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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wolseley School (511 Clifton Street, Winnipeg)

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Designed for the Winnipeg School Division by local architect J. N. Semmens, and built at the intersection of Wolseley Avenue and Clifton Street in 1921, the one-storey nine-classroom Wolseley School commemorates British general Garnet J. Wolseley (1833-1913). It was intended to relieve overcrowding at Isaac Brock School and Laura Secord School. Construction was managed by the Sutherland Construction Company and completed at a cost of $75,000. Classes began around November 1921 and the school was officially opened on Empire Day, 23 May 1922. In contrast to many official school openings, the event was lead by the school staff without the presence of school trustees or municipal dignitaries. The Winnipeg building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Principals

Period

Principal

1921-1945

Olive Maud McLean (1883-1952)

1945-1953

Elizabeth Agnes “Betty” Nicks (1910-1999)

1953-1968

Dorothy Eleanor Lane (1902-1991)

1968-1969

Frances Louise Martin (1924-2002)

1969-2005

?

2005-?

Erika Kreis

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1921-1922

?

1922-1923

M. Buckley, L. Elder, R. Matheson, M. McCalpin, I. Morrison, M. Munn, V. Sanders

1923-1924

M. Buckley, E. Elder, R. Matheson, M. McCalpin, J. A. Moffatt, M. Munn, Y. Sanders

1924-1925

M. Buckley, L. Elder, R. Matheson, M. McCalpin, J. Moffatt, M. Munn, B. Saunders

1925-1926

M. Buckley, L. Elder, R. Matheson, M. McCalpin, J. A. Moffatt, M. Munn, F. Philip, C. Tod

1926-1927

M. Buckley, L. Elder, R. Matheson, M. McCalpine, M. Munn, V. Paulin, C. Tod

1927-1928

M. Buckley, C. Ewen, M. Munn, C. Tod

1928-1929

M. Buckley, C. Ewen, R. Matheson, M. E. Munn, J. Riddell, A. C. Tod

1929-1930

?

1930-1931

E. G. Brown, M. Buckley, M. Douglas, M. Duncan, C. Ewen, R. Matheson, M. Munn, E. Randolph

1931-1932

C. Barbour, Marjorie Brown, M. Douglas, C. Ewen, R. Matheson, M. Munn, E. Randolph

1932-1933

M. Brown, E. Buckley, M. Douglas, C. Ewen, R. Matheson, M. Munn, E. Randolph

1933-1934

O. E. Anderson, M. Brown, E. Buckley, M. Douglas, R. Matheson, M. Munn, E. Randolph

1934-1935

M. M. Crawford, M. Douglas, M. A. Jackson, R. Matheson, M. Munn, E. J. B. Oswald, E. Randolph

1935-1936

M. Crawford, B. Cruickshanks, M. Douglas, R. Matheson, M. Munn

1936-1937

M. Crawford, B. Cruikshank, M. Douglas, R. Matheson, M. Munn, E. Randolph

1937-1938

M. Douglas, R. Matheson, M. McCorriston (exchange), M. Munn, E. Randolph, P. Sloan

1938-1939

M. Douglas, R. Matheson, M. Munn, E. Randolph, P. Sloan

1939-1940

M. Douglas, R. Matheson, M. Munn, E. Randolph, P. Sloan

1940-1941

M. Douglas, R. Matheson, M. Munn, M. Perfect, E. Randolph

1941-1942

M. Douglas, R. Matheson, O. McLean, M. Munn, M. Perfect, E. Randolph

1942-1943

R. Matheson, M. Munn, E. Randolph

1943-1944

G. Barber, F. Dickson, R. Matheson, M. Munn

1944-1945

F. Dickson, E. Gibson, R. Matheson, M. Munn

1945-1946

F. Dickson, Edith Miller, M. Munn, C. Murphy

1946-1947

M. Corbett, F. Dickson, L. Langford, Edith Miller, C. Murphy

1947-1948

M. Corbett, F. Dickson, L. Langford, Edith Miller, C. Murphy, N. E. Ross, M. E. Thomas

1948-1949

Miss M. Corbett, Miss F. Dickson, Miss L. Langford, Edith Miller, Miss C. Murphy, Miss W. Templeman, Mrs. M. E. Thomas

1949-1950

Miss M. Corbett, Miss G. Graham, Miss L. Langford, Edith Miller, Miss W. Templeman, Miss M. E. Thomas

1950-1951

Miss M. Corbett, Miss E. Eldred, Miss M. Gwazd, Miss L. Langford, Edith Miller, Miss W. Templeman, E. Thomas

1951-1952

Miss M. Corbett, Miss M. Gwazd, Miss L. Langford, Edith Miller, Miss N. Mooney, Miss W. Templeman, Miss E. Thomas

1952-1953

Miss M. Corbett, Miss M. Gwazd, Miss L. Langford, Edith Miller, Miss N. Mooney, Miss W. Templeman, Miss M. E. Thomas

1953-1954

Miss M. Corbett, Miss M. Gwazd, Miss L. Langford, Mrs. M. D. McBride, Edith Miller, Miss E. Thomas, Mrs. J. Tymchak

1954-1955

Miss M. Corbett, Mrs. A. L. Davis, Mrs. M. Kulchysky, Edith Miller, Miss M. Rempel, Miss E. Thomas, Mrs. J. Tymchak

1955-1956

Miss M. Corbett, Miss A. L. Davis, Mrs. M. Klippenstein, Mrs. M. Kulchysky, Edith Miller, Miss C. M. Murphy, Miss E. Thomas

1956-1957

Miss M. Corbett, Miss E. Cuthbert, Miss Glenna Dandy, Miss A. Davis, Mrs. M. Kluchysky, Miss C. Murphy, Miss E. Thomas

1957-1958

Miss A. Davis, Miss F. Dergonsoff, Miss V. Doe, Miss E. Frere, Mrs. M. Kulchysky, Miss C. Murphy, Donalda Stanbra

1958-1959

Miss A. Davis, Mrs. V. Doe, Mrs. M. Kulchysky, Miss C. Murphy, Mrs. C. Raynes, Mrs. E. Shepherd, Donalda Stanbra

1959-1960

Miss A. Davis, Mrs. V. Doe, Mrs. O. Loewen, Miss C. Murphy, Mrs. M. I. McGill, Mrs. C. Raynes, Mrs. E. Shepherd, Donalda Stanbra

1960-1961

Mrs. V. Cooke, Miss A. Davis, Mrs. P. Kirk, Mrs. O. Loewen, Mrs. M. McGill, Miss C. Murphy, Mrs. L. Ormiston, Mrs. L. Shepherd, Donalda Stanbra

1961-1962

Mrs. V. Cooke, Miss A. Davis, Mrs. M. McGill, Miss C. Murphy, Mrs. L. Ormiston, Mrs. E. Shepherd, Mrs. E. Sims, Donalda Stanbra

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

Mrs. V. Cooke, Mrs. A. McLennan, Miss C. Murphy, Mrs. L. Ormiston, Miss L. Peters, Mrs. E. Shepherd, Mrs. E. Sims, Miss G. Sorflaten, Mrs. D. Stanley

1964-1965

Mrs. V. Cooke, Mrs. A. McLennan, Miss C. Murphy, Mrs. L. Ormiston, Miss L. Peters, Mrs. E. Shepherd, Mrs. E. Sims, Miss G. Sorflaten, Mrs. D. Stanley

1965-1966

Mrs. V. Cooke, Mrs. A. McLennan, Miss C. Murphy, Miss L. Peters, Mrs. E. Shepherd, Mrs. E. Sims, Miss G. Sorflaten, Mrs. D. Stanley, E. Thiessen

1966-1967

Mrs. S. Brough, Mrs. V. Cooke, Mrs. R. Curtis, W. A. Gibson, Mrs. A. M. McLennan, Miss C. Murphy, Miss L. Peters, Miss H. Pokrant, Mrs. E. Shepherd, Miss S. Slotin

1967-1968

Mrs. S. Brough, Mrs. V. Cooke, Mrs. R. Curtis, Mrs. A. McLennan, Miss S. Nyuli, Miss L. Peters, Miss H. Pokrant, Mrs. E. Shepherd, Mrs. I. Van Cauwenberghe, W. Waterman

1968-1969

Mrs. V. Cooke, Mrs. R. Curtis, Mrs. S. Harkness, Miss K. Harland, Miss M. Heywood, Miss S. Johnson, Miss L. Peters, Mrs. J. Riddell, Miss J. Stewart, Miss M. Toews, W. Waterman, Miss R. Wright

Photos & Maps

Wolseley School

Wolseley School (1921)
Source: Winnipeg School Board, Annual Report 1921, Legislative Library of Manitoba

Wolseley School

Wolseley School (April 2017)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Wolseley School

Wolseley School (October 2017)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88115, W97.18586
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wolseley School No. 305 (1882-1942)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lord Wolseley School / East Kildonan Collegiate (939 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

“Board approves $75,000 school,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 1 June 1921, page 17.

“2 schools, with room for 875 children, to be opened on Tuesday,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 26 October 1921, page 2.

“Three hundred Winnipeg school children [...],” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 1 November 1921, page 9.

“Empire Day in schools,” Manitoba Free Press, 24 May 1922, page 5.

“Winnipeg schools, No. 46—Wolseley,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 December 1922, page 14.

“14 school appointments confirmed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 May 1968, page 53.

Wolseley School, 511 Clifton Street South, Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, May 1996.

“New Principals named for five city schools,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 2005, page B6.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 February 2019

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