Historic Sites of Manitoba: Overstone School No. 1106 (Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)
The Overstone School District was organized formally in March 1901. As of 1944, a one-room schoolhouse was operating at the southeast corner of SE13-1-4E in what is now the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin. The district was dissolved in 1961 and its catchment area became part of the Ridgeville Consolidated School District. The school building was moved to Ridgeville where it was used as an additional classroom. The area later became part of the Boundary School Division.
Among the teachers of Overstone School were Julia Sanders (1911), Elizabeth Sullivan (1911), Freda Mellors (1911-1912), Ethel Emprey (1912, 1918), Emma Thompson (1913), H. Stewart (1913), Alice Kellet (1913), Vera Sinker (1914), Alda M. Stratton (1917), Mrs. E. M. Bell (1918), Clara Rendfleish (1919), Charles J. Salinos (1919-1920), E. E. Fahey (1920), E. R. Forsman (1921), Alice M. Jack (1922), Abbie French (1922-1923), Bessie I. Tolton (1923), Edith Eleanor Clarke (1923-1914), Mary A. Froom (1924, substitute), Helena M. Spence (1924-1926), Erma McLennan Spence (1927-1928), Emma Gruenke (1928-1929), Mabel Harvey (1929-1930), A. M. Jack (1929, substitute), Austin Alfred Dale (1930-1932), Frederick Alvin “Fred” Kirbyson (1932-1935), Esther Hazel M. Gateson Kachman (1935-1938, 1941-1944), Ethel Kathleen Burridge (1938-1939), Harold Arthur Bathgate (1939-1941), Evelyn Mary Schellenberg (1944-1945), Agnes Thalea Edinger (1945-1946), Katherine Friesen (1946-1947), Irene Hildegrad Schultz (1947-1948), Mary Ann Nynych (1948-1949), Myrtle Estelle Hassett (1949-1950), Matilda Braun (1950-1951), Audrey Vivian Jack (1951-1953), Pollyanna Jessie Babula (1953-1954), Valentine Korde (1954-1955), John W. Cosmystruk (1955-1956), Lavina Jean Hancox (1956-1957), Pearl McTaggart (1957-1958), and Otto Rosner (1958-1961).
School District Formation Files [Overstone School District No. 1106], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.
Manitoba School Records Collection, Overstone School District No. 1106 Daily Registers, GR2088, Archives of Manitoba.
Manitoba School Records Collection, Overstone School District No. 1106 Daily Registers, GR4095, Archives of Manitoba.
School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.
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.
Page revised: 30 April 2021