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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nesbitt School No. 724 (Nesbitt, Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)

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The Nesbitt School District was established in December 1892 and a schoolhouse operated in Nesbitt in what is now the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa. It became Nesbitt Consolidated School in 1962 when it was consolidated with several rural schools from the surrounding area, including Minnewawa School No. 372, Riverbank School No. 384, and Bertha School No. 861. It closed in 1968.

Principals

Period

Principal

1936-1937

Richard “Dick” Moore (1908-1996)

1937-1939

?

1939-1940

Allin John Pybus (1913-1991)

1940-1941

G. E. Bjornson

1941-1943

Kathleen Pitt

1943-1944

Elsie Henry

1944-1945

Marion Thomson

1945-1946

Thomas Bell (1913-1996)

1946-1947

Stella Howelko Dunn (1916-2000)

1947-1948

Norma P. Chapple

1948-1951

Harold Andrew “Harvey” Lyons (1919-1987)

1951-1952

Mrs. J. M. Johnson

1952-1953

?

1953-1954

Joan Stanbridge

1954-1958

Lloyd C. Jackson

1958-1961

Paul Kuch

Teachers

Among the teachers who worked at Nesbitt School was Mildred Edith Richarda Dowd.

Photos & Coordinates

Nesbitt School

Nesbitt School (no date) by A. J. Hatcher
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 115.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.59913, W99.86149
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

We thank Lynn Jones and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2019

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