Alice Hughes, another resident, went to school in Grenville Township. She remembered a bear being killed at the back of the school. After planting seeds in the spring, she proudly showed off her produce at the local fair and earned a prize for her efforts. Her mother went to Normal School with Charlotte Whitten, the former mayor of Ottawa. Alice’s mother told her that Charlotte was rather abrupt and often contradicted the teachers, which didn’t happen very often in those days.
John Wilson attended the ‘Little Red Schoolhouse’ S.S. No. 3 March as a lad. His wife, Ethel Hill (Wilson) taught in many one-room schoolhouses including those in Oxford Station, Munster, Kinburn and Carp before ending her career at March Central and Crystal Beach Schools.
While Jeanne Sauvé was Governor General of Canada, she visited student teachers during cooking class at the Ottawa Normal School. Mrs. Sauvé asked Willard Davis’ cousin what she was making. “Apple sauce, You Excellency”, she replied.