Historic Sites of Manitoba: Harrow School No. 464 (Municipality of Riverdale)
The Harrow School District was established formally in June 1886 and a school building was erected at a cost of $550 on SW22-11-20W in the Municipality of Riverdale. In 1923, the original frame structure was replaced by the present one, designed by Brandon architect David Marshall. The original Harrow School building is now at the Chapman Museum, after being used for a time as a granary. The school closed in July 1966 and its remaining students went to Rivers Consolidated School No. 1484. The building was later used as a community centre. Records for the school were transferred to the Archives of Manitoba in 2014.
The teachers who worked at Harrow School through the years were Miss McFarlin (1886), Florence Dadson (1887), Milton Hillis (1888), Milton Taylor (1889), Hannah Wilson (1890), Mr. McCracken (1891), Margaret Beveridge (1892, 1895), Blanche Cameron (1893), Alice Sherrin (1893), William Lockhart (1894), Ada Cascaden (1894), Jessie Barton (1896), Louise Murray (1896), Alice Gilbert (1897), Lulu Rowe (1898), Jennie Poole (1899), Sarah Lander (1899-1900), Miss M. Morrison (1901), Miss B. Emmons (1902), Miss B. Scott (1903), Miss I. Blackburn (1904-1905), Miss Stinson (1906-1907), Miss Eva Cuddy (1907-1908), Miss E. Armstrong (1908), Miss B. Knowlton (1909), Miss E. Mawhinney (1909), Miss P. Haigh (1910), Miss K. Smith (1910), Miss M. Chester (1911), Miss I. Drummond (1912), Miss M. McDonald (1912), Miss M. Hodgson (1913), Miss O. Henderson (1914-1917), Miss E. M. Bayne (1918), Miss M. Grant (1918), Miss A. Grant (1918-1920), Miss A. Burdette (1921), Miss H. Rogers (1922), Miss I. Nevin (1922), Miss M. McLaren (1923), Mr. H. Blain (1924), Miss A. Hunter (1924-1925), Miss Edna Stewart (1925-1928), Miss E. Kennedy (1928-1929), Miss E. McLatchie (1929-1930), Miss N. Snyder (1930-1932), Miss Margaret Cochrane (1932-1933), Florence Baker Russell (1933-1939), Miss V. Hatch (1939-1941), Miss M. Cowan (1941-1942), Miss O. House (1942-1943), Miss I. Smith (1943-1944), Miss J. Wadsworth (1944-1945), Miss Gretta Hogeland (1945-1946), Miss W. Armstrong (1946), Miss J. Burnett (1947-1949), Mrs. E. Rinn (1949-1951), Miss R. Shaver (1951-1952), Mrs. E. Main (1952-1953), Miss H. Brown (1953), Miss T. Isaac (1953-1954), Miss Wilma Hedley (1954-1955), Miss G. McPherson (1955-1956), Miss E. Senkow (1956-1957), Mrs. I. Mansfield (1957), Mrs. Doreen Smith (1959-1960), Mrs. Marjorie Penny (1960-1961), Miss Margaret McAree (1961-1963), Mrs. Ruth Curtis (1963-1965), and Mrs. Bernice McDonald (1965-1966).
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.
From Generation to Generation by the Kirkham Bridge Women’s Institute, 1988, 166 pp.
We thank Lois Allen (Chapman Museum) for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 April 2020
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