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Historic Sites of Manitoba: River Heights School / Robert H. Smith School (315 Oak Street, Winnipeg)

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Built by day labourers at the corner of Oak Street and Kingsway, in 1919, the school was known briefly as Oak Street School before being renamed River Heights School. It became Robert H. Smith School in 1929, commemorating Winnipeg School Board official R. H. Smith. The building was demolished in 1992.

Principals

Period

Principal

1920-1922

Elizabeth Jemima McArthur “Betty” Boyd (1888-1973)

1922-1930

William Wallace Pierce (1880-1965)

1930-1945

John James Wilkinson (1881-1958)

1945-1954

Carl Stirrat Gow (1900-1977)

1954-1962

Margaret Katherine McKinnon (1909-1996)

1962-1970

Rachel Margaret “Rae” Scott (1906-2000)

1970-1972

?

?-?

John Jaman (1932-2013)

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1921-1922

E. Groelle, A. V. G. Jackson, A. Judge, A. M. Parlee, O. D. Playford, N. Skilling

1922-1923

C. M. Dunfield, E. M. Groelle, A. V. G. Jackson, A. Judge, E. McAllister, A. McKeague, A. M. Shearer

1923-1924

H. F. Bryce, C. M. Dunfield, E. M. Groelle, A. T. Judge, F. L. Ormond, G. B. Silcock

1924-1925

H. F. Bryce, E. M. Groelle, A. T. Judge, P. Kyle, J. Mitchell, F. L. Ormond

1925-1926

A. L. Cordiner, E. M. Groelle, A. Hammill, A. T. Judge, P. Kyle, V. McInerney, F. L. Ormond

1926-1927

A. Hammell, L. King, N. McArthur, M. E. McIntyre, V. McInerney, F. L. Ormond

1927-1928

M. Aikenhead, R. Brown, B. Harris, G. Kavanagh, M. Montgomery, M. McIntyre, N. McArthur

1928-1929

G. Atkins, M. E. Dayton, B. Harris, G. M. Kavanagh, I. Lowe, N. E. McArthur, M. E. McIntyre, M. Montgomery

1929-1930

G. I. Atkins, C. M. Cavanagh, E. E. Cochrane, B. Harris, I. D. Love, N. E. McArthur, M. E. McIntyre, M. Montgomery, F. Ormond

1930-1931

Elementary Department: G. L. Atkins, Elizabeth Goodwin, B. Harris, G. M. Kavanagh, I. V. Lowe, M. E. McArthur, E. Meech, M. Montgomery, L. M. Ormond, F. L. Ormond. Junior High Department: J. Johnson, K. S. Kinley, A. Judge, M. Peacock, J. M. Sanders, A. C. Todd

1931-1932

Elementary Department: C. Campbell, E. Goodwin, A. Hicks, N. E. McArthur, C. Ormand, F. Ormand. Junior High Department: H. S. Brown, R. G. Brown, J. Johnson, A. Judge, K. S. Kinley, J. N. Miller, M. Peacock, J. M. Saunders, A. Strachan, C. Tod

1932-1933

Elementary School: C. Campbell, E. M. Goodwin, N. McArthur, F. L. Ormand. Intermediate School: H. S. Brown, J. Johnson, A. Judge, K. S. Kinley, J. Miller, M. Peacock, J. M. Sanders, A. Strachan, M. Tait, G. Rod, R. T. F. Thompson, Mary Grant

1933-1934

Elementary Department: C. Campbell, E. Goodwin, N. McArthur, F. L. Ormond. Junior High Department: H. S. Brown, J. Johnson, A. Judge, K. S. Kinley, M. Meech, J. Miller, T. McGillivray, M. Peacock, J. M. Sanders, A. Strachan, M. Tait, R. T. F. Thompson, G. Todd

1934-1935

Elementary Department: E. Goodwin, F. L. Ormond. Intermediate Department: H. S. Brown, J. Johnson, A. Judge, K. S. Kinley, L. Lowe, E. M. Meech, J. Miller, L. A. McIntyre, M. Peacock, Allan J. Ryckman, J. M. Sanders, A. Strachan, M. Tait, R. T. F. Thompson, C. Todd

1935-1936

Elementary Department: F. L. Ormond. Intermediate Department: A. G. Butcher, J. Johnson, A. Judge, K. Kinley, I. Lowe, M. Meech, J. Miller, L. McIntyre, M. Peacock, Allan J. Ryckman, J. Sanders, A. Strachan, M. Tait, R. Thompson, C. Tod

1936-1937

Elementary Department: F. L. Ormond. Intermediate Department: H. Bell, H. Brown, J. Johnson, A. Judge, K. Kinley, I. Lowe, M. Meech, J. Millar, M. Peacock, Allan J. Ryckman, J. Sanders, A. Strachan, M. Thoms, R. T. F. Thompson, C. Tod

1937-1938

Intermediate Department: H. Bell, R. Carey, J. Gilmour (exchange), J. Johnson, A. Judge, K. S. Kinley, I. D. Lowe, J. Miller, T. Norquay, Allan J. Ryckman, J. Sanders, C. Startup (exchange), R. T. F. Thompson, M. L. Thoms, C. Tod

1938-1939

Intermediate Department: D. W. Anderson (exchange), H. Bell, R. Carey, L. Crawford, J. Johnson, A. Judge, K. S. Kinley, I. D. Lowe, V. MacKay, W. A. McDill, J. Miller, Allan J. Ryckman, J. Sanders, M. L. Thoms, C. Tod

1939-1940

Intermediate Department: R. Carey, James W. Chafe, L. Crawford, D. Fonseca (manual training), J. Johnson, A. Judge, K. Kinley, F. Lowe, E. Mackay, W. McDill (manual training), J. Miller, M. B. Newton, H. Robson, Allan J. Ryckman, J. Sanders, M. Thoms, C. Tod

1940-1941

Intermediate Department: James W. Chafe, L. Crawford, W. Dyker, D. Fonseca (industrial arts), J. Johnson, A. Judge, K. Kinley, J. Lowe, E. MacKay, M. Metcalfe, J. Miller, M. Newton, H. Robson, J. Sanders, M. Thoms, C. Tod

1941-1942

Intermediate Department: L. Crawford, W. Dyker, D. Fonseca (industrial arts), J. Johnson, A. Judge, K. Kinley, I. Lowe, E. MacKay, M. Metcalfe, J. Miller, M. Newton, J. Sanders, C. Tod

1942-1943

Intermediate Department: L. Crawford, L. W. Dyker, D. Fonseca, A. Judge, K. Kinley, I. Lowe, E. MacKay, M. Metcalfe, J. Menzies, J. Miller, J. Sanders, C. Tod

1943-1944

L. Crawford, M. Crawford, L. Dyker, D. G. Fonseca (industrial arts), A. Judge, K. Kinley, I. Lowe, E. MacKay, J. Menzies, J. Miller, J. Sanders, C. Tod

1944-1945

Frank E. Bothe, L. Crawford, M. Crawford, D. Fonseca (industrial arts), W. Hockley, I. Hofman, A. Judge, K. Kinley, A. Loutit, I. Lowe, L. McFarland, J. Menzies, J. Miller, Allin J. Pybus, J. Sanders, R. Vasey

1945-1946

G. Barr, Frank E. Bothe, I. Church, B. Cruikshank, D. G. Fonseca, W. Hockley, A. Judge, K. Kinley, I. Lowe, L. McFarland, J. Menzie, J. Miller, Allin J. Pybus, R. Pybus, J. Sanders, R. Vasey

1946-1947

J. Babb., B. Cruikchank, D. B. Chalmers, G. Dack, W. Hockley, A. Judge, K. Kinley, I. Lowe, L. McFarland, J. Menzies, J. Miller, Allin J. Pybus, R. Pybus, R. A. Rogers, J. Sanders, R. Vasey

1947-1948

Elementary Department: T. Bell. Intermediate Department: J. Babb, D. B. Chalmers, B. Cruikshank, G. Dack, W. Hockley, A. Judge, K. Kinley, I. Lowe, J. Menzies, L. McFarland, J. Miller, Allin J. Pybus, R. Pybus, R. A. Rodgers, J. Sanders, C. Wood

1948-1949

T. Bell, D. B. Chalmers, Miss B. Cruikshank, Mrs. G. Dack, Miss W. Hockley, Miss A. Judge, Miss K. Kinley, Miss T. Lowe, Miss J. Menzies, Miss S. Mercer, Miss J. Miller, W. L. McFarland, Allin J. Pybus, Miss R. Pybus, Miss J. Sanders, C. Wood

1949-1950

T. Bell, E. Berg, D. B. Chalmers, Miss B. Cruikshank, Miss W. Hockley, Miss A. Judge, Miss M. Kelly, Miss K. Kinley, Miss I. Lowe, Miss J. Menzies, Miss S. Mercer, Miss J. Miller, W. L. McFarland, Allin J. Pybus, Miss R. Pybus, Miss J. Sanders, C. C. Wood

1950-1951

T. Bell, E. Berg, D. B. Chalmers, Miss B. Cruikshank, Miss W. Hockley, Miss A. Judge, Miss M. Kelly, Miss K. Kinley, Miss I. Lowe, Miss J. Menzies, Miss S. Mercer, Miss J. Miller, W. L. McFarland, Miss A. Plante, Allin J. Pybus, Miss R. Pybus, C. C. Wood

1951-1952

T. Bell, E. Berg, Miss B. Cruikshank, Miss J. Harrow, C. E. Henry, Miss A. Judge, H. Kemp, Mrs. K. Kennedy, Miss K. Kinley, Miss I. Lowe, Miss J. Menzie, Miss J. Miller, Miss A. Plante, Miss R. Pybus, Mrs. A. R. Sadler, C. C. Wood

1952-1953

Elementary Department: H. L. Sutton. Intermediate Department: T. Bell, Miss B. Cruikshank, R. N. Curry, C. E. Henry, Miss A. Judge, H. Kemp, Mrs. K. Kennedy, Miss K. Kinley, Miss I. Lowe, Miss J. Menzies, Miss J. Miller, L. D. Peto, Miss A. Plante, Miss R. Pybus, Mrs. A. R. Sadler

1953-1954

Intermediate Department: T. Bell, Miss B. Cruikshank, R. N. Curry, Miss G. Hector, C. E. Henry, Miss A. Judge, H. Kemp, Mrs. K. Kennedy, Miss K. Kinley, Miss I. Lowe, Miss J. Menzies, Miss J. Miller, Miss J. K. Munro, L. D. Peto, Miss A. Plante, Mrs. A. R. Sadler, M. R. Smith

1954-1955

Mrs. E. Anderson, Miss R. Cartney, Miss V. Clegg, Mrs. P. Ellerington, Mrs. D. Gray, A. Gwynne, Miss A. Jackson, Miss L. Peters, Miss R. Rubin, Miss H. G. Sparrow, Miss M. Striemer, Miss M. G. Tidsbury

1955-1956

Miss V. Clegg, Mrs. P. Ellerington, Mrs. T. Farenhurst, Mrs. R. Feinstein, A. Gwynne, Miss A. Jackson, Miss N. McArthur, Miss L. Peters, Miss R. Rubin, Mrs. D. Stolley, Miss H. Sparrow, Miss H. Striemer, Miss A. M. Sullivan, Mrs. M. Turner, Mrs. M. Williams

1956-1957

Miss B. A. Bashford, Miss V. Clegg, Mrs. P. Ellerington, Mrs. R. Feinstein, A. Gwynne, Miss N. McArthur, Miss J. McDonald, Miss L. Peters, V. Peters, Miss R. Rubin, Mrs. D. Softley, Miss H. Sparrow, Miss M. Sullivan, Mrs. M. Williams

1957-1958

Miss B. Bashford, John W. Carroll, Miss M. Corbett, Mrs. P. Ellerington, Mrs. R. Feinstein, Miss J. McDonald, Miss R. MacNeil, Miss L. Peters, Mr. V. Peters, Miss R. Rubin, Miss A. Ruckl, Mrs. D. Softley, Miss H. Sparrow, Miss M. Sullivan

1958-1959

H. Bahuaud, Miss B. Bashford, Mrs. G. Clarke, Miss M. Corbell, Mrs. P. Ellerington, Mrs. R. Feinstein, Mrs. H. Herkles, Mrs. B. Horsburgh, Miss J. McDonald, Miss R. Mc?ll, Miss L. Peters, V. Peters, Miss A. Ruckl, Miss H. Sparrow, Miss A. M. Sullivan

1959-1960

H. Bahuaud, Miss B. Bashford, Mrs. S. Chappell, Miss M. Corbett, Mrs. P. Ellerington, Mrs. R. Feinstein, Mrs. B. Horsburgh, Miss G. Marshall, Frances L. Martin, Miss J. McDonald, Miss R. McNeil, Miss L. Peters, V. Peters, Miss A. Ruckl, Miss H. Sparrow

1960-1961

H. Bahuaud, Miss M. Corbett, Mrs. P. Ellerington, Mrs. R. Feinstein, Mrs. B. Horsburgh, Mrs. B. Hosking, Miss F. Krewda, Miss G. Marshall, Frances L. Martin, Miss R. McNeil, Miss L. Peters, V. Peters, Miss A. Ruckl, Miss J. Sinclair, Miss H. Sparrow

1961-1962

H. Bahauad, Miss M. Corbett, Mrs. P. Ellerington, Miss M. Elliott, Mrs. B. Horsburgh, Mrs. E. Hryhorczuk, Miss G. Marshall, Miss J. McDonald, Miss R. McNeill, Miss E. McQuire, Miss L. Peters, V. Peters, Miss A. Ruckl, Miss H. Sparrow, Miss S. Storry

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

H. Bahuaud, Miss M. Corbett, Mrs. V. Doe, Mrs. P. Ellerington, Mrs. B. Finlayson, Miss N. Granovsky, Mrs. J. Hayes, Mrs. I. Howard, Miss K. Isaac, Miss R. McNeil, Miss B. McQuire, Mrs. A. Moroz, V. Peters, Miss H. Sparrow, Miss S. Storry

1964-1965

H. Bahuaud, Miss J. Balkwill, Mrs. J. Belyea, Miss M. Corbett, Miss M. Denby, Mrs. V. Doe, Mrs. P. Ellerington, Miss M. Freeborn, Mrs. J. Hayes, Mrs. I. Howard, Miss R. McNeil, Miss E. McQuire, Miss J. Pehajek, V. Peters, Miss H. Sparrow

1965-1966

?

1966-1967

H. Bahuaud, Mrs. ? Belyea, Mrs. I. Biglow, Mrs. L. Butterfield, Mrs. V. Doe, Miss M. Bolbrow, Mrs. L. Lane, Miss R. McNeil, Miss E. McQuire, Miss C. Matheson, Miss P. M?, Miss J. Pehajek, Mrs. M. Shapera, Mrs. J. Tollefson

1967-1968

H. Bahuaud, Miss M. Bell, Mrs. J. Belyea, Mrs. I. Biglow, Mrs. C. Brygidyr, Mrs. L. Butterfield, Mrs. V. Doe, Miss C. Dyck, Miss M. Holbrow, Miss E. McQuire, Mrs. T. Marr, Mrs. G. Matheson, Mrs. M. Robertson, Mrs. M. Shapera, B. Sim

1968-1969

Miss F. M. Bell, Mrs. F. Belyea, Mrs. I. Biglow, C. Brown, Mrs. C. Brygidyr, Mrs. L. Butterfield, Mrs. V. Doe, Mrs. J. Dyck, Mrs. C. Hawn, Miss M. Holbrow, Mrs. T. Marr, Miss E. McQuire, Mrs. M. Shapera, B. Sim, Miss J. Zacharias

Photos & Maps

Robert H. Smith School

Robert H. Smith School (1919)
Source: Winnipeg School Division

Site Location (lat/long): N49.86989, W97.18199
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: River Heights School (1350 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Winnipeg schools, No. 37—River Heights,” Manitoba Free Press, 28 November 1922, page 9.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

We thank the Winnipeg School Division and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2018

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