Maxim, Saskatchewan, Canada

Unincorporated Hamlet

Located at NE Section 21, Township 4, Range 15, W2

Located on the Canadian Pacific Railroad, which came thru this area in 1913

Elevation- 2005 ft

Latitude- 49º 19' N
Longitude- 103º 58' W

Part of My Dad's 1927 Map of this area.

Elevator and Post Office, in 1927

Maxim School
Maxim School District #3657
Located on NE Section 21, Township 4, Range 15, W2

Postmaster History
Federal Electoral District: Assiniboia (SK)
Office opened Mar 1, 1913
In Andrew Wilson's Store
Section 21, Township 4, Range 15, W2
Office closed Apr 21, 1970

Postmaster Information:

Name of Postmaster Military Status Date of Birth Date of
Date of
Cause of Vacancy
Andrew Wilson (see below) 1913-03-01 1925-10-05 Resignation
James “Jim” Graham (see below) Nov 1891 1925-12-03 1940-10-01 Resignation
George Watts (see below) OAS Aug 11, 1897 1940-10-16 Acting
1941-01-17 1948-08-03 Resignation
Stanley Vernon McLeod 1948-09-01 Acting
1948-11-03 1951-03-01 Resignation
Murdock Stewart McLeod 1951-03-22 Acting

Disclaimer- This reproduction is NOT represented as an official version of the materials reproduced,
nor as having been made in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the National Archives of Canada.
The source of this material is the National Archives of Canada

First Postmaster- Andrew Wilson
came from Flesherton ON., to Radville SK. in 1911.
1912 moved to Maxim, built the small grocery store.
see History book link below

James and Myrtle Graham history

George Watts
b- Aug 11, 1897, Toronto, York, ON
d- Dec 21, 1977 in Calgary AB
buried in Queen's Park, Calgary, AB
when he enlisted, at Camp Hughes, June 8, 1916,
next of kin, Andrew Wilson (first Post Master)
living at Maxim, shown as his guardian.
Farmer, Single, Methodist.
Reg # 925967 with 152nd Batt.
wounded in the knee at Pashandale Ridge.

father- George Watts, mattress maker
d- bef 1901 census
mother- Jennie Colgan
b- Jan 10, 1868 in ON
d- aft 1901 census
family living at 11 Bell St, Toronto ON., when he was born
His mother Jennie died when he was about 3.
Jennie's mother- Ann Colgan,
b- 1831 in Ireland
d- aft 1901 census
George lived with Andrew Wilson family after his mother died.
a distant relative of George.
He married Hazel E. Williams, in 1927.
b- 1906
d- 1997
buried in Queen's Park, Calgary, AB.
George operated the store in Maxim, and 2 in Calgary.
sister- Mabel Watts
b- Sept 25, 1895 in Toronto, York, ON
d- quite young
(see History Book below)

External Links- Not my sites

History book- Prairie Gold

Cemetery in the area
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Radville District
RM of Laurier #38
NW Section 3, Township 4, Range 16, W2


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