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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Earl Oxford School (540 Eighteenth Street, Brandon)

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Earl Oxford School was built in Brandon in 1928, at the intersection of Eighteenth Street and Victoria Avenue.

Principals

Period

Principal

1928-1941

John Hammond Irwin (1886-1952)

1941-1942

Gabriel Richard Rowe (1897-1968)

1942-1948

John Hammond Irwin (1886-1952)

1948-1962

Gabriel Richard Rowe (1897-1968)

1962-1965

?

1965-1966

Mr. G. M. Dunbar

1966-1973

Mr. P. J. Caryk

Teachers (partial list)

School Year

Teachers

1930-1931

Mrs. M. B. Cannon, Marguerite McDole, Jean Ross, Alexandrina Walker, Florence Wilson, Irene Winn

1931-1932

Mrs. Mary B. Cannon, Marguerite McDole, Jean Ross, Melva Todd, Alexandrina Walker, Florence Wilson, E. Irene Winn

1932-1933

M. B. Cannon, Marguerite McDole, Jean Ross, Melva Todd, Alexandrina Walker, Florence Wilson, E. Irene Winn

1933-1934

?

1934-1935

Mrs. M. B. Cannon, Miss Winnifred Morrison, Miss Jean Ross, Miss Melva Todd, Miss Alexandrina Walker, Miss Florence Wilson, Miss E. Irene Winn

1935-1936

Mrs. M. B. Cannon, Henry F. Hyson, Miss Winnifred Morrison, Miss Jean Ross, Miss Melva Todd, Miss Florence Wilson, Miss E. Irene Winn

1936-1937

Mrs. M. B. Cannon, Marjorie Fitton, Roy B. Lobb, Jean Ross, Melva Todd, Florence Wilson, E. Irene Winn

1937-1938

Mrs. M. B. Cannon, Miss Marjorie Fitton, Henry F. Hyson, Miss Jean Ross, Miss Melva Todd, Miss Florence Wilson, Miss Irene Winn

1938-1939

Miss Blodwen Bowen (England), Mrs. Mary B. Cannon, Miss Majorie Fitton,  Henry F. Hyson, Miss Melva Todd, Miss Florence Wilson, Miss Irene Winn

1939-1940

Mrs. Mary B. Cannon, Miss Marjorie Fitton, Henry F. Hyson, Miss Melva Todd, Miss Florence Wilson, Miss Irene Winn

1940-1941

Mrs. M. B. Cannon, Miss Marjorie Fitton, F. Goodwin, Henry F. Hyson, Miss Kathleen King, Miss Irene Winn

1941-1942

Mary B. Cannon, Marion Delmage, Marjorie Fitton, Kathleen King, Edith Ward, E. Irene Winn, Edythe Wood

1942-1943

Miss Margaret Crosbie, Miss Marion Delmage, Joseph Federick, Miss Irene Winn, Miss Edith Ward, Miss Edythe Wood

1943-1944

Jean Chapman, Margaret Crosbie, Olive House, Henry F. Hyson, Edith Ward, E. Irene Winn

1944-1945

?

1945-1946

?

1946-1947

?

1947-1948

?

1948-1949

?

1949-1950

?

1950-1951

?

1951-1952

?

1952-1953

?

1953-1954

?

1954-1955

?

1955-1956

?

1956-1957

?

1957-1958

Morris Bohonos, ?

1958-1959

Morris Bohonos, ?

1959-1960

Morris Bohonos, ?

1960-1961

Morris Bohonos, ?

1961-1962

Morris Bohonos, ?

1962-1963

Morris Bohonos, ?

1963-1964

Morris Bohonos, ?

1964-1965

?

1965-1966

?

1966-1967

?

1967-1968

F. Andrews, Mrs. E. Barnes (grade 6), Mrs. L. Bedford (grade 1), Mr. P. J. Caryk (grade 8), Mrs. L. Dechka (grade 7), Mr. L. Dyrkacz (grade 8), Mrs. S. Figol (grade 2), Mrs. J. Grant (grade 8), Mrs. M. Gregory (grade 8), M. Harper, Mrs. M. Johnston (grade 5), Mrs. S. Kennedy (grade 7), J. D. Kitz (grade 8), Mr. J. McAuley (grade 7), Miss S. McDonald (grade 4), Mrs. E. McKenzie (grade 8), Mr. E. P. Misanchuk (grade 8), Mrs. L. Paterson (grade 3), O. Reid, Mrs. P. Reid (grade 7), Mrs. R. Sutherland (grade 7), Bryce Tannahill (grade 7)

Among the other teachers of Earl Oxford School were Robert J. Coates, Mrs. L. R. Sutherland (1965-1966), and Lawrence Dyrkacz (1966-1967).

Photos & Maps

Earl Oxford School

Earl Oxford School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7456, Album 4, Page 65.

Earl Oxford School

Postcard of Earl Oxford School (no date) by R. J. Snazel
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0060

Earl Oxford School

Earl Oxford School (October 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.84136, W99.96242
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Earl Haig School (First Street, Brandon)

Sources:

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

“List of teachers public school,” Brandon Daily Sun, 1 September 1930.

“All schools to open Monday for fall term here,” Brandon Daily Sun, 27 August 1931.

“One addition only to city schools staff,” Brandon Daily Sun, 30 August 1932.

“Some changes on teaching staff of public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 31 August 1934.

“Schools to open Tuesday for fall term in city,” Brandon Daily Sun, 31 August 1935.

“Few changes in teaching staff as all schools in city open Monday morning,” Brandon Daily Sun, 29 August 1936.

“Five new teachers on staff of Brandon schools for fall term commencing next week,” Brandon Daily Sun, 27 August 1937.

“Teaching staff public school,” Brandon Daily Sun, 30 August 1938.

“Schools staff public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 2 September 1939.

“Seven changes on teaching staff of the public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 28 September 1940.

“Important changes made in teaching staff for opening schools here Tuesday,” Brandon Daily Sun, 27 August 1941.

“Elementary and junior high schools open tomorrow for fall term after long holidays,” Brandon Daily Sun, 26 August 1942.

“Eleven new teachers on staff as schools prepare to open for fall term commencing Monday,” Brandon Daily Sun, 28 August 1943.

Brandon Elementary Schools, 1867-1979, Canada-Confederation, Brandon School Division, 1967.

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

We thank Tim Dekker, Greg Sigurdson, and Catherine Harley for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 September 2015

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