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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Webster School No. 1919 (RM of Grey)

A monument marks the former site of Webster School, which opened in 1925, in a former bank building from Fannystelle, on the southeast quarter of 29-8-3 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Grey. It closed permanently in 1961, with remaining students going to Elm Creek Consolidated School No. 812, and the school district was formally dissolved in January 1966. A monument was erected in 1992, for the Elm Creek centennial year, and dedicated to the pioneers, teachers, and students of Webster School.

The teachers of Webster School were Miss Una Wallace (1925-1928), Miss Beatrice Hutchings, Miss Margaret Susan Nichols, Miss Hazel Winder, Miss Evelyn Pritchard, Miss Constance Franzmann (1943), Miss Evelyn Denhard, Miss Annie Martens, Miss Calista Braden, Miss Betty Funk, Mrs. Madeline Underwood, and Miss Dorothy Meadmore.

Among the noteworthy students of Webster School was Ron Meadmore.

Webster School

Webster School (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 60.

Webster School commemorative monument

Webster School commemorative monument (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Webster School commemorative monument

Webster School commemorative monument (June 2022)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.68021, W97.82366
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Fannystelle: 1889-1989, Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.F35 Fan.

A Century of Memories: Elm Creek Centennial History Book, 1892-1992 edited by Doug and Hazel Frost. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5649.E46 Cen]

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2022

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