Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hiltonmye School No. 719 (Hilton, RM of Prairie Lakes)
The Hiltonmye School District was established formally in July 1892 and a school building was later erected in Hilton, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Prairie Lakes. The school closed in 1968 and its remaining students went to Glenboro Consolidated School No. 2367. The former school building was used for a time as a cattle shed but was destroyed by fire sometime after 2006. A monument commemorates it at the site.
Among the other teachers of Hiltonmye School were Mr. Mott, Mr. Laird, Tom Ebbern, Mr. Sandiland, Miss Anderson, Bertha Telfer, A. B. Russell, Professor Smith, Harry P. McPhail, Miss Keeping (1906), Mr. Shepherd (1907), Miss Evelyn Ebbern (1911), Miss Helena Robertson (1912-1913), Miss Beryl McNevin (1913-1914), Miss McGowan (1914), Miss Van Vliet (1911-1914), Miss Lavina MacKenzie (1915-1916), Miss Fern Morden (1915-1916), Miss Mary Graham (1917), Miss Hearne (1917-1918), Robert Dunlop (1917-1918), Miss Ross (1919), Jean Scott (1920), Miss Jessie Dayton (1920-1921), Uldena Livingstone (1922-1923), Eva Reynolds (1924-1925), Gladys Dowd (1925-1926), Marjorie Dunn (1926-1927), Clara Beatrice McQuarrie (1927-1929), Betty Morgan (1929-1933), Muriel Wilds (1933-1935), Verna Huges (1935-1936), Iris Sharpe (1936-1940), Ina McLeod (1940-1942), Jean McPhail (1942-1943), Mr. J. Arnett (1940-1943), Jean MacKenzie (1943-1944), Ernest Berg (1943-1944), Dorothy Reid (1944-1946), Marguerite Howden (1944-1945), Miss Hack (1945-1946), Mrs. Stan Stouffer (1946-1949), Bruce Stewart (1946-1947), Lorne Farough (1947-1948), Walter Adolf (1948-1949), Mrs. Dan Graham (1949-1950), Alice Boulton (1949-1950), Aloma McPhail (1950-1951), J. G. Toews (1950-1951), Pat Williams (1951-1952), H. Bruce (1951-1952), I. M. Jamieson (1952-1953), Mel Bell (1952-1953), Mrs. Mable Sabad (1953-1957), Gordon Senoff (1953-1954), J. B. Embree (1954-1955), Julia Kowbel (1955-1956), L. O. Long (1956-1957), Joan Sandven (1957-1959), Andrew Moffat (1957-1961), Marie Young (1961-1963), and Sheila MacGregor (1963-1966).
Photos & Maps
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
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.
Hilton Heritage, Hilton History Book Committee, 1987, page 31.
We thank Dennis Ginter for providing additional information used here.
Page revised: 3 July 2019
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