Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sourisford School No. 906 (Municipality of Two Borders)

Established in April 1897, in what is now the Municipality of Two Borders, the district was dissolved in 1961, and henceforth students from this area went to Melita Consolidated School No. 440 or Edward Municipal School No. 2353. As of 2012, the building still stands on its original site.

Among the teachers of Sourisford School were George Archibald (1899), Jessie Furtney Kennedy (1900, 1907), Janetta Landreth Hamelin (1900), Maggie Robb (1900), Pauline Smith (1901), Annie B. Jamieson (1902), Miss A. Bailey (1902), Mary L. Wright (1905), Allis Baxter (1906), Mary E. Campbell (1908), Miss E. Dougall (1909), Gertrude Mason Russell (1909), Maude Rooks Shier (1915), Ruby McDonald (1915), Alice Lutz (1915), Guy Burnett (1916), Gertrude Bride McRae (1916-1917), Edith Stewart (1917-1918), Hattie Harrington (1918), Grace Davidson (1919), Clara B. Haskin (1919), Grace Mayes McKinney (1920), Mary Gillander Nichol (1923), Mildred Spurrier Holmes (1924), Grace E. Wright (1925), Vera Mason Heslop (1926, 1928), Katherine Gillander Snyder (1927), and Katharine Dempsey Conway (1930-1931).

Sourisford School

Sourisford School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 20.

The former Sourisford School building

The former Sourisford School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 137.

The former Sourisford School building

The former Sourisford School building (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former Sourisford School building

Interior of the former Sourisford School building (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.16199, W101.07133
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.

Our First Century, Town of Melita and Municipality of Arthur: 1884-1984 by Melita-Arthur History Committee, 1983, pages 256-258.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 September 2022

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