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Thursday, June 20, 2024
Charlotte Watkins Maxey, Windsor Star Clipping courtesy of Mrs Martin
  Mrs. Charlotte Watkins Maxey was born in Windsor and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Watkins. Her father Homer Watkins was an accomplished musician. Charlotte attended High School at Sandwich Collegiate. Maxey studied with Mother St. Edwin of the Ursuline School of Music. The Ursulines were a Roman Catholic religious order of women whose members are devoted to teaching. A frame house on Ouellette Avenue, near the southeast corner of Elliott, was their convent and music academy. The site is now occupied by the main branch of the Windsor Public Library.
This very talented singer won many awards during her singing career including success at the Windsor Music Festival and the Chatham Music Festival. She won the Opera Contralto competition at the Canadian National Exhibition. Mrs. Watkins Maxey made several appearances on CBC Television including her appearance June 1st 1961 on the half-hour program ‘Music in Miniature’. Mrs. Watkins Maxey went on to work as a stenographer at Hotel Dieu hospital. She was married to letter carrier, and tenor, Arthur Maxey and they had three daughters.
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