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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Edington School No. 933 (Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne)

The Edington School District was formally established in March 1898 and a building was erected at this site in what is now the Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne. It closed in 1955 and was dissolved in January 1967.

Among the teachers of Edington School were M. Edith McLaughlin (1906-1909), Lilian E. Lamb (1910), Mabel C. Andrews (1911), Louise A. Foreman (1912), Grace Nevill (1912-1913), Margaret Johnson (1913), William Makle Pecover (1913-1915), Florence Beam (1916), G. O‘Connor (1916), Isabella A. Sutherland (1916), Clara E. Fletcher (1917), Bessie M. Finck (1917), Mildred L. Merrick (1917-1918), Lillian Arnold (1918-1919), Archibald McMurchy (1919-1920), Robert C. McMurchy (1920), F. S. Chisholm (1921), Elizabeth M. Gair (1921), Evelyn M. Rogers (1921-1922), William James McLaughlin (1922-1930), Rhoda E. Wilkinson (1930-1931), Margaret E. McLaughlin (1932-1933), Ross Addison Smith (1935-1939), Victor Charles Armstrong (1939-1941), E. Jean Jackson (1941), Sylvia McLean (1941-1942), Catherine Jean MacDougall (1942-1943), Dorothy Myrtle Boyd (1943-1944), Genevieve Elizabeth McClelland (1944-1945), Margaret Jean Lowry (1945), Ruth Sophia Seekings (1945-1946), Mabel Adelaide Butler (1945-1947), Eleanor Gladys Alguire (1947-1949), Glenn Robert Charles (1949), Patrick J. Ollenberger (1949-1950), Douglas Gunn (1950-1951), Vivian Lillee (1951), Carol Koroliuk (1951), Verna Edith Coray Carlson (1952-1953), Lena Rempel (1953), Lynne Bird (1953-1954), and Waldermar Rempel (1954-1955).

Edington School

Edington School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 25.

Edington School commemorative monument

Edington School commemorative monument (August 2011)
Source: Allan Drysdale

Site Location (lat/long): N50.41769, W99.16821
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.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Edington School District No. 933 Daily Registers, GR3152, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Allan Drysdale, Gordon Goldsborough, and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 23 August 2018

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