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 Maxim Saskatchewan

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- 49 19'  N
Longitude- 103 58'  W

part of 1927 map of this area.

Elevator and Post Office, in 1927

School shown in 1927 map above:
SD 3657

NE Section 2, Township 4, Range 15, W2
1930 Picture above courtesy Bruce Johnston,
Beamsville ON, submitted Nov 5, 2013.
Part of his Aunt and Uncle's Photo collection.
Names would be appreciated,
and I will forward on to Mr. Johnston
history pages, not my site!

Cemetery in the area
Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Radville District
RM of Laurier #38
NW Section 3, Township 4, Range 16, 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
Date of Birth Date of Appointment Date of Vacancy Cause of Vacancy

Andrew Wilson
(see below)





James "Jim" Graham
(see below)


Nov 1891




George Watts
(see below)


Aug 11, 1897










Stanley Vernon McLeod










Murdock Stewart McLeod










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or with the endorsement of the National Archives of Canada.
The source of this material is the National Archives of Canada

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)

History book- Prairie Gold


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