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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

AGM 2019
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War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Abandoned Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wawanesa School No. 672 (Wawanesa, Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)

Link to:
Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

The Wawanesa School District was established formally in March 1891 and a school building was erected in Wawanesa, in what is now the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa. It was replaced by a two-storey brick structure in 1925. In January 1961, it became Wawanesa Consolidated School No. 2393, consolidating with several rural schools from the surrounding area: Sourisburg School No. 136, Northfield School No. 264, Hilton School No. 395, Tenterfield School No. 653, and Treesbank School No. 1004. The building is no longer on the site but a monument commemorates it.

Principals

Period

Principal

1898-1901

George A. Scott

1901-1903

Hugh William Watson (1872-?)

1903-1904

W. G. Sandercock

1904-1907

Henry Gledhill “Harry” Heasman (1870-1955)

1907-1910

Fred W. Harrison

1910-1912

?

1912-1913

Joseph Cooper Iliffe (1866-1937)

1913-1914

?

1913-1917

William Dakin

1917-1918

John H. Snyder (c1874-?)

1918-1919

Margaret Ker

1919-1920

Evelyn Storey

1920-1921

Walter Gard Jose (1878-1948)

1921-1922

Solomon Abraham (1872-1942)

1922-1923

J. E. Cooper

1923-1925

Andrew A. Merritt (1872-1977)

1925-1926

Harvey Richard Brown (1895-1962)

1926-1927

George Hindle

1927-1928

Lillie M. Vanstone

1928-1929

Hazel A. Vandecar

1929-1930

George William Holmes

1930-1932

Marguerite L. Godfrey

1932-1936

Bethel Harold Stinson (1903-1960)

1936-1940

Alexander Noble (1913-1971)

1940-1941

Allin John Pybus (1913-1991)

1941-1942

John Sinclair “Clare” Nelin (1911-1953)

1942-1948

Duncan Hector Stewart (1912-1999)

1948-1949

?

1949-1954

Garnet Milton Morrison (1915-1992)

1954-1955

D. S. Lockhart

1955-1958

Henry Lambert Williams (1890-1976)

1958-1959

J. D. Simpson

1959-1964

Robert James “Bob” Harris (1934-2019)

1964-1965

R. Dale

1965-1973

Henry R. Schellenberg (?-?)

Teachers

Among the other teachers of Wawanesa School were Del Howell, Joseph W. Gordon (1897), and Keith A. Cosens.

Photos & Maps

Wawanesa School

Wawanesa School (no date) by A. J. Hatcher
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 106.

Wawanesa School commemorative monument

Wawanesa School commemorative monument (June 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.59193, W99.67993
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“The Indian famine fund,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 March 1897, page 4.

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

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 [Robert James Harris], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 February 2019.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 May 2019

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