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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pilot Mound School No. 105 (Pilot Mound)

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The Pilot Mound School District was established formally in November 1880, in the Village of Pilot Mound. A two-storey wood frame structure, known as the “Old Red School,” continued to be used after a two-storey brick school building was erected nearby in 1905 on a design by Winnipeg architect J. H. G. Russell. The brick school was demolished in 1959. It was replaced by a building that, in the 1960s, became Pilot Mound Consolidated School when it was consolidated with rural schools from the surrounding vicinity: Goudney School No. 87, Gowancroft School No. 204, Marringhurst School No. 231, Pembina School No. 270, Wood Bay School No. 307, Floral School No. 397, Copperfield School No. 480, and Stuartville School No. 795.

Principals

Period

Principal

1890-1891

C. E. Bastin

1891-1892

C. S. Lyons

1892-1896

?

1896-1899

Helen G. Gibson

1899-1901

Fred C. Wilson

1901-1902

F. A. Robinson

1902-1903

Alexander Shirriff Morrison (1880-1955)

1903-1904

R. E. Turnbull

1904-1905

Angus McNevin (1862-1923)

1905-1908

James Andrew McKaughan (1877-1968)

1908-1909

C. H. Edgett

1909-1910

Elbridge Doty Parker (1884-1981)

1910-1912

?

1912-1913

H. P. Wyness

1913-1916

John McNaught

1916-1917

Alfred James Struthers (c1890-?)

1917-1919

Emma Laura Suttis (1881-1971)

1919-1921

Albert Hill (1882-?)

1921-1922

Percy Vernon Bond (1895-1961)

1922-1923

Jessie Kee

1923-1929

George Archibald Coulthard (1890-1964)

1929-1937

Frederick James Hall (1892-1977)

1937-1942

Axel Vopnfjord (1902-1993)

1942-1944

Robert Alexander Laurie (c1899-1953)

1944-1951

Marjory Thompson Smith (1892-1969)

1951-1952

Morley F. Sparrow

1952-1954

Donald Richard Thom (1908-1988)

1954-1959

Norman G. Harvey

1959-1965

Virgil Elroy Holmes (1927-1986)

1965-1969

Ernest Joseph Hafichuk (1928-2016)

1969-1971

Ernest Pankratz (1928-2015)

1971-1972

P. Gluck

1972-1973

K. May

Teachers

Among the teachers of Pilot Mound School was Doris Greenshields (1965-1966, 1971-1972).

Photos & Maps

Pilot Mound School

The “Old Red School” built in 1889 (no date)
Source: Captured Memories: A Pictorial History of the R.M. of Louise by Pilot Mound Museum, 2000. [Copy at Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.L69 Cap]

Pilot Mound School

The Pilot Mound School building erected in 1905 and demolished in 1959 (circa 1906)
Source: Education Department Report, 1906, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Pilot Mound School

Postcard view of the Pilot Mound School (1908) by Winnipeg Photo Company
Source: Rob McInnes, MN0592.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.20238, W98.89826
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“The Indian famine fund,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 March 1897, page 4.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Pilot Mound, Man,” Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association map, June 1911, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

Captured Memories: A Pictorial History of the R.M. of Louise by Pilot Mound Museum, 2000. [Copy at Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.L69 Cap]

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 December 2016

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