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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Whitemouth School No. 139 (Whitemouth, RM of Whitemouth)

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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.

Principals

Period

Principal

1921-1922

Charles Herbert Egan (1872-1922)

1922-1929

?

1929-1930

Mary Ethel Simms (c1895-1947)

1930-1932

James Edwards (1892-1967)

1932-1934

?

1934-1935

Alfred James Struthers (c1890-?)

1935-1936

M. S. Blanchard

1936-1940

Benjamin Foreman (c1898-1981)

1940-1942

Peter T. Stefaniec

1942-1943

Clive H. Cardinal

1943-1945

George Boyer Poole (1880-1958)

1945-1947

John Elwin Laird (1876-1950)

1947-1948

W. W. Ferrier

1948-1949

Rudolph Verne Dankesreiter (1900-1952)

1949-1951

Morley Fraser Sparrow (1916-1979)

1951-1952

Harry Herbert Galan (?-2007)

1952-1953

Frank U. Dyck

1953-1954

A. J. Huebner

1954-1955

Gordon Alexander Henderson (1920-1993)

1955-1956

Dr. F. K. Schultze

1956-1959

Mrs. Elta Larson

1959-1961

Ernest Lorne Moffat (1899-1982)

1961-1963

D. S. Smith

1963-1973

Alexander John Shewchuk (1933-2015)

Teachers

Among the other teachers who worked at Whitemouth School included: Edith A. Fingland (?), 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

The Whitemouth School building, destroyed by fire in 1947

The Whitemouth School building, destroyed by fire in 1947 (1930s) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 47.

Whitemouth School teacherage

Whitemouth School teacherage (1930s) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 47.

Whitemouth Consolidated School at left

Whitemouth Consolidated School at left (September 1952)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7452, Album 18, Page 52.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.95457, W95.97678
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Whitemouth Lake School No. 1672 (RM of Piney)

Sources:

“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.

We thank Bob Porth, Randy Rostecki, and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 July 2019

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