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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Robinville School No. 1392 (Municipality of Riverdale)

The Robinville School District was established formally in July 1906 and, two years later, a one-room schoolhouse was erected at a cost of $960 at NW11-12-22W in what is now the Municipality of Riverdale. The school closed in 1965 and the district was dissolved in January 1966. Its catchment area became part of the Rivers Consolidated School District No. 1484 and later the Rolling River School Division. The school building was moved to the Chapman Museum and a monument remains at the original site.

The teachers of Robinville School were Miss Winteringham (1908), Miss Jamieson (1908), Miss E. Casson (1909), Miss G. B. Johnston (1909-1911), Miss M. Johnson (1911), Miss C. E. Short (1912), Miss M. Fleming (1912), Miss McFichborne (1912), Miss W. M. Dorsey (1912-1913), Ella Eby (1914-1915), Miss Curtis (1915-1917), Miss E. E. Wright (1918), Miss Clements (1918-1919), Miss G. Irving (1919-1920), Harold H. Smith (1920), J. C. Williamson (1921), Miss Greer (1921-1922), Agnes L. Young (1922-1923), Lucy Sandell (1923-1924), Marjorie E. Pollock (1924-1927), Lyla J. Barkley (1927-1929), Miss M. Truss (1929), Miss Wilma Chapple (1930), Miss Ruby Black (1930-1934), Florence A. Doherty (1934-1937), Miss O. Nield (1937-1940), Miss Marjorie Alma McInnis (1940-1943), Miss B. Evelyn Tucker (1943-1944), E. Johanna Coulthard (1944-1945), Margaret M. Sullivan (1945-1946), Miss Phyllis Muirhead (1946-1948), Miss Johnston (1948-1949), Miss Carlson (1949-1951), Maureen Audrey Kirvan (1953-1954), Mrs. Mary Foster (1955-1956), Mrs. A. M. Ivy (1956-1957), Miss Darlene Mitchell (1957-1959), Mrs. M. Evelyn MacLeod (1959-1962), and Mrs. Bernice Jackson (1962-1964).

Robinville School

Robinville School (no date) by A. J. Hatcher
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 110.

Students at Robinville School

Students at Robinville School (1929)
Source: James Frank

Robinville School commemorative monument

Robinville School commemorative monument (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Robinville School at Chapman Museum

Robinville School at Chapman Museum (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.99936, W100.11804
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Chapman Museum (Municipality of Riverdale)

Sources:

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.

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 Grant McEwing for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and James Frank.

Page revised: 18 July 2019

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