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Memorable Manitobans: School Inspectors of Manitoba

In a report to the Manitoba government in January 1888, the duties of the School Inspectors were listed as follows:

  1. To visit the schools in his charge; at each such visit to examine into the condition of the school as respects the progress of the pupils in learning, the order and discipline observed, the system of instruction pursued, the method of keeping the school register, the average attendance of pupils, the condition of the school premises, and in case of a new school house, its building and equipment, and to give such advice to teachers, pupils and officers of the school district as he may judge proper.
  2. To ascertain the nature of the certificate held by the teacher, and to report to the Superintendent any case of the employment of an unauthorized teacher.
  3. To recommend suitable persons for interim certificates in case where certificated teachers cannot be obtained, to encourage the attendance of persons at intermediate schools who are preparing for third class certificates.
  4. To report to the Superintendent any matter relating to the character or usefulness of any teacher in his inspectorial division.
  5. To hold such conventions of teachers in each inspectorial division as he may find practicable under the direction of the Board of Education.
  6. To see that no unauthorized text books are used in the schools and generally that the regulations of the Board are observed.
  7. To give any information in his power, to make special visits of investigation regarding any matter affecting any school district, which may be deired by the Superintendent.
  8. To assist the Superintendent in compiling statistics of the schools in the province when so desired by him between February 1st and March 15th.
  9. To be ex-officio members of the Provincial Board of examiners of candidates for Provincial certificates and to perform the duties thereof without extra remuneration.
  10. To report half yearly to the Superintendent upon the condition of each school under their inspection and to make in addition an annual report in February as to the condition of the schools in their divisions.
  11. To perform from time to time such other duties as may reasonably be required by the Board.

Inspector

Period

Harold Ludlow Albright (1888-1955)

1929-1952

John Baderski (c1865-1953)

1903-1906

George Wesley Bartlett (1876-1950)

1919-?

Bernice Scott Bateman (1907-1996)

1945-1948

Robert Edward Beecher (1892-1978)

1929-1956

Francis Henry “Frank” Belton (1869-1936)

1908-1929

John Nellson “Jack” Belton (1906-1981)

1955-1971

Edward Ernest Best (1852-1935)

1888-?

William Robertson Beveridge (1873-1949)

1916-1944

Charles Douglas Bollman (1917-1986)

1954-1983

Wilfrid Gatley Booth (1904-1986)

1941-1958

Hugh Jamieson Borthwick (1824-1916)

?-?

Eleanor Boyce (c1899-1997)

1948-1956

Mary Margaret “Margery” Brooker (1901-1955)

1941-1946, 1948-1955

Harvey Richard Brown (1895-1962)

1939-1941, 1947-1960

John Melville Brown (1913-1996)

1941-1943

Godias R. Brunet (c1882-1977)

1911-1919

Joseph William Butcher (1906-1997)

1954-1970

John Chester Callander (1914-1986)

1960-?

Alexander Charles Campbell (1874-1951)

1906-1910

John Chalaturnyk (1915-2001)

1956-1966

John Walter Clarke (c1887-1972)

1929-1947

Hugh Connolly (1890-1970)

1927-1955

Arthur H. Corriveau

1960-?

William Joseph Cram (1861-1940)

1901-1906

Hugh Duncan Cumming (1879-1942)

1946-?

Robert William “Bob” Dalton (1911-1999)

1948-?

John Bruce Day (1902-1955)

1941-?

Maurice Alfred Decosse (1928-1977)

1964-1977

Sidney George Denham (1909-1989)

1951-?

Arthur Cecil Diehl (1910-1990)

1956-1973

Joseph Antonin “Tony” Duhamel (1919-2003)

1957-1983

Howard Melville Dunfield (1912-2000)

1952-?

James Erron Stanley Dunlop (1882-1945)

1911-1945

John Dyck

1966-?

Henry Johnston “Harry” Everall (1877-1933)

1927-1933

Michael Ewanchuk (1908-2004)

1946-1973

Allan B. Fallis (1874-1948)

1905-1939

Theophilus Grant Finn (1865-1934)

1911-1914, 1916-1929

Leonard Abraham Floyde (1918-1990)

1955-1968

B. Franklin (c1851-?)

?-?

William Friesen (1904-1984)

1960-1970

Peter Henry Funk (1906-2003)

?-?

John Albert “Jack” George (1899-1970)

1938-1965

Jack Hersey Gibson (1917-2009)

1959-1976

Malcolm “Mac” Gillies (1911-2004)

1957-?

Joseph William Gordon (1868-1954)

1910-?

Roger Goulet (1867-1946)

1900-1932

Heinrich Joseph “Henry” Graff (1869-1935)

?-1931

Bernard Murray Grafton (1909-1995)

1947-1958

G. R. Green

1966-?

George A. Guilbault (c1919-1991)

1962-1966

Marshall Hall-Jones (1865-1927)

1908-1927

William Christopher Hartley (1869-1936)

1911-1936

Norman G. Harvey

1962-1967

Albert James Hatcher (1880-1970)

1909-1927, 1941-1950

Alvin Corbett Heaney (1911-1989)

1956-?

Robert Lloyd Hedley (1920-1982)

1959-1960

William James Henderson (?-1945)

1943-1945

Archibald Adam Herriot (1881-1956)

1911-1947

Albert Lee Herron (1895-1970)

c1962

Archibald Wesley Hooper (1868-1941)

1901-1913

George Hunter (1873-1952)

1914-1939

Kenneth R. Jasper (?-?)

1959-?

Mark Jukes (1842-1932)

1883-1886

Arthur Franklin Kerr (1904-1987)

1938-1970

Stephen John Klym (1913-2010)

1960-1975

Erwin Knapp (c1876-1951)

1922-1941

M. Kozak

1965-1966

Leopold Raymond Labossiere (1913-1969)

1951-1960

Sidney Edward Lang (1864-1950)

1890-1922

Royden Frederick Lee (1917-2006)

1959-1964

Robert William Lightly (1909-1985)

1946-1949

William Stanley “Bill” Lockhart (1896-1978)

1938-1963

Peter Michael Luba (1923-2003)

1966

Hanford James “Mac” MacDonald (1908-1989)

1959-?

James Kenneth Mackay (c1912-1968)

1953-1964

Robert James Mackenzie (1887-1977)

1936-1953

Thomas Martin Maguire (1857-1925)

1892-?

Arthur James Manning (1875-?)

?-1941

C. E. Marshall

1966

Alexander Matheson (1827-1911)

?-1881

Daniel Hereward McCalman (1861-1938)

1888-1898

J. Roland McCurdy (1923-2007)

1961-?

Robert Leslie McIntosh (1925-2011)

1965-?

John R. McMurdy

1962-?

Alexander McIntyre (1861-1928)

1898-1901

John Hamilton Menzies (1904-1998)

1946-1969

Alvin Samuel Miller (1914-2004)

1954-1979

Harold Preston Moffat (1906-1998)

1947-1959

Andrew Moore (1890-1974)

1927-?

Clarence Moore (1884-1977)

?-?

Richard Moore (1908-1996)

1949-?

Duncan Bruce Moorhead (1889-1951)

?-?

James Boyd Morrison (1872-1941)

1911-1938

Harold Albert Mouritsen (c1918-1969)

1956-1969

John Wesley Alexander “Jack” Muirhead (1906-1996)

1955-1972

Celeste Joseph Muller (1901-1986)

1936-1960

Frank J. Neufeld

1965-?

Gerhard G. Neufeld (1884-1945)

1929-1941

Charles Kenning Newcombe (1877-1944)

1905-1909

John Erle Outhwaite

1960-?

William S. Patterson (1904-1967)

c1950-c1966

Elbridge Doty Parker (1884-1981)

1911-1949

Richard R. “Dick” Partridge (1922-1990)

1962-1975

William Joseph Parr (1867-1943)

1904-1937

William S. Patterson (1904-1967)

1946-1967

John Sawford Peach (1883-1968)

1913-1947

John Alexius Peterson (c1885-1959)

1941-1951

James Humphrey Plewes (1873-1963)

1924-?

Carl Leo Pokrant (1908-1992)

1953-?

Adrien Potvin

1905-1914

Ernest Harvey Reid (1903-1956)

1938-?

James Robert Reid (1882-1966)

1942

William Charles “Charlie” Rhind (1904-1982)

1947-1969

Harold Elwin Riter (1892-1967)

1947-1952

George Herbert Robertson (1876-?)

?-1946

Norman Robson (1900-1978)

1948-1966

Clifford Knox Rogers (1889-1968)

1925-?

Alexander S. Rose (1858-1928)

?-?

George William Sadler (1909-1999)

1957-?

Victor Fulton Sanderson (1922-2002)

1968-?

John Peter Sigvaldason (1904-1986)

1937-1940

Eldon Franklin Simms (c1908-1964)

1940-1964

Lawrence Stanley “Stan” Smith (1905-1986)

?-1966

John Henry Sparling (1862-1922)

 

Robert McKay Stevenson (1882-1970)

1942-?

Andrew Stewart (1851-1925)

?-?

Duncan Alexander Stewart (1850-1936)

?-?

Duncan Hector Stewart (1912-1999)

1953-?

James H. Stewart (?-1883)

?-1883

James Maxwell Taylor (?-?)

1964-?

Donald Richard Thom (1908-1988)

1954-?

Karl Baldwin Thorkelson (1896-?)

1949-1962

James Tod (1869-1930)

1919-1930

Nicholas Toews

1963-?

Norman S. Toms (?-?)

1965-?

Washburn Van Dusen (1869-?)

1913

Ross Emerson Vasey (1910-2001)

1956-1959

Clarence David “Casey” Voigt (1903-1988)

1949-1969

Edward Howson Walker (1867-1927)

1905-1927

Bernhard W. “Bernard” Warkentin (1892-1984)

1937-1957

Hugh William Watson (1872-?)

1912-?

Maxim George Wawrykow (1902-1977)

1959-1968

Albert Cook West (1880-1923)

1920-1923

Andrew Willows [Andreas Weidenhammer] (1863-1925)

1910-1925

Thomas Melvin Whitley (1906-2000)

1953-1971

Alexander John Wilson (1913-1991)

1961-1966

David Scott Woods (1884-1966)

1915-1935

David James Wright (1861-1925)

1907-1925

Alexander Lovelace Young (1860-1928)

1893-1925

Sources:

“Board of Education,” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 28 December 1881, page 1.

Report of the Superintendent of Education for the Protestant Schools of Manitoba, for the year ending 31st January, 1888. Legislative Library of Manitoba.

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

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 August 2017

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