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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mafeking School No. 1275 (Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne)

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The Mafeking School District was established formally in May 1902 and a one-room schoolhouse operated in the southeast corner of SW20-19-12W in what is now the Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne. The building was destroyed by fire in 1927 and classes resumed in a private residence at the southeast corner of SE16-19-12W (1927-1929) and in an abandoned home (1929-1930). At that time, low enrollment prompted the closure of the school. The district was dissolved in April 1936 and its catchment area became part of the Glenella Municipal School District No. 1006.

Among the teachers of Mafeking School were Mr. Shuttleworth (c1902), Joseph Baldwin (1905-1906), Ethel M. Bowler (1906), Stuart F. Arthur (1907), C. A. D. Tetn (1907-1908), Carrie Connolly (1907-1908), James A. Atrill (1909), Bertha Hannah (1909), Clara Langseth (1910, 1911-1915, 1917-1924), Myrtle Sunley (1911), Jessie Clark (1916), Margaret McMann (1916), Una Williams (1916), Natalie Hoehn (1924-1925), Miss Dyck (1925-1927), Miss Ruth Brewster (1925-1927), Jessie Batty, Kay Haddon, and Helen Reimer (1927-1929).

Mafeking School

Mafeking School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 89.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.63985, W99.10204
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mafeking Village School No. 1689 (Mafeking, RM of Mountain)

Sources:

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.

Tracks of Time: Glenella and Districts by Glenella History Committee, 1990, pages 116-117. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.G65 Tra]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 August 2023

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