May 2, 1860, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

July 17, 1925, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.


Watson studied music at a Catholic convent, then began playing the organ at St. Peter’s Episcopal Cathedral in Charlottetown. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh for a short while, but returned to his first love, music. He had varied additional interests, including painting and botany (he discovered a species of violet which was named after him). Also, together with Lucy Maude Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, he wrote The Island Hymn (i.e., Prince Edward Island).

  1. Salve Domine

Watson’s burial place