Gideon Philip Mark

Settler of township lots:  Lot 14 Conc. 10, Ridout

Dates of residency: 

  • 1891 Census of Canada: lived in Stanhope
  • 1901 Census of Canada: Lot 14 Conc. 10, Ridout
  • 1908 Death of wife Sarah: Muskoka Fall, Ridout
  • 1936 Died in Gelert

Other locations::

  • 1891 Stanhope Voters List: Gideon P. Mark at Lot 19, Conc. 1, Lot 20 Conc. 2, and Lots 18 & 19, Conc. 3 none of which are recorded in the Parcel Register Books. 
  • 1893 Stanhope Directory: G P Mark, Carnarvon at Lot 20, Conc. 3, Stanhope which was owned by John James Sisson. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 357).

Interesting facts: 

Gelert gained importance as a centre of commerce and transportation when the arrival of the Victoria Railway's steel made it Minden's nearest station. One of its most versatile citizens was Gideon Phillip Mark, born in Mariposa township in 1847, who loved to recount his memories of Lindsay when it was principally a a cedar swamp. In addition to being active in Snowdon's municipal affairs, he had been connected with the pioneering of both Stanhope and Dorset. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 190

Preceding landowner:

Succeeding landowner:

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Gideon Philip Mark, b. 20 Jun 1847, England d. 28 Jul 1936, Gelert, age 89 years)
  • Sarah Armitage, b. Abt 1849, Canada 

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