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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Baskerville School No. 1819 (Rosa, Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

The Baskerville School District was established in April 1916 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE33-3-5E in what is now the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin. In 1967, the district became part of the Boundary School Division. The school building is no longer present at the site but its shelterbelt of trees and water well remain there.

Among the teachers of Baskerville School were C. A Bunton (1917-1918), Eli S. Jenkins (1918), Isidore W. Goresky (1919-1920, 1921, 1922-1924), Henry N. Powell (1920), K. Gwozdz? (1921), John H. Emmes? (1921), Andrew Hundka (1921-1922), Nicholas Punak (1924-1925), John P. Tanchak (1925-1927), N. Rogan (1927), M. C. MacEwen (1927), Pauline Braschuk (1928-1931), John Walter Melorn? (1931-1934), Anne Robarecki (1934-1935), Effie Koroluk (1935-1938), Dennis Nazeravich (1938-1939), Emil Joseph Borsa (1939-1940), Peter Pryshun (1941), Frank Klassen (1942), Mary P. Paley (1943-1954), Mary Ann Chubey (1954-1956), Elsie Helen Ewanchuk (1956-1957), Miss A. Slusarchuk (1957), John F. Harms (1957-1958), Roman Dmytro Smook (1958-1959), Mary Mandziuk (1959-1960), Effie Stepaniuk Tataryn (1960-1962), Miss M. T. Darewych (1962-1963), Edward Felix Goletski (1963-1964), Dmytro Tanchak (1964-1965), Lawrence Dan Chubey (1965-1966), and Alice Donna Ostrowsky (1966-1967).

Baskerville School with its teacherage at left

Baskerville School with its teacherage at left (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 41.

The former site of Baskerville School with its water well visible at right

The former site of Baskerville School with its water well visible at right (April 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.25854, W96.85033
denoted by symbol on the map above


St. Malo West topographic map, 62H/7 West, Edition 2, Series A743 [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.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Baskerville School No. 1819 Daily Registers, GR2088, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 5 April 2021

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