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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Warren Consolidated School No. 740 (Warren, RM of Woodlands)

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Hanlan School No. 740, later renamed Warren School, was established at Warren, in the Rural Municipality of Woodlands, in March 1893. As the population of the area grew, there was increasing need for a larger building. Warren Consolidated School District was formally established March 1910 and a two-storey wood frame building was designed by architect Ralph L. Smith and erected by Mark Stanley Peacock (1875-1934, husband of Maude Jarrett) next to the Hanlan/Warren School. It opened for classes on 5 September 1911. The building had four classrooms and a full basement with playrooms for girls and boys. All grades were taught, including high school, drawing students from an area of some 55 square miles, including those who formerly attended Meadowlea School No. 41, Hanlan School, and Invicta School No. 1084. An opening ceremony, attended by Minister of Education George R. Coldwell, was held on 10 November 1911.

The school burned to the ground on 19 November 1956.

Principals

Period

Principal

1923-1924

Samuel S. Bryan

1924-1925

Lillian Margaret Vanstone “Lillie” Marshall (1905-1953)

1925-1926

Beatrice Lenore Graham Leathers (1905-1986)

1926-1927

James Thomas Hulme (1864-1938)

1927-1929

W. A. Rea

1929-1931

Ronald Victor Shearer (1907-2000)

1931-1932

Iva J. Stewart

1932-1933

Sarah Ann Sproat (1885-1976)

1933-1934

Dorothy Ivy Mudge Jones (c1904-?)

1934-1935

Keith Alexander Booth (1907-1984)

1935-1938

Charles Middlemiss “Jock” Langford (1902-1946)

1938-1941

Cameron Laird Connell (1913-2010)

1941-1942

Ruth Annie Fairlie Henderson (1904-1992)

1942-1943

John Gilbank Anderson (1912-2003)

1943-1946

Gladys Lucilla Zell Hamilton (1891-1963)

1946-1947

Frank Cecil Jacobs (1914-2002)

1947-1950

Arthur Kendall Stratton (1895-1961)

1950-1954

Joseph Albert Mayers (1909-1980)

1954-1958

Roy E. White

1958-1959

F. J. Hall

1959-1964

J. P. Guenette

1964-1973

W. J. Dutka

Teachers

Among the other teachers of Warren Consolidated School was Maude Jarrett (1912-1914).

Photos & Coordinates

Warren Consolidated School

Warren Consolidated School (1911)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photos, GR2664 C65.

The old Hanlan School building next to Warren Consolidated School

The old Hanlan School building next to Warren Consolidated School (1911)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photos, GR2664 C65.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.13270, W97.54694
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Tenders,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 September 1910, page 7.

“That Warren School contract,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 April 1911, page 5.

Manitoba Department of Education, Departmental Report for 1911, Inspectorial Division No. 17, page 105, Legislative Library of Manitoba.

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

“May replace burned school at Warren,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 1956, page 19.

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.

Obituary [Beatrice Lenore Leathers], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 January 1986, page 34.

We thank Susan Shaw, Nathan Kramer, and Gordon Booth for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Jim Burns and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 May 2020

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