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Glasgow School (McNab School Section No. 13).

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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
1. Photocopy from Chronicle of February 5, 1986, showing class of Glasgow school in September 1924, with names.
2. Photocopy of news item in Arnprior Chronicle (date?), entitled “McNab Township Rural School Fair”. The fair was held in “Hamilton’s Grove” across the street from the Glasgow school. List of prize winners in the categories Live Stock, Poultry, Oats, Barley and Wheat.
3. Two colour photos by Peter Hessel (1990s?) of cairn, plaque and old school bell at Lundy’s Corners (corner of Stewartville Road and Anderson Road). The cairn was erected by the Glasgow Women’s Institute in 1968.
Notes
See also file “Glasgow Station” and “Lundy’s Corners”.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Lochwinnoch School, McNab School Section No. 4

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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
This file consists of:
1. Photocopy of school photo (1896) and list of names. This photo appears as Plate 34 in “McNab — The Township”.
2. Photocopy of pages 143-144 of “McNab — The Township” with information about the Lochwinnoch school. Edgar Storie. Peter Connery. Canadian Order of Foresters. Square dancing. Horton & McNab Telephone Co.
3. Photocopy of 3 photographs re the Lochwinnoch school in 1929, 1944 and 1951. McGregor, Lavallee, Jahn, Warren, Lindsay, Carswell, Margaret Forrest (teacher).
4. Photocopy of 2 photographs re the Lochwinnoch school in 1947-49. Mrs. Charles Ferguson, Jean McGregor, teachers.
5. Four photocopied pages of handwritten historical information by Isobel McGregor in April 1974, about the Lochwinnoch school, based on the “old minute book” of the school between 1889 and 1912, found at the home of Roland Marston, a former secretary treasurer of the school.
4. Photocopy of 4-page handwritten account of Lochwinnoch school (SS No. 4 McNab and Horton). Written by Mrs. R.J. [Isobel] McGregor in January 1985 for the Horton history book.
Notes
See also file “Lochwinnoch”.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Pine Grove School (McNab School Section No. 9)

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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
This file contains:
1. Clipping of picture and caption from Chronicle, March 12, 1964: “Legion Presents Flag”. Opening of Education Week at Pine Grove School on March 2, 1964. Ian Malloch (Legion President) presented a new flag (the Red Ensign) to be raised at the school.
2. Program for the Dedication of the Bell from Pine Grove School, June 24, 1973, at Waba Cottage Museum. The program also mentions “Clay Valley School House” earlier known as “German Settlement School House” [S.S. No. 15), which had already been moved to Waba Cottage Museum. This could be confusing for some, and it is important to know that these two schools were separate entities in different locations.
3. Clipping of articles from Ottawa Citizen of December 22, 2000, re fire which destroyed the former school house on December 20, 2000 (leaving 20 persons homeless). See also file “Fire departments and fires”.
4. Reference to article in [Chronicle?] Sep. 4, 1968, page 2. Photo of Pine Grove School and description of MacNab School Section No. 9.
5. Photocopy of an original photograph — located in Map Cabinet 1, Drawer 6 of Pine Grove school, McNab School Section No. 9 (completed in 1913, photo taken in 1914 by R.A. Ramsay). On the back of the photocopy is a list of the students and teachers. The year of the photograph is given as 1913.
6. Photocopy taken from the original photograph (see item 5) of Pine Grove School in 1913, with names of all students and teachers listed on the back. Contractor was Stafford R. Rudd.
7a. Colour photo taken by Peter Hessel (about 1998): the “corner stone” of the Pine Grove school house.
7b. Colour photo taken by Peter Hessel (about 1998): the school in its greatly altered condition turned into several apartments). The outline of what used to be the main entrance can be seen in the middle. The “corner stone” is on the right.
8. Photocopy of photo taken in 1914 by R.A. Ramsay: Pine Grove school with class.
9. Photocopy of page 147, “McNab — The Township” re Pine Grove School.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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McNab School Section No. 1 White Lake

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Time Period
1889-ca1978
County
Renfrew County
Township
McNab
Description
This was the third school house which was built for the students of White Lake in 1889. In the early 1900’s the school drew older students from a wid…
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Alternate Name
The White School
Address
Lot 5 Concession 5
County
Renfrew County
Township
McNab
Description
This was the third school house which was built for the students of White Lake in 1889. In the early 1900’s the school drew older students from a wide area including Springtown, Burnstown and Waba as it offered a “Continuation School” which would be equivalent to a junior high school program today. No other schools in McNab Township offered classes beyond Grade 8 at that time. It contained two classrooms which were heated with hardwood purchased from local farmers. Students gathered water in a pail from the Waba creek which ran behind the property as there was no running water until 1964. The building was painted white and at one time the trim was painted dark green. Throughout the years, school socials and performances were conducted to raise funds for improvements and maintenance of the building. The wooden floor boards were painted and waxed until at least 1957 when the Trustees noted that linoleum would be a suitable floor covering. The same report lists a total school population of only 18 (6 students in Grades 5 & 6, 3 students in Grade 7 & 8). In the period 1870-1920, there were as many as 45 students attending this school. When the new McNab Public School opened in 1967, this school was closed. In about 1978, the “White School” burned down and a residence now occupies the site. It was located on the east side of the Arnprior-White Lake Road, north of Waba Creek on what was known to local residents as “school hill”.
Time Period
1889-ca1978
Construction Date
1889
Physical Condition
destroyed
Function Category
Education
Function Type
school
Location
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McNab School Section No. 7 (Dewar’s Settlement)

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Date
1900 c
Collection/Fonds
McNab School Section No. 7 (Dewar’s Settlement) fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 b/w photograph; 11 x 17 cm (mounted)
Date
1900 c
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
McNab School Section No. 7 (Dewar’s Settlement) fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 b/w photograph; 11 x 17 cm (mounted)
History / Biography
Located originally on land owned by James Stewart and later on land owned by Alexander McLean, McNab School Section No. 7 (Dewar’s Settlement) was built in 1852 and later transferred to McNab Public School in 1967. It was also known as the Red School as a result of it being covered with brick siding.
Acquisition Source
Donated by Mrs. Alda Chapman of Arnprior in May 1999.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of one black and white photo of unidentified students standing beside the school.
Related Material
See also: Dewar's Women's Institute Records, Accession #1995-0053
Accession No.
1999-0114
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German Settlement School (McNab Section No. 15)

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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
File has been split into two due to size. File 1 consists of items 1 - 4, File 2 consists of item 5.
File 1:
1. Treasurer’s account book for School Section No. 15, McNab, for 1878, and minutes of annual meetings. The beginning of this book was written by German immigrants whose knowledge of English was limited. They spelled the minutes and other entries “phonetically”. Examples: Raitepaires = ratepayers, mitting = meeting; Poublik = public, said = site, raight plais = right place, sem = same; Scharmann = chairman, Troustiese = trustees, capt = kept, mouvet = moved, seconet = seconded, dat = that, Prouvenlain = proven line, Mouschen = motion, carrit = carried, Woters = voters, Debainghsher = debentures, Taitscher = teacher, etc. Some of the early names: Ferdinand Runz [Runtz], Schubring [Shubrink], John Bradley, Julius Scheel, C.F. Scheel, D. Berndt, Plieth, Wendt, etc. The book ends in 1911. Some transcripts were made by Peter Hessel in 1987/88.
2. Warranty certificate issued by Shinn Manufacturing Co. of Canada in Guelph, Ontario, to School Section 15, Lot 11, Concession 10, McNab covering a “flat-bonded guarantee” for “the protection of his buildings as follows: School 30 x 26 and 12 x 8, amount paid $55.35. This was for a lightning protector.
3. Day sheet completed by Peter Hessel’s student research assistant Kirstin Jeffrey in 1987, with a transcript from a school inspection sheet found at Waba Cottage. It described the condition of the building and its contents and makes recommendations for improvements/repairs. The form has a date of January 1896, but the date of the report is not shown.
4. Typed notes re: deed dated April 22, 1881 for German Settlement School signed by C.F. Scheel, Julius Scheel and John Pluth. Original deed may be found in McNab Township, Renfrew County Land Records in Arnprior McNab/Braeside Archives.
File 2:
5. Eleven daily attendance record books for this school, dated 1903, 1912-1920 and 1926. In January 1903 there were 30 students, including 15 with identifiably German surnames; the teacher was Miss Lizzie Forrest. In January 1912 there were 23 students, including 12 with identifiably German surnames; the teacher was J.E. Munro; in January 1916 there were 32 students including 15 with identifiably German surnames; the name of the teacher was Edna U. Stephens. In December 1926, there were 22 students, including 11 with identifiably German surnames; the teacher was Florence Mears (of Richmond, Ont.). Other student surnames: Campbell, Shaw, McVean, Cora.
Notes
Photographs located in Map Cabinet, Drawer 6. See also file “Waba Cottage” regarding the removal of this school house to Waba Cottage Museum Park.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Date
1899
Collection/Fonds
Stewartville Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 cm x 10 cm
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Date
1899
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Stewartville Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 cm x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of School Section No 5 shows the teacher, Miss Bellman and her students.
Accession No.
1995-0052
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Date
1913
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
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Date
1913
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
Reproduction Location
Binder 1A P0002
Creator
R.A. Ramsay, Arnprior Art Studio
Scope and Content
Photograph of school children standing in front of brick schoolhouse. Standing in door of school from left to right: Stafford R. Rudd (contractor), Duncan J. Campbell, Alex McNab. Young man on steps (on left with collar and tie) David Caldwell (Teacher). Students in Front row (left to right) Sidney Campbell, Allan Eckford, William Howard, Gordon Potter, Charlie Nieman, James Shaw, Colin Ritchie, Charlotte Glenn, Dorothy Campbell, Bernice Ritchie, Lois Campbell, Minnie Nieman, Rubina Fraser, Cora Shaw, Howard Greene, Frank Fraser, Robert Russett, Carswell Watson
Back row (left to right) Wesley Glenn, Dalton Glenn, Wilfred Watson, Gordon Eckford, Alex Little, Katie McLaren, May Russett, Audrey Glenn, Clara Neumann, Hazel Shaw, Bella Potter, Elizabeth Patton, Eva Donaldson, Janet Frasier, Susan Wharton, Lorne Ritchie, Florence Russett, Barbara Fraser, Katie Ritchie, Goldie Shaw, Eleanor Ritchie, Emma Howard, Howard Cavers, Vivian Donaldson, Alvin Neumann
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
File consists of:
1. Original b/w photo of class at Waba School, winter scene. Year ? — early 20th century.
2. Booklet (essay) called “History of Our School” by Margaret Stewart, 1925. Photo of school pasted to the cover. “Union school” built in 1874 in Pakenham Township. Site purchased for one dollar from Mr. J. Campbell. Not the first school in this section (first was “Ellis School” after a Mr. Ellis who had owned the land. School was also called Cedar Hedge School (after a cedar hedge was planted).
3. Class record of Margaret Stewart, Sep. 1924 to June 1925.
4. Class record of Margaret Stewart, Sep. 1925 to June 1926.
5. Class record of Margaret Stewart, Sep. 1926 to June 1927.
6. Class record of Margaret Stewart, Sep. 1927 to June 1928.
7. Photocopy of article (about 1926/27) by E.B. Campbell, “Interesting Sketch of History of Waba School”. Games, costumes, music, supper.
8. Photocopy of clipping from Chronicle, June 16, 1976, photo and caption: Waba School, 1896-7.
9. Original photo of a class in the 1960s, grades 1-8. Handwritten list of names attached. Peter Hessel able to identify Madeline Stewart (middle row, third from left). Unknown donor in 2001. Photo by Continental Studios of Ottawa.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
History / Biography
Goshen was a hamlet in McNab Township, now only the names Goshen Road and Goshen Cemetery remain.
Scope and Content
1. Clipping from the Renfrew Mercury (probably early Dec. 1931) with the heading “The Cemetery at Goshen Now in Use for a Century”. Also photocopy of this clipping.
2. Photocopy (and partial clipping) of article by Wanda Blimkie in Renfrew Mercury of Aug. 7, 1985: “Goshen’s railway station once served many area travellers”. Photos of Goshen Women’s Institute founding members and “orchestra” (formed in 1950), general store and post office. Railways. Grand Trunk, Canadian National Railway, Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway, Canada Atlantic Railway. Carswell post office. Sons of Temperance, Goshen Corners.
3. Colour photo by Peter Hessel (1988) of the Goshen railway station, which was “retired” to a Morris Miller’s (a farmer’s) nearby property, where it serves as a tool shed.
4. Photocopy of pp. 255-56 of McNab - The Township, showing a different view of the old Goshen railway station.
5. Photocopy of an article by Alan Rayburn, in Canadian Geographic, Dec. 1990/Jan. 1991, re place names of Goshen and Canaan.
6. Photocopy of pages 124-25 of McNab - The Township, regarding Goshen.
Notes
See also file “Goshen School”.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
History / Biography
These notes and transcripts were made by Kirstin Jeffrey in 1987/88 as part of research for the book, “McNab — The Township”.
Scope and Content
The abbreviation N.S. (standing for Neil Stewart, Glasgow, originator of the information) was used by Peter Hessel and Kirstin Jeffrey in their research.
1. N.S. # 9: Letter to the editor of “The Packet and Weekly Commercial Gazette”, September 30, 1850: re McNab Model School. Attached is a resolution by Council, to which the letter refers.
2. N.S. # 10: Item in “The Packet and Weekly Commercial Gazette”, September 1850 re the opening of the Model School on July 8, 1850. George Rochester (of Burnstown), secretary of the trustees.
3. N.S. # 11: transcript (by Kirstin Jeffrey) of “Proceedings of the Board of Public Instructions for the County of Renfrew”. Dugald C. McNab “received a certificate as a teacher of the First Class, having ‘undergone a searching examination in all the branches enumerated in the programme adopted by the Council of Public Instruction for Upper Canada . . .’ “ Other “gentlemen candidates as teachers” mentioned received third-class certificates.
4. N.S. # 12: transcript by Kirstin Jeffrey from the Packet ..., “Examination of the Model School, McNab”, Nov. 8, 1850.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Date
c1975
Collection/Fonds
Glasgow Women’s Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : full colour ; 15 cm x 10 cm
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Date
c1975
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Glasgow Women’s Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : full colour ; 15 cm x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of McNab Public School.
Notes
It is scanned in b&w but the original is full colour.
Accession No.
1999-0118
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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
File consists of several pages with information about fundraising activities of the McNab Public School Home and School Association in 1990. Names: Elmer Raycroft, Peter Hessel, Marion Bella (speaker), Debbie Chambers, Claire Hamilton, Elizabeth Stewart-Hessel, Barbara White, Dorothy Garlough, Diane Wallace. McNab Fun Fair. List of donors. Parenting workshop (Marion Balla).
Notes
See also file: McNab Public School in PH Fonds
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Date
July 1930
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
glass plate negative
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-99
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Date
July 1930
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
10
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-99
Physical Description
glass plate negative
Acquisition Source
Archives of Ontario C 120-3
Scope and Content
View of No. 3 Mill on the Ottawa River in the afternoon
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
July 3 1930
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
glass plate negative
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-100
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Date
July 3 1930
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
10
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-100
Physical Description
glass plate negative
Acquisition Source
Archives of Ontario C 120-3
Scope and Content
View of No. 3 Mill on the Ottawa River in the afternoon
Accession No.
2002-0154
Images
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Date
1930c
Collection/Fonds
Handford Studio collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
scanned positive from nitrate negative
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Date
1930c
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Handford Studio collection
Description Level
Item
Series
3
Creator
A.L. Handford
Physical Description
scanned positive from nitrate negative
Notes
Images found in three boxes - 1396, 1398 and 1407
Accession No.
2008-0233
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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
1. Photocopy of newspaper article, “Goshen WI honors 50 year members” in the Renfrew Advance, July 8, 197 [last digit illegible]. Photo of members. Family names: Barr, Miller, Jamieson, Phillips, Roffie.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
History / Biography
The individual schools and school areas remaining in McNab Township were amalgamated in 1967. Most students were transferred to the newly established McNab Public School, others to the Arnprior schools.
Scope and Content
The file consists of:
1. Photocopy of newspaper clipping, Chronicle of May 12, 1964, item entitled “Township School Areas Discussed by McNab Council”.
2. Program for the graduation exercises at McNab Public School on June 22, 1978. Principal: D.A. Tye. Names of teachers, custodians, secretary, nurse, school board director, superintendent and board member. Names of the 1978 graduating class.
3. Program for the graduation exercises at McNab Public School on June 23, 1980. Principal: D.A. Tye. Names of teachers, custodians, secretary, nurse, school board director, superintendent and board member. Names of the 1980 graduating class.
4. Program for the official opening of the addition to McNab Public School on November 20, 1990. Principal: Doug Fraser.
5. Envelope with negatives of photos taken by Peter Hessel at McNab Public School approximately in 1988.
6. Envelope with negatives of photos taken by Peter Hessel at McNab Public School “Fun Fair”, May 1995.
7. Rolled, panoramic photograph of school population for 1989-1990 taken outside the school. Donated by Irene Robillard who's children attended McNab Public School.
Notes
See also file: “Home and School (McNab Public School)” in Hessel collection.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
File consists of:
1. Original handwritten letter (with seal) signed by Robert Carswell, Alex Wilson and William [illegible], Trustees, to the Reeve and Council of McNab, dated August 5, 1865. “We, the Trustees of School Section No. 5 respectfully request you to levy on and from the [aforesaid valuation ? illegible] of the said section a rate sufficient to realize the sum of one hundred dollars for school purposes for the year 1965.”
2. Handwritten list of teachers at Stewartville School (earliest date mentioned is 1893, latest is 1954).
3. Photocopy of picture and caption from Chronicle-Guide, Feb. 26, 1986: class of 1925 at Stewartville School, with all names.
4. Photocopies of pages 144-145, McNab — The Township. Photo of the former Stewartville school in 1987. Article on McNab No. 5 School (Flat Rapids/Balmer Island/Stewartville). Danny McIntyre, Mary Sutherland (photo), David Mackie, Daniel Fyfe, Shipman, Burton, McKillop.
Related Material
See also Accession #1995-0052: Stewartville Women's Institute. -- 1949-1989 (G3.2)
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
History / Biography
White Lake School was built in 1899. Electricity came to White Lake Village in 1948. Jack (Chip) Murdoch purchased the school in 1967 and opened a woodworking shop. The building was destroyed by fire in 1977.
Scope and Content
File consists of:
1. Moyer’s School Report Card of Billie Box, 1929-30. Teacher: L.E. Andison
2. Pupil’s Report Card of Billie Box, 1930-31. Teacher: Thelma Box.
3. Pupil’s Report Card of Billie Box, 1931-32. Teacher: Thelma Box.
4. Moyer’s School Report Card of Billie Box, 1932-33. Teacher: Elsie L. Bradley
5. Photocopy of an article in “White Lake — The Later Years” (published in December 2000) by Morna McEwen nee McNab of Robertson’s Corners, “White Lake School”, with photos of the senior classes of 1945/46 and 1955/56. Marion was a student at this school from 1929 to 1935 and later taught there (1943 to 1956). Key Words: School Hill, Mrs. Mamie Cameron, Arbor Day, Renfrew Music Festival (choir).
Accession No.
1994-0021
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