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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tyndall School No. 568 (Tyndall, RM of Brokenhead)

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The Tyndall School District was organized formally in the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead, and a log school building was erected on Tyndall’s Main Street in February 1889. Classes commenced with 24 students under the supervision of teacher John Walker. Increasing enrollment necessitated the construction of a two-storey, two-classroom stone building in 1905, which was used until 1914 when a larger, six-room school was built. This structure was destroyed by fire on 27 September 1958.

Its replacement, a four-classroom structure that became the fourth Tyndall School, was built in 1959 on a design by Winnipeg architect Laurie Ward. With school consolidation in 1966, classes in grades 4 to 6 were held here, while students in lower grades were bused to Garson and those in grades 7 to 12 went to Beausejour or Selkirk.

Principals

Period

Principal

1926-1930

Martha Ellen Hamilton Lough (1902-1970)

1930-1931

Thomas Patrick King (1873-1954)

1931-1933

Charles T. Cresswell (1872-1961)

1933-1934

Frederick Adam Hodgkinson (1912-2004)

1934-1936

Elzear Joseph Lavoie (1905-1938)

1936-1940

Norman Ernest Wright (1906-1957)

1940-1943

Alexander Maxwell “Max” Segall (1905-1983)

1943-1944

Bodvar Jon Skuli Bodvarson (1911-1972)

1944-1953

James Ogel Beckstead (1883-1985)

1953-1954

E. I. Isherwood

1954-1955

T. E. Peterson

1955-1956

Morris Miroslaw Hryhor (1923-1987)

1956-1959

Ernest Lorne Moffat (1899-1982)

1959-1960

Elta Horn Atkins Borrowman Larson (1901-1993)

1960-1961

Guy Chauviere (1907-1992)

Teachers

Among the teachers who worked at Tyndall School were John Walker, Gertrude Potter, Alex Dunn, C. M. MacKinnon, Herbert Wadge, C. E. Huggard, James Cressey, R. J. McClelland, Clifford Rogers (1909), Helen Tracy, Jennie Lewis, Lillian Morris, Thomas Jerrow, Mr. Miller, Grace Palmer (1908-1909), Beatrice McColl, Uarda Burtt, Leslie Grace, Lena Comrie, J. W. Alexander, M. Downie, and Laura Thorarinson Armstrong.

Photos & Coordinates

Postcard view of the second Tyndall School building

Postcard view of the second Tyndall School building (1905)
Source: Andrew Cunningham

Tyndall School and surroundings

Tyndall School and surroundings (circa 1927)
Source: Education Department Report, 1927, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Tyndall School

Tyndall School (1933)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7451, Album 18, Page 1.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.08619, W96.65769
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Tenders,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 June 1959, page 45.

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.

Tyndall, Manitoba: 1893-1993 by Tyndall History Book Committee, Steinbach: Derksen Printers, 1993, pages 59-64.

Obituary [Laura Johanna Gudrun Thorarinson Armstrong], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 September 2013.

We thank Andrew Cunningham and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 October 2019

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