Social Notes from Watson’s Corners


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Perth Courier–May 8 1891

Lanark Links:  On Wednesday evening the village band went up above Watson’s Corners to the residence of Mr. Proven whose daughter the same evening was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. Machan of Dalhousie and serenaded the newly married couple.  They were treated to a nice supper after which they drove to Mr. Dobbie’s residence whose daughter was also married the same day where they were again well treated.  The boys spent a pleasant evening.



Perth Courier, July 30, 1897

Watson’s Corners:  The hotel property in our village was sold on Tuesday last to James Jackson, Sr…….the store in our village lately occupied by Isaac Allan has been closed so we have only one store in the village now.


Perth Courier, February 13, 1897

Watson’s Corners–The Deachman brothers have been holding gospel meetings at Warsaw for the last two weeks with marked success.  The church is crowded every night.  God is blessing their labors with His servants’ many souls being turned from darkness to light.

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