Company Logo

Mount Elgin (Muncey)

 -  1867 -1946

Religious Entity: Methodist United Church

The Mount Elgin school in Munceytown, in what is now Ontario, was established in 1850. An 1858 government report concluded that the school was a failure and recommended that it be closed. By 1871 it was back in operation as a residential school. In 1902 an inspector concluded that the “boys of this school are not only working, they are being worked.” In 1908, students set fire to the school on three different occasions. In 1942 a senior Indian Affairs official described Mount Elgin as the “most dilapidated structure” that he had ever seen. The school was closed four years later.

Group of people posing for photo outside Mount Elgin building
Group of people posing for photo outside of a Mount Elgin school building
Group of people doing laundry in Mount Elgin school

Remembering the Following Students:

NameDate of Death (Year/Month/Day)
Courtland Claus1939-06-11
Evangeline JacksonNot known
Helen May Seneca1944-10-30
Jesse McGahey1906-07-05
Wetuhnashch (Simon Altman)1905-03-12