Charles W Watson

Settler of township lots: Lot 11, Conc. 7, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within part of this 100 acre lot at Buttermilk Falls.

Land acquisition: 1946 -1951 from John James Hewitt. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 71).

Dates of residency:

Interesting facts:

Buttermilk Falls Post Office: Lot 11, Conc. 7, Stanhope. 16941 Hwy 35, Algonquin Highlands. Date range: Mid 1930s to early 1970s
• Charles W. Watson - 1940's to early 1950's - The family operated a bowling alley, dance hall, post office, snack bar and general store.  The bowling alley, dance hall, post office and storage area were destroyed by fire for the second time in two years in the very early 1950's. The bowling alley and dance hall were very popular, especially with the students at the U of T Forestry School (later the Frost Centre);  A group from the school had been bowling earlier in the evening of the fire.  Mr. Watson said in a newspaper article that they would not rebuild again.

Preceding landowner:

  • 1874 Joshua Davis from The Crown
  • 1921 Arthur Oliver
  • 1930 - 1941 John James Hewitt

Succeeding landowner:

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree Not listed