Watson’s Corners And Vicinity 1891–Shetland Ponies and Cheese



Today while I was searching for some information on Watson’s Corners I came across a settlement between McDonald’s Corners and Watson’s Corners called Hood’s Corners- or Hood’s Settlement. Alice Gilchrist said: Hood’s [and I believe it was usually called Hood’s Settlement] is not located between Watson’s Corners and McDonald’s Corners but is north of Watson’s Corners on Concession 3 Dalhousie

Who knew? Check out the story.

Feb 28 1891 Almonte Gazette

WATSON ’S CORNERS AND VICINITY–From our own correspondent.

Sick .—Mrs. Wm. Stone, Sr., is seriously ill with the prevalent epidemic.

D r o w n e d—The horses of Mr. Alex. McAulay were drowned lately while crossing the Mississippi.

The Shetland Pony— Belonging to Mr. Thus. Caldwell, of Lanark, has completed its course of training under the hands of Mr. Jas. Kelly. Mr. K. reports it as being exceedingly tractable and well behaved.

Sympathy— We desire to express our sympathy for Mr. Andrew Baird, who, it will be remembered, was attacked by influenza about six weeks ago. Indeed, he was afflicted with a cold all fall, and consequently fell an easy victim. We hope that his recovery, though retarded, is not far distant.

Cheese Matters.—Mr. Moose and others have decided to build a cheese factory about three, miles south-west of McDonald’s Corners, and Mr. Mat, Reid, of this place, has been engaged to make the cheese.

The many friends of Mr. Richard White, of Burgess, cheese-maker here for the past two seasons, will be interested to learn that he has recently entered the matrimonial state, the lady of his choice being Miss Hynan, of that neighbour. We will be glad to assist at his “house-warming” when he comes among us.

Accidents— While returning to Middleville after the Friday evening meeting Rev. Jos. Andrew met with an accident which might have been more serious. His horse (through some mistake in the hitching ) could not be kept on the road, but went over a descent and fell. The rev. gentleman, while trying to disengage the animal, was struck several times with its feet, but we are glad to learn that the injuries inflicted are slight.

Mr. Fred. Warner, while shoeing a horse, had his ‘finger badly lacerated. A nail was accidentally driven through it, and, on a jerk from the horse, was pulled out through the flesh. He is off work for a week or so.

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Almonte Gazette 1911 December..

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  1. Hood’s [and I believe it was usually called Hood’s Settlement] is not located between Watson’s Corners and McDonald’s Corners but is north of Watson’s Corners on Concession 3 Dalhousie


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