Historic Sites of Manitoba: Richard School No. 1092 (Somerset, Municipality of Lorne)

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The Richard School District was established formally in June 1900 and a school operated in Somerset. In 1959, the district was consolidated with Bertram School No. 2097 and Harmer School No. 415 to form the Richard Consolidated School District No. 1092. Later, it became part of the Mountain School Division.





Esther A. Bayer


Mrs. E. A. Sparling


P. A. Frossais


Elzear Joseph Lavoie (1905-1938)


J. A. Dansereau


Henry Joseph Grenon (1881-1981)


Aline A. Hebert


Douglas Gordon Pomeroy (1911-1968)


Joseph Antonin “Tony” Duhamel (1919-2003)


Sister Mary Alexandre


Sister May Rose-Elaine


Helene Rousseau [Sister Pauline-Antoinette] (1927-2024)


School Year



Miss Leger, N. M. McM?, Miss Roy

Among the other teachers of Richard School were Mansell Allan Davis (1906) and Renée-France Labossière.

Photos & Coordinates

Richard School

Richard School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 56.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.41468, W98.66200
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Somerset School (775 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg)


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

School District Formation Files [Richard School District No. 1092], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

“Aerial view of Somerset, 17 May 1944,” Charles J. Gingras collection #158, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Joen Hadfield for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 June 2022

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