It’s the Watson’s Corners News 1895!




Watson’s Corners Methodist Church-Goolge Image

Noted in the year Perth Courier, March 12, 1937; March 26, 1937; April 2, 1937—-In the exodus of the year previous (1820) among the first arrivals were James hall, John Mair, Duncan McPherson, Charles Isdale, Peter McLaren, Alexander Ferguson, John Turreff, David Bowes, and James Campbell.  There were also those who pushed on to Watson’s Corners.

May 3 1895 Almonte Gazette


From our own correspondent– A p r i l 29th, 1895

The weather is warm and pleasant now.—Farmers are now busy with their spring work; some seeding has been done. Where fall grain was sown it looks well.

Mr. Wm. M. Chesney lost a cow last week. There has been quite a lot of sickness among cows this spring. Some of the farmers are losing their lambs when some weeks old.

Mr. D. Forbes has put up a very large barn this spring.

Mrs. A. Paul and her daughter Mrs. Marshall, of Ramsay, were visiting at Mr. John Munro’s on Saturday last.

Mrs. John Scott presented her husband with a young son last week.

Mr. M. Jackson, of Maberly, spent a few days with his parents last week.

There was no service in our village on Sabbath last.—The society of C.E. meets in Zion Church every Tuesday evening at 7:30.



Perth Courier, July 14, 1899

Watson’s Corners:  Mr. H. Barrie has been very ill but is improving a little.  Mr. John Scott’s son Freddie has been ill with pleurisy but is recovering.

Elliott:  Frank Hughes of Iowa who was visiting his brother James Hughes, left for his home on Friday.

Perth Courier, October 6, 1899

To The Editor of the Perth Courier:

It has lately come to my attention that a misleading and utterly false report has been circulating about me on the 12th July last in Perth.  First of all, let me say that I was not in the company of any man that day and also that I did not taste a drop of drink of any kind except a cup of tea for my dinner; and that I left Perth before 5:00 that afternoon on the Lanark stage and was at my home at Watson’s Corners before dark.  If it was necessary for me to do so I could get fifty people to prove that every word of the above was strictly true.  Thank you so much for your space.

I remain,

Very Truly Yours,

Mary McCulloch, Watson’s Corners


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Related reading

Social Notes from Watson’s Corners

All the Single Ladies?

Did They Ever Find the Kangaroo from Lanark County?

Fiddler’s Hill— Where the Green Grass Doesn’t Grow in Lanark




About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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