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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Richard School No. 1092 (Somerset, Municipality of Lorne)

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The Richard School District was established formally in June 1900 and a school operated in Somerset. In 1959, the district was consolidated with Bertram School No. 2097 and Harmer School No. 415 to form the Richard Consolidated School District No. 1092. Later, it became part of the Mountain School Division.

Principals

Period

Principal

1926-1927

Esther A. Bayer

1927-1930

Mrs. E. A. Sparling

1930-1931

P. A. Frossais

1931-1934

Elzear Joseph Lavoie (1905-1938)

1934-1939

J. A. Dansereau

1939-1945

Henry Joseph Grenon (1881-1981)

1945-1947

Aline A. Hebert

1947-1949

Douglas Gordon Pomeroy (1911-1968)

1949-1952

Joseph Antonin “Tony” Duhamel (1919-2003)

1952-1955

Sister Mary Alexandre

1955-1961

Sister May Rose-Elaine

1961-1962

Sister Pauline Antoinette

Teachers

Among the other teachers of Richard School were M. Allan Davis (1906) and Renée-France Labossière.

Photos & Coordinates

Richard School

Richard School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 56.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.41468, W98.66200
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Somerset School (775 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

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

School District Formation Files [Richard School District No. 1092], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

“Aerial view of Somerset, 17 May 1944,” Charles J. Gingras collection #158, 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.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 October 2019

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