Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tenby School No. 872 (Tenby, RM of Lansdowne)
The Tenby School District was formed on 7 April 1896, named for a town in Wales. The first school was located at SE13-18-13W in the village of Tenby in the Rural Municipality of Lansdowne. The present nearly-square structure, built in 1904 of concrete blocks that were popular in buildings erected between 1890 and 1905, is located at NE36-17-13W. The school closed in 1967 and the district was dissolved in 1968. The building is a municipally designated historic site.
The teachers of Tenby School were George W. Rogers (1896, 1900), Richard L. Fell (1897-1899, 1909-1910), Bertha Smith (1900), Charlotte Lierney (1901), William A. Gerardin (1905), Edna G. B. Herald (1905), Sophia M. Walks (1906), H. W. Jamieson (1906), R. K. Finlayson (1909-1910), Kate B. Henderson (1911), Daniel Windsor (1912-1916), Joseph Jost (1917-1918), Margaret Hammel (1919), Isa Hearn (1919), Miss E. Golden (1920), Claire McDiarmid (1921), Charlotte Armenah Powell (1922), Jean Wallace (1923-1924), Elsie Isabel McKenzie (1925), Sarah Anne Young (1926-1928), Rosa Mary Kingshott (1929-1931), Margaret Helen Fairhall (1931), Margaret Chapman (1931-1936), Miss Irene Pelk (1936-1939), M. Floyd (1939-1941), Norma Bell (1939-1941), N. L. Sampson (1939-1941), Lily Schafer (1941-1942), Mrs. E. P. Brandson (1942-1944), Doris W. Griffith (1944-1946), Ruth Belton (1946-1947), Helen Hanke (1947), Miss Joyce King (1948), Miss Natalie Bailey (1948), Mrs. Mary C. Milne (1948-1951), Miss Violet Chmelowski (1951-1952), Irene Kittner (1952-1953), Shirley Buschau (1953-1955), Stella Ktyk (1955-1956), Bernice Kittner (1956-1960), Miss Beatrice Paterson (1960-1961), Ronald Dilk (1961-1964), Mrs. M. Andrew (1964-1965), Klaus Thias (1965-1966), Margaret Gork (1966-1967), and Mrs. Ann Hoehn (1967-1968).
Tenby School (Main Street, Tenby), Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.
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.
Tracks of Time: Glenella and Districts by Glenella History Committee, 1990. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.G65 Tra]
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