Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sanderson School No. 442 (RM of Pipestone)
The Sanderson School District was established in March 1886 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE29-9-28W in the Rural Municipality of Pipestone. It was closed between 1939 and 1946 due to low student enrollment. In 1971, the district was dissolved and its area became part of the Fort La Bosse School Division.
Among the teachers of Sanderson School were Miss B. E. Stewart (1908), A. L. Jones (1908-1909), Miss H. Naylen (1909), Miss Calder (1910), Miss Sanderson (1910), Miss L. Powell (1910), Miss Gilray (1911), E. G. Golly (1912), Miss Opal Muir (1913-1915), Miss A. McLellan (1915), Miss H. Grundy (1915), H. Best (1915), H. C. Clark (1915), H. W. Clark (1915-1916), Pearl Hess (1919), Rev. James Wilkins (1918), G. Whitney (1918, 1920), Miss S. Cox (1920), W. Sanford (1921), Miss Welsh (1921), Elsie Cooper (1925-1927), Eleanor Slaughter (1928-1929), Ann Gardiner (1929-1930), A. M. Rattray (1930-1932), T. McDonald (1933-1934), S. O. McNeil (1935-1936), D. Nelson (1936-1938), E. Blackmore (1939), M. Mayert (1946), Alma Evalene Foster (1946-1947), Audrey Catherine Hedge (1947-1948), Eleanor Ritchie (1948) Howard Laurence Turner (1948-1949), Evelyn Agnes Chatham (1949, 1950-1951), Orma Jean McTaggart [McLaggart?] (1949-1950), Patricia Constance Dybish Gardiner (1951-1952), Georgina Mae Forsyth (1952-1953), Gwendolyn Elizabeth “Gwen” Roach (1953-1954), George Harvey Chalmers (1954-1955), Mrs. E. E. Ritchie (1955, substitute), Elsie Lillian Warren (1955-1957, 1963 substitute), Marguerite Laidler (1957-1958), Robert Donald “Don” McBean (1958-1960, 1964-1965), Helen Ruth Brownell (1960-1962), Margaret Isabel Lowdon Zarn (1962-1963), Dora Anna Marie Stewart (1963-1964), Sarah Bessie Montgomery (1965-1969), Maureen Winnifred McConnell (1969-1970), and Beverley Arlene Leckie (1970-1972).
Elkhorn East topographic map, 62F/14 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].
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.
Trails Along the Pipestone by Pipestone History Project, c1981, pages 619-620. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.P56 Tra]
Manitoba School Records Collection, Sanderson School No. 442 Daily Registers, GR0466, Archives of Manitoba.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 25 February 2018
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