Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada

Estevan- Valley View School

718 3rd St

Valley View School was built in 1912, just before Hillside School.

Hillside students were transported here, before their school was completed.

1912 Map shows it occupied the whole City Block #30

Page 10- Valley View Public School
1914 Board of Trade Booklet

1925 class, My Mom's class, but she was not in the picture, for some reason.
My Mom attended Valley View School, in 1925.

1914 to 1927 it was used as a Normal School also, Third Class Teaching Certificates were obtained there.

Trinity Towers now sits at this location.

I don't have the date this school was demolished
Somewhere in my mom's scrapbook is a picture.
If you know the date, please let me know.

Mr. J. W. Coulter, from Weyburn, was the first Principal, with Four Teachers under him.

He was followed by Mr. John Alexander Chisholm, (see below)

then Mr. Hans Fredrick Martens in 1936 to 1955.
shown as Mr. F. H. Martens in most records, names reversed
Mr. Martens became Public School Superintendent in Estevan later.
His wife was also a Teacher and Principal in Estevan

Mr. Hans Fredrick Martens
b- Sept 4, 1889, d- Jan 26, 1972, buried in Estevan City Cemetery
They had a son named Donald Martens, who attended ECI 1955-57.
Haven't been able to find his wife's real name.

Lillian Eremko, daughter of Alexander and Katherine (nee Pitts) Eremko
d- Wednesday, January 11, 2006, age 90 years, four months and twenty-two days
taught school at Hirsch, Bienfait (1941) and Valley View School in Estevan (ca1952 - retired in 1971)
her first school was at Two Creeks SK, a rural school near Wroxton
Obit per Brenda Babich says she taught for 29 yrs, so have changed date to 1952 above, thx for correction

Irene Rust, nee Bevan
b- May 1902, in MB, married in 1933 to Frank H. Rust, Toronto
Irene taught school in 1925 at the then, 4 room, Valley View School, prior to her marriage.

Principal in 1925- Mr. John Alexander Chisholm
(b- Jan 27, 1875 in Thamesford, Oxford Co, ON- d- Sept 28, 1937),
buried in Estevan City Cemetery, age 61

He was a Principal in Estevan schools from 1912-1936
His wife was Jessie Chisholm, nee Whitton
(b- Mar 13, 1877 in ON, d- Mar 7, 1961, buried in Estevan City Cemetery)
married in Winnipeg MB in 1902
Jessie was also a teacher at Valley View School.
They had a daughter Jessie Christina Isabelle (Isabel) Chisholm,
(b- June 14, 1904 in Ellisboro, SK, d- Feb 26, 2001 in Saskatoon SK, age 96),
buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, SK.,
She was also a teacher. She also attended ECI.
She married a Floyd Arthur Cousins, who also was a teacher.
John's father was also named John Chisholm,
born in Moss-side, Ordiquhill Banff, Scotland.
mother- Christine Kerr, also born in Scotland.

other teachers in 1925
Grade One- Miss Barclay
Grade Two - Miss Littler -she was still teaching grade 3 there in 1947

Grade Three - Miss McConkey. (possibly Sally E. McConkey),
Upstairs was Miss Porter, who became Mrs. Ewart Robertson
Miss Hyslop, became Mrs. Lockyer


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