Historic Sites of Manitoba: Edrans Union School No. 1142 (Edrans, Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

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The Edrans School District was formally established in August 1901 and a school building was erected in Edrans, in what is now the Municipality of North Cypress-Langford. The first two schools at the site burned down, the latter one on 7 January 1943, and the present building, a two-classroom wood frame and stucco structure, dates from early 1944. It closed in June 1967. The building is now used as a church.

School attendance registers from 1942 to 1968, and school board minute books from 1955 to 1966 are held at the Carberry Plains Archives.





Kenneth Donald Bruce (1892-1968)


Clarence Earl Cole (1895-1970)




Margaret Eleanor Murray


Calvin Robert Somerville


Marjorie Carritt Seamen


Russel Henry Hayter (1905-1962)


Robert William Whitfield


Marjorie Carritt Seamen




A. W. Paul


Mrs. Mary J. Perrett


Other teachers at Edrans School included Miss Maud Napper (1901), Miss M. Carritt (1937), Gertrude Blenkhorn, George P. MacLeod, and Mrs. Jenny Graham (1966-1967).




Abe J. Friesen (grades 1-6), Margaret Eleanor Murray (grades 7-11)


Shirley Doreen Boles (grades 1-6), Calvin Robert Somerville (grades 7-11)


Russel Henry Hayter (grades 7-11, pt Fall - Spring), Mildred Jones (grades 1-6), Marjorie E? Carritt Seamen (grades 7-11, pt Fall)


Ivy May Isabel Fisher (grades 3-6), Robert William Whitfield (grades 7-11), ? (grades 1-3)


Helen Marguerite Moore (grades 1-6), Marjorie E? Carritt Seamen (grades 7-10)

Photos & Coordinates

Edrans Union School

Edrans Union School (no date) by A. B. Fallis
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 65.

Edrans School under construction

Edrans School under construction (circa 1944)
Source: Jacquie Seaman Jones

Edrans School

Edrans School (1948)
Source: Jacquie Seaman Jones

The former Edrans School building

The former Edrans School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 877.

The former Edrans School, now being used as a church

The former Edrans School, now being used as a church (December 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.05310, W99.13641
denoted by symbol on the map above


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

The Carberry Plains: 75 Years of Progress, page 79. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.C36 Car]

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.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Jacquie Seaman Jones, Ralph and Mildred Schneider for providing photographs and other information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 26 September 2023

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