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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Butterfield School No. 1328 (RM of Edward)

The Butterfield School District was established formally in May 1904 and, by October 1905, it opened a school on the southwest corner of 15-2-29W in the Rural Municipality of Edward. The school closed in 1943 and, henceforth, students from this area were sent to Pierson School. As of 2012, the building still stands on the privately-owned site and is used for storage.

Among the teachers who worked at Butterfield School were Evelyn Edwards (1905), M. Boake, R. Mayes, W. Mayes, E. Halliday, G. Harvey, M. McFetridge, B. Donton, A. Haight, V. Haight, B. Melvin, E. Basted, V. Dandy, L. Boyd, M. Seeback, E. Reynolds, E. Elgar, A. Gee, M. Hawkins, H. Miller, H. Gooden, C. Doughty, A. McMunn, M. McPherson, K. Dempsey, E. Browton, M. Findley, O. Tibbatts, R. J. Parker, R. J. Heron, Mrs. M. Harlton, N. McConnell, D. Kielhorn, M. Pringle, and M. Jasper.

Butterfield School

Butterfield School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 98.

Butterfield School

The former Butterfield School building (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.11851, W101.29475
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Harvests of Time: History of the R.M. of Edward by Edward History Book Committee, 1983, pages 142-144.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 July 2014

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