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  • Arthur School



    The Arthur school is still standing NE 1/4of Section 21- Township 5- Range 1-West of the 2nd Meridian. The original church of the Auburnton community, also is still standing. Over a century ago, November 18, 1900, 34 out of 40 area residents signed a petition to form a school district and build a school. His Honor the Lieutentant-Governor of the Northwest Territories A. E. Forget1 approved land allotment for The Arthur Public School District #593 of the North West Territories. James W. Reid, Arthur Watson, and William Henry Ferguson were present to sign this Order of Parliament and Justice of the Peace, Thomas Cope of Oxbow, witnessed the ceremony. At the turn of the century, the area would serve about 29 children,however some were not of school age. Arthur Watson allowed school to begin in an old log house on his property with Richard Oataway as teacher of the initial 12 pupils ranging from grade 1 to grade 3. In the meanwhile, an acre of land was purchased from the North West Land Company to erect a one room school house 18 feet by 24 feet. This schoolhouse lasted until 1934, when a larger, modernized school was built. In 1965, students attended Oxbow school with the advent of modern transportation.2

    Arthur School Teacher Listing

    Surname

    Given Name

    Maiden Name

    Black

    Orvina

    Brown

    Lena

    Campbell

    Mary J.

    Clancy

    A. Grace

    Cook

    Mrs.

    Cox

    Miss

    Dickinson

    Meta L.

    Disney

    Ethel

    Erickson

    Lillian

    Goodman

    Isla

    Barber

    Hayner

    Clara

    Huculak

    Natalie

    Humble

    Hunter

    H.I.

    Klein

    Jack

    Kyle

    Muriel

    Banks

    Lamonte

    P.M., Mrs.

    McKeever

    Ida B.

    Minish

    Lois

    Moore

    S.D.

    Needham

    Stella

    Parsons

    Noble

    Violet

    Reid

    Oatway

    Richard

    Peck

    J.D.

    Pierce

    Florence

    Purse

    Inez

    Sedore

    Cora

    Shattuck

    Frances

    Silver

    Mary B.

    Stewart

    C.C.

    Taylor

    Irene

    Smith

    VanOene

    Glen

    Walker

    Theresa

    Watson

    Lizzie

    Wiggins

    Mamie

    Wilson

    Memie

    Armstrong

    Ziegler

    Louisa

    Junk

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