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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Chesterville School No. 182 (RM of Roblin)

The Chesterville School District was established formally in August 1883 and a frame school building was erected the next year at NE14-1-15 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Roblin, on land homesteaded by Richard T. Stead. It was later relocated to SE14-1-15W. The school closed in 1966 and its remaining students went to Cartwright School No. 174. The school building is no longer present at the site but a monument commemorates it.

The teachers who worked at Chesterville School through the years included Norman Taylor (1885), L. W. Stone (1886), M. Blythe (1887), Margaret McKibbin (1888), David Duncan (1889), Alice Dougall (1889-1893), Sam P. Way (1893), Clara Potter (1894-1895), Marnie E. Sargent (1895), W. J. McCullough (1896-1900), Ernest Tugersoll (1900), Mina Davidson (1901), Frances H. Creighton (1902), John R. English (1903), Agnes B. Dougall (1903-1905), Mary E. Trider (1907), Nina Waddell (1907), I. A. Lane (1908-1910), Gertrude Sweet (1910-1912), Sabie Privatt (1911), Lorna B. Ireson (1914), Christena Allan (1914-1915), Effie R. Johnson (1915-1916), Vera Tait (1915-1916), Alice E. Dunsmore (1916-1917), J. Inga Tergesen (1917-1918), F. E. McIntyre (1918-1920), Stella Hill (1920-1922), Kathleen Hyslop (1922-1923), Nora E. Davidson (1923-1924), W. E. Caven (1924-1925), Lois Brownell (1925-1927), Irene Finely (1927-1928), Hermina Johnson (1929-1936), S. Margaret Oliver (1936-1937), Kathleen Mayhew (1937-1938), Elma C. Spence (1937-1938), Dorothy McMillan (1938-1939), Lillian Dott (1939-1940), Vera Haggyard (1940-1941), Ada Tait (1941-1942), Annie E. Craige (1942-1943), Elva S. Nixon (1942-1943), M. Kathleen Pollock (1943-1944), Myra I. McKellar (1944-1945), Marjorie V. MacDonald (1945-1946), Irene Carter (1946-1947), Mrs. N. V. Craig (1947-1951), Dorothy McKitrick (1950-1951), Harold Winlaw (1951-1952), Merrill D. Groff (1952-1953), Shirley Groff (1953-1954), M. Darlene Armstrong (1954-1955), Patricia Winram Porter (1955-1957), M. Ruth Woods Harris (1957-1958), Joan Mullin Mogk (1958-1959), Marlene McKelvey (1959-1965), and Dorothy Schram (1965-1966).

Chesterville School

Aerial view of the Chesterville School site, with students playing a ball game in the yard (date unknown)
Source: A Journey Through the Years at Chesterville: 1884 to 1966, Chesterville School District. [Copy at Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.C39Jou]

Chesterville School

Chesterville School monument (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.03664, W99.36968
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

A Journey Through the Years at Chesterville: 1884 to 1966, Chesterville School District. [Copy at Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.C39Jou]

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: 21 December 2013

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