Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rosery School No. 1907 (RM of Armstrong)

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The Rosery School District in the Rural Municipality of Armstrong was organized formally in September 1917 using land that had formerly been part of the Morning Star School District No. 1531 as well as some non-districted land. In 1918, a $2,000 wooden-frame schoolhouse was built, based on architectural drawings by Eldred Dodsworth Tuttle, at 17-20-2 West. In December 1918, a further $700 was borrowed to dig a well, erect a stable, complete furnishing the schoolhouse, and expand the structure to 20 feet by 32 feet.

On 7 June 1920, an honour roll for students of Rosery School who were killed during military service in the First World War was unveiled in a ceremony at the school. The present whereabouts of the roll is unknown.

District enrollment would peak around 15 pupils, though it dropped off quickly. The school closed in the early 1920s, after which the roughly half-dozen pupils went to schools in adjacent districts. By the spring of 1926, classes for the majority of remaining pupils were held in the Booth School District. In November 1926, the district took out a $2,000 loan and relocated the Rosery School building from NE-4-20-2W to SW-14-19-2W where it became New Booth School. In May 1936, the Rosery School District was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Armstrong Municipal School District No. 1842.

Among the teachers of Rosery School were Robert McKee Frayne (Fall 1919), Mary I. Souter (Spring 1920 - Fall 1921), and Ellen G. Roman (Spring 1922).

Rosery School

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.69679, W97.68216
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties





Birth Date

Death Date

Charles William Booth


2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry


8 April 1895

9 August 1918

Howard Booth


44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


6 February 1897

30 October 1918

Thomas Done

Gasoline Traction Engineer

27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry



6 November 1917

Frederick Foote


78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


26 September 1880

9 April 1917

Baldur Kristjanson


44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


9 October 1892

11 August 1918

Alexander Souter
[Next of Kin, St. Johns]


5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


2 November 1895

18 October 1916

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Eldred Dodsworth Tuttle (1878-1965)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Old Booth School No. 1444 (RM of Armstrong)


“Neveton honor roll unveiled,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 June 1920, page 9.

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.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Rosery School District No. 1907 - Daily Register, GR11220 , Archives of Manitoba.

Corporate Security registered documents (ATG 0089), #25 School District of Rosery, GR12576, Archives of Manitoba.

Corporate Security registered documents (ATG 0089), #48 School District of Rosery, GR12576, Archives of Manitoba.

Corporate Security registered documents (ATG 0089), #52 School District of Rosery, GR12576, Archives of Manitoba.

School division and school district formation files (E 0027), Rosery School District No. 1907, GR1688, Archives of Manitoba.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

Orders-In-Council (EC 0003A), Order-in-Council No. 30611, GR1530, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Darryl Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 30 January 2024

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