Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hamiota School No. 692 (Hamiota, Municipality of Hamiota)
The Hamiota School District was formally established in April 1892 and a school building was erected that year on the southeast corner of the farm of James Stewart in the Rural Municipality of Hamiota. In 1899, it was replaced by a two-classroom brick structure with a basement in Hamiota. The original school building was moved into the village and used as a private residence, later occupied by Mayor E. P. Venables. In 1908, two more classrooms were added to its southeast side, on a design by Winnipeg architect S. Frank Peters. The school was one of the first in Manitoba to participate in the consolidation movement when, in June 1912, it joined to Kerr School No. 220 and Chumah School No. 401 to form Hamiota Consolidated School No. 692. A second addition to the school, on the north side, was made in 1914. By the 1950s, it had four classrooms on each of two storeys. It was demolished in 1957 and replaced by the present structure nearby.
Principals (Hamiota Collegiate)
Vice-Principals (Hamiota Collegiate)
Among the other teachers of Hamiota School were Lillian Lawson, Bert Reid, L. Norris, A. C. Courtney, J. E. Simmon, H. A. Garland, K. M. Lewis, E. Cowan, K. Cameron, L. Ripley, J. N. McFarland, B. Coates, C. Q. Atkins, E. Graham, E. P. Latimer, V. P. McKenzie, R. Hawthorne, F. A. Lind, M. A. McConnell, M. McClumb, M. E. Andrew, M. Muldoon, L. Arnold, L. Hainstock, J. A. Rogers, M. Mair, A. L. Loundry, A. Mellar, F. Wilson, E. Hawthorne, Miss M. E. Usher, L. Nicol, M. E. Geddes, E. M. Burkholder, Beatrice Alice Hume, Rose Jane Vasey (wife of Frederick James Westcott), J. H. Woodhill, O. M. Horn, E. Steele, L. Hodges, K. Condell, T. Moloney, E. J. Mollerd, F. Turner, N. M. Molson, Weston Sweet, L. Hodges, E. E. Nelson, J. M. Howlett, I. Wilkinson, R. J. Fraser, L. A. Glinz, L. King, L. McDonald, O. M. Eby, J. M. Brown, K. Walley, D. B. Fraser, M. Lund, J. McCrindle, Russel H. Hayter, W. C. Campbell, R. Bundy, G. Pollard, A. Small, M. McCrindle, V. Howe, P. Haedisty, V. Murray, E. Brook, A. Dunn, V. Jeffrey, I. Birney, O. Smith, F. Francis, L. Kirk, N. Fraser, J. Cummings, L. Ellerington, D. Bridge, E. Jones, R. E. Rathwell, W. Bamford, E. J. Black, R. Stacey, A. C. Thompson, A. E. Lawson, Leonard H. Goldsborough, M. C. Brown, V. Jones, C. E. Morton, H. W. Savage, J. L. Hamilton, J. E. Leifer, V. A. Motherall, L. Giesbrecht, S. I. Coulter, M. Hazelwood, A. K. Butcher, H. E. Irwin, G. Scott, and Miss Mary Babuik.
Photos & Coordinates
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Wanted, contracts,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 June 1908, page 2.
“Hamiota, Man,” Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association map, 1916, Archives of Manitoba.
“Teachers at the convention,” Brandon Sun, 15 October 1920, page 6.
1921 Canada census, Ancestry.
The History of Hamiota by the Hamiota Women’s Institute, circa 1949.
A History of Hamiota Village and Municipalty by Hamiota Women’s Institute, 1953.
“Council reports,” Birtle Eyewitness, 3 October 1961, page 10.
“Current comments,” Hamiota Echo, 18 April 1962, page 2.
“Current comments,” Hamiota Echo, 29 June 1966, page 2.
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.
Obituary [Rose Jane Westcott], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 April 1985, page 31.
“Trustees conduct regular meeting,” Hamiota Echo, 13 September 1988, page 7.
We thank Len Goldsborough, Nathan Kramer, and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 January 2023