Historic Sites of Manitoba: Whitemouth School No. 139 (Whitemouth, RM of Whitemouth)
The Whitemouth School District was established in April 1884 and it operated a school in Whitemouth, in what would late become the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth. In 1912, it became Whitemouth Consolidated School and, the following year, a new wood frame building was constructed on a design by Winnipeg architect E. D. Tuttle. The building was destroyed by fire in 1947 and was replaced the following year. The two-storey building was demolished in the early 1960s. The district later became part of the Agassiz School Division.
Some of the teachers who worked at Whitemouth School included: Anne Kachur (1945), O. A. Wurster (1945-1950), Theo B. Poole (1945), Abigail Godolphin (1950-1955), Olga Jorgenson (1950), Agathe Loepky (1950), Morley Sparrow (1950), Aileen Huss (1955), Judith Latta (1955), Keith J. Huss (1955), Gordon Henderson (1955), Ada Huett (1960), Karen Delbridge (1960), William Moffatt (1960), Orville Hood (1960), Stanley Petrowski (1960), M. Eileen Molloy (1960), George Papas (1960), William Schultz (1960), Eugene Laurent (1960), Ernest Moffatt (1960), Garry Doyle, and Charles Henry Godfrey.
Photos & Maps
“Tenders for building,” Manitoba Free Press, 4 June 1913, page 2.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Obituary [Charles Henry Godfrey], Portage la Prairie Manitoba Leader, 29 April 1954. [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.
Trails to Rails to Highways edited by Bob Porth and Craig MacKenzie, Whitemouth Municipal Museum Society, 1979.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 20 April 2019
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