Historic Sites of Manitoba: Timlick School No. 1013 (Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

The Timlick School District was established in May 1899, named for a family that homesteaded in this area during the 1880s, and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE22-3-2E in what is now the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin. The school was relocated to SW22-2-3E around 1910. The building was damaged badly during the catastrophic 1950 flood and its outbuildings and barn were washed away. The school was moved to higher ground about one mile to the east and renovated. The school closed permanently in 1954 and students from this area went to Dominion City Consolidated School or Arnaud School. The district was dissolved in 1961 and its catchment area became part of the Boundary School Division. There is no vestige of the former school building at the site, although there are reports it was standing vacant here in the 1980s.

Among the teachers who worked at Timlick School were Ms. Christie (1902), James T. Gamey (1907-1910), Mary Patterson (1910-1911), Daisy Churchill (1911-1912), Jean Connell (1912), Olive Irwin (1913), Rachel I. Hill (1914), Miss S. Elham (1914-1915), K. Griffin (1915), Katherine E. Briggs (1916), Flora McKinnon (1916), A. H. Cheales (1917), Eli Jenkins (1917-1918), Marie G. Fischer (1918), Marguerite Ayers (1918-1919), Margaret Hopkins (1919-1920), Florence Tennent (1920), Margaret I. Pearse (1920-1921, 1924), Harry Blair (1921), Walter H. Russell (1922-1923), Elsie M. Pearse (1924-1926), Mary Eva Hopkins (1926-1927), Myrtle A. Wastle (1927-1928), Jennie Forrester (1928-1929), Mary A. Sheffield (1929-1930), Frances Mary Jones (1930-1931), Gladys L. Simpson (1931) Alexander Peter Dirks (1931-1932), Anna Dyck Braun(1932-1935), Elizabeth Johannonna Penner (1935-1939), Marie Imelda Saurette (1939-1941), Miss L. Baril (1941-1942), Miss Nault (1942-1943), Sara Loewen (1943-1944), Anne Redekopp (1944-1945), Susan Martens (1945-1946), Helen Sawatsky (1946-1947), Margaret Harder (1947-1949), Ella Epp (1949-1950), Agnes Klassen Giesbrecht (1950-1951), Joyce Marian Dyck (1951-1952), and Katharine Friesen (1952-1954).

Timlick School

Timlick School (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 40.

The former Timlick School building

The former Timlick School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 715.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.22202, W97.23353
denoted by symbol on the map above


Summative half-yearly returns for school districts (A 0051), GR0571, Archives of Manitoba.

Emerson East topographic map, 62H/3 East, Edition 2 ASE, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

Arnaud Through the Years by Arnaud Historical Society, 1974. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.A76 Arn]

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.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Timlick School No. 1013 Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Timlick School No. 1013 Minute Book, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 27 November 2021

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