Protestant Schools in Quebec City

The question started with “Did my grandmother attend school while she was living in Quebec City?” And it snowballed as it usually does when doing genealogy.

I found a book on the BAnQ (National Library and Archives of Quebec) website about Protestant Schools in Quebec. The book is called “Molding our tomorrows: a survey of the first hundred years of Protestant education in Quebec City, 1846-1946 / made to the order of the Protestant Board of School Commissioners”, by Arthur G. Penny. BA

Not only is it a great resource for Protestant education in Quebec City covering the years 1846-1946, but as a bonus, it also lists students who fought in the South African War, WWI & WWII.

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pg. 75 From the book Molding our tomorrows: a survey of the first hundred years of Protestant education in Quebec City, 1846-1946 / made to the order of the Protestant Board of School Commissioners by Arthur G. Penny. BA 

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pg. 76 From the book Molding our tomorrows: a survey of the first hundred years of Protestant education in Quebec City, 1846-1946 / made to the order of the Protestant Board of School Commissioners by Arthur G. Penny. BA 

And voila! I found two of my Norton relatives, George Beveridge Norton and his cousin Alfred Lee Norton both attended Victoria Protestant School. A quick look in the Directories (again on the BAnQ website)  and found it was located on St. Estache Street.

YAY!

Another success in my school searches was finding mention in the newspaper of my great grandmother, Caroline Norton. The prize list below was for the Girls’ High School located on St. Augustin Street in Quebec City.

Caroline Norton Quebec Morning Chronicle June 26 1889

Quebec Morning Chronicle June 26, 1889

I am still looking for my grandmother Beatrice’s school but I am happy with the school discoveries so far.

Check out Gail Dever’s guide on researching at the Quebec National Archives website.