Cheval Shhool **History**
and **Teachers**
**1901-1965**
compiled by
Mr. and Mrs. A. Barkley
Mr. and Mrs. D. Cram

1901—1902 **—** Retta **Shanks** Miss Retta **Shanks** had the honour of being the ﬁrst

Cheval School teacher. She commenced **teaching** October 21, 1901. 1
The trustees were Mr. M. Pirt, Mr. H. Johnston, and Mr. J. Huchison. Her

salary was $40 per month the ﬁrst term and $42 per month the second year. The pupils attending her school were:

Flossie Saunders Age *7**_*

Maggie Saunders 9 Margaret Pirt 9
Martha Saunders ll Wilfred Pirt 15
Mary Saunders 14 Lawrence Topley 10
Fred Rombough 10 George Topley 12
Austin Pitt 12 Willie Graham 11
Claudia Cram 8 Merle Rombough **7**
Charlie Barret **7** Percy Rombough 9‘
John Graham **7** Leah Rombough 11
Minnie Graham 9 Ethel Pitt 11
Wilfred Graham 12 Alice Pirt 17

She had 22 pupils in her ﬁrst year and William Keir, age 8; Laura Topley, 6; Mabel Armstrong, 13; and Lizzie Topley, 15 were enrolled in 1902 making a total of 26 pupils.

**1902-1905** **—** Nellie Borthwick and Bessie Borthwick In 1903 Nellie Borthwick
taught at Cheval School from January **5** to May 18 at a salary of **$480** per ana
num.

Bessie Borthwick then taught from May 18, 1903 at a salary of **$480** until
the end of 1905.

Her trustees were H. Johnston, Uriah Jickling, and William Keir, Senior.

**1905-1906** **—** S. A. Magnire followed Miss Borthwick, and taught the term of
1906. His trustees were Henry Johnston, Uriah Jickling and George Cram.

**1907** **—** Bertha M. Patterson taught at Cheval in 1907; enrollment then was 18
pupils. A beginner that year was our next door neighbour for many years, Mr.
Clifford Cram.

The trustees were the same as listed for the previous year.

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