Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tuxedo School No. 1709 (Winnipeg)
The Tuxedo School District was organized formally in January 1914 and a schoolhouse was constructed near the Canada Cement plant, in what is now the Linden Woods suburb of Winnipeg. The school district also operated the Tuxedo School No. 2 (later Tuxedo Park School) with teachers shared between the two facilities. This school closed in the 1950s.
Among the teachers of Tuxedo School No. 1 were D. M. McDougall (1915), Perley A. Murphy (1915), W. Frank Bevell (1915), S. Abrahamson (1916), Mary Abrahamson (1916), O. H. Brown (1916-1917), and Stefan Bjorgvin Stefansson (1916-1921, 1927-1948, 1949-1952, 1953-1954).
School District Formation Files [Tuxedo School District No. 1709], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.
Manitoba School Records Collection (GR10356), [Tuxedo School District No. 1709 / Tuxedo School and Tuxedo Park School Daily Registers / School Division No. 3], Archives of Manitoba.
Obituary [Stefan Bjorgvin Stefansson (1889-1971)], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 1971, page 36.
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.
Page revised: 17 July 2016
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