Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stirling School No. 1832 (RM of Dufferin)

The Stirling School District was established formally in June 1916 and a one-room, wood frame schoolhouse operated in the northeast quarter of 28-7-6 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Dufferin. The district was dissolved in 1968 and the school building is no longer present at the site.

Among the teachers of Stirling School were Agnes Stirling (1917-1919), G. Russell (1919-1920), E. Stewart (1920), Viola Uldine Lang (1920-1921), Mrs. E. S. Edwards (1921-1923, 1923-1924, 1925, wife of Mr. J. Edwards), Mr. J. Edwards (1923, 1924-1925, 1926), K. A. Surrey (1926-1927), J. G. Dewar (1927-1928), Ethel Clara Knights (1928-1935), Ethel Georgina Stewart (1935-1936), T. H. Webber (1936-1937), Nellie Irene Bowes (1937-1941), Annie E. Lawson (1942-1944), Margaret Jane Viola Ross (1944-1945), ? (1945-1949), Ruby Gladys Kathleen Gibson (1950o-1956), and Natalie Florence Watt (1956-1966).

Stirling School

Stirling School (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 54.

The former Stirling School building

The former Stirling School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 324.

Near the site of the former Stirling School building

Near the site of the former Stirling School building (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.60488, W98.21103
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stirling School No. 1208 (Municipality of Roblin)


St. Claude East topographic map, 62G/9 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

Manitoba school records collection, Stirling School District No. 1832, GR2085, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 4 August 2023

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