowler, Mrs. T. Frechette, Mrs. M. Healey, Mrs. E. Henders, Miss M. McCarthy, Mrs. G. McEvoy, Mrs. M. McKerchar, Miss V. Rurak, Mrs. E. Stadel, Mrs. I. Storey, Miss O. Wozniak

1960-1961

Miss H. Bardsley, Miss F. V. Dyck, Mrs. T. Erickson, O. Fedak, Mrs. O. Fowler, Mrs. F. Frechette, Miss R. Hanka, Mrs. E. Henders, Mrs. U. Lithown, Miss M. McCarthy, Mrs. M. H. Pauls, Miss E. Stadel, Mrs. I. Storey, Miss I. Torfason, Miss O. Wozniak

1961-1962

Miss L. Alexander, Miss H. Bardsley, Miss G. Crowe, Mrs. P. Diamond, Mrs. T. Erickson, Mrs. T. Frechette, Mrs. E. Henders, G. Kukura, Miss A. Hutchings, Miss M. McCarthy, Mrs. E. Stadel, Miss I. Storey, Miss I. Torfason, Miss O. Wozniak

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

Miss L. Alexander, Miss G. Crowe, Miss E. B. Flynn, Mrs. E. Henders, Miss J. Ho, R. L. Krysko, G. Kukura, Miss G. Mendelson, Mrs. M. Pauls, Mrs. M. Schenk, Mrs. R. Sparrow, Mrs. E. Stadel, Mrs. I. Storey, Mrs. M. Walker, Miss O. Wozniak

1964-1965

?

1965-1966

?

1966-1967

Mrs. A. Diamont, Mrs. V. Galston, Mrs. E. Henders, Mrs. P. Maulhe, Mrs. M. A. Pauls, Mrs. I. Reynolds, Miss Sak, W. Schroeder, Miss M. Shura, G. Sorenson, Mrs. R. Sparrow, Miss I. Storey, Mrs. M. Walken, Miss O. Wozniak

1967-1968

Mrs. J. Boyce, Miss L. Braid, Mrs. A. Diamant, Mrs. E. Henders, Miss H. Jacob, Miss W. Leese, Miss R. M. Rampl, Miss M. Sak, W. Schroeder, Mrs. A. Seraphin, Miss M. Shura, G. Sorensen, Mrs. R. Sparrow, Mrs. I. Storey, Miss O. Wozniak

1968-1969

Mrs. J. Boyce, Mrs. E. Dean, Mrs. A. Diamant, Miss F. Hart, A. Krahn, Mrs. C. Kyle, Miss W. Leese, Mrs. H. Lyons, Miss S. Powlowski, Miss A. Rockwell, W. Schroeder, Mrs. A. Seraphin, Miss S. Smallwood, Mrs. R. Sparrow, Miss P. Stajer, Miss L. Washington

Photos & Maps

Pinkham School

Pinkham School No. 2 (1905)
Source: Winnipeg School Board, Annual Report 1905, Legislative Library of Manitoba.

Pinkham School

Pinkham School No. 2 (no date)
Source: Winnipeg School Division

Site Location (lat/long): N49.90793, W97.15722
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pinkham School No. 269 (Municipality of Grassland)

Sources:

“Opening of city schools,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 2 September 1899, page 4.

“Assignment of teachers,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 1 September 1900, page 1.

“Holidays end Tuesday next,” Manitoba Morning Free Press, 31 August 1901, page 10.

“The staff of city teachers,” Manitoba Morning Free Press, 1 September 1902, page 3.

“City schools re-open Monday,” Manitoba Free Press, 29 August 1903.

“Laid corner stone at Pinkham School,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 September 1903, page 7.

“Two Principals are selected,” Manitoba Free Press, 9 March 1904, page 3.

“City schools open to-morrow,” Manitoba Morning Free Press, 31 August 1904, page 3.

Winnipeg School Board, Annual Report 1905, Legislative Library of Manitoba.

“Present for Principal,” Manitoba Free Press, 26 May 1905, page 16.

“Assignment of Winnipeg teachers,” Manitoba Free Press, 2 September 1905.

“Changes in city schools,” Manitoba Free Press, 31 August 1907.

“Re-opening of schools,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 August 1908, page 1.

“Teachers named for all schools,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 September 1910, page 3.

“Assignment of teachers for Winnipeg Schools which open on Sept. 15,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 September 1911, page 9.

“City schools staff assembling in Sept.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 August 1912, page 8.

“Opening of the Winnipeg public schools has been set for Monday next,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 August 1913, pages 1 and 2.

“Here’s your teacher!” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 August 1914, page 6.

“School Board assigns teachers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 August 1915, page 9.

“Reduce staff of teachers at high schools Monday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 August 1916, pages 1 & 12.

“Boundaries of schools are named,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 24 August 1917, page 9.

“Complete plans to open schools Tuesday for 30,000 children,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 30 August 1918, page 14.

“Teachers are selected for various grades,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 August 1919, page 3.

“Winnipeg schools, No. 7—Pinkham,” Manitoba Free Press, 23 October 1922, page 3.

“Fire causes damage to Pinkham School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 August 1945, page 1.

“Today’s Pinkhamites ‘enjoy’ relating tales of fire” by Claire Tisdale, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 February 1949.

“20 school board appointments made,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 1971, page 3.

“School posts filled,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 May 1973, page 74.

We thank the Winnipeg School Division for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 October 2017

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