River lots & school grades
- Edmonton has river lots as well as Townships and Ranges. Found the old map
in a public libary book after attempting to compare census locations with a
modern map. Edmonton street names changed to numbers in 1914.
Also found a 1904 map of Winnipeg. Known residents of both cities found in
1901 census are still "missing" in the 1906 census. I'm transcribing High
River-Okotoks rural sub-district at present but have some helpful
information gathered for Edmonton and Winnipeg areas of the 1906 census.
Another interesting library book was written by one of the students of the
normal school in Calgary 1906 fall term of four months. Surprised she
mentioned a pupil taking Standard V examinations in 1910 because relatives
had talked about being put back one or two "grades" when they moved to
Calgary in 1909. In 1910 the teacher and her sister moved to southern
Alberta town to teach Grades Two & Three.
Standards I to V represented Grades I to IX. Calgary students around 1890
were listed in the newspaper when they had examinations and always wondered
about the standards.
Standards VI, VII and VIII were high school. The author took Standard VII in
Strathcona and then the normal school class in Calgary. Started teaching
January 1907 "at the ripe age of seventeen years" and later received the
Professional Certificate signed by AC Rutherford. Hs family was listed as
away from home at the time of the 1906 census. -- Elizabeth