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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hilltop School No. 801 (Municipality of Clanwilliam-Erickson)

The Hilltop School District was organized formally in November 1893 and it operated a school building on the northeast quarter of 24-17-18W in what is now the Municipality of Clanwilliam-Erickson. The district became consolidated into the Erickson Consolidated School No. 2405 in January 1962 and the school was closed in 1966. The building was renovated into a private residence.

The teachers of Hilltop School were Georgiana Gilmore (1906), A. Nelson Grant (1907), Paul Bardal (1908), Irene E. Black (1909-1910), Olive I. Rose (1911), Daisy Churchill (1912-1913), Cora C. Crossman (1913-1917), Mabel C. Christopherson (1917), Mabel Hainstock (1917-1919), G. Janie Irwin (1918), M. M. Halpenny (1920-1921), M. Ethel Ferguson (1921), Helen M. Shaw (1922), Elizabeth A. Davies (1922-1923), Wallace H. McIntyre (1923), Rose Leavsky (1923-1924), Annie C. V. Carlson (1924-1927), Cecilia W. Johnson (1927-1928), Bessie Walsh (1928), Pearl Mabel Hazelwood (1928-1930), Margaret Jean Wey (1930-1936), Gudbjorg Bertha Danielson (1936-1937), Marjorie Evelyn Crerar (1937-1938), Edith Margaret Miller (1938-1939), Gisella Gladys McIntyre (1939-1940), Catherine Bunten Makepeace (1940-1941), Muriel Jessie Anderson (1941-1942), Doris Pauline Gronbach (1942-1943), Rita Doreen McIntyre (1943-1944), Florence Mabel Hillstrand (1944-1945), Mary Jeanne Malyna (1945-1946), Lawrence Milton Budz (1946-1947), Iona M. Post (1947), Margaret Jean Hillstrand (1947-1948), Audrey May (1948-1949), Phyllis Clink (1949-1950), Evelyn Ruth Hofdahl (1950-1951), Catherine Carmichael (1951-1952), Edith Mary Carmichael (1952-1953), Marina Shirley McCullough (1953-1954), Glen Burton Young (1954-1957), Marion Olive Usick (1957-1960), and Phyllis Jean Maduke (1960-1966).

Hilltop School

Hilltop School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 2.

Former Hilltop School building

Former Hilltop School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 244.

Former Hilltop School building

Former Hilltop School building (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Hilltop School commemorative monument

Hilltop School commemorative monument (September 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.46947, W99.81687
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.

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

Manitoba School Records Collection, Hilltop School No. 801 Daily Registers, GR2063, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Nathan Kramer, Drew Makepeace, and Rose Kuzina for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 September 2020

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