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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rock Lake School No. 1078 (Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin)

The Rock Lake School District was established formally in June 1900 and a school building was erected the next year on the southeast quarter of 6-3-13 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin. It closed in 1961. The school building is no longer present at the site but a metal sign, dedicated on 3 July 1994, commemorates it.

The teachers of Rock Lake School included Mae Ritchie (1901), Maude Cason (1901), Miss Coleman (1902), Rosette Copling (1903-1904), Myrtle Kelly (1904-1905), William Emerson (1906), Nan Morrow (1906), Alfred J. Struthers (1907), Mrs. McConnell (1907), Grace Ritchie (1907), Myrtle Leslie (1908), Miss Moraw (1908-1909), Violet Lefflar (1909), Edna Stouffer (1909-1910), Jim McGill (1910-1911), Morris Pringle (1912), Beth Closs (1913), Gertrude Harvey (1914), Jessie C. Waldie (1915), Bertha Gall (1916), Mary Jackson (1917), Laura E. Thompson (1917), Annie Sarah Christian (1918), Rosa M. Isaac (1919-1920), Miss E. M. Brown (1920), Della I. Howard (1920), Esther Guy (1921), Mrs. Stephens (1922), Elmer Caven (1922-1924), Miss F. McGillivary (1924-1925), Anetta Wall (1925-1926), Mary McDonald (1926-1927), Isma Finnen (1928), Mr. Saunderson (1929), Mary Pitchell (1929), Beulah Leach (1930), Frank Baudic (1931), Irene E. Lees (1931-1934), Lottie McDonald (1934-1937), Margaret Schnarr (1937-1938), Reta Fletcher (1938-1940), Myra McKellar (1940-1941), Mrs. Penman (1941), Mrs. Duffy (1941-1942), Emma Powell (1942-1944), Marjorie Fisher (1944-1945), Iza Waiser (1945-1946), Alice Hogg (1946-1947), Miss K. M. Jessiman (1947-1949), Bette Hughson (1949-1950), Barb Thomson (1950-1951), Yvonne McArthur (1951-1952), Dallas Jonasson (1952-1955), Ruth Woods (1955-1957), Verea Stobbe (1957-1958), Lorraine Hudson (1958-1959), Anne Mowbray (1959-1960), and Dale Guy (1960-1961).

Rock Lake School

Rock Lake School (no date) by W. J. Parr
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 52.

Rock Lake School commemorative sign

Rock Lake School commemorative sign (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.17771, W99.21077
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.

Crocus Country: A History of Mather & Surrounding Districts by Mather History Committee, 1981.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 February 2021

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