Alfred Davies

Settler of township lots: Lot 17, Conc. 9  & 10, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location on this 100 acre Lot 17, Conc. 9 on both sides of the Kennisis River running north from Little Hawk Lake Road

Land acquisition:

  • Lots 16 & 17, Conc. 9, Stanhope from Richard Johnson by Samuel Davies and Alfred Davies in 1927 for $200

Other land: Lot 17, Conc. 10, Stanhope was patented on 10 Sep 1927 from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 144).

Dates of residency:

  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: Alfred Davis, farmer at Lot 17, Conc. 9
  • 1903 Birth of Son Ernest Davies at Lot 17, Conc. 9
  • 1908 Birth registration of daughter Ethel at Lot 17, Conc. 9, Stanhope
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Alfred & Elizabeth Davies and mother-in-law Mary A Davies at Lot 17, Conc. 9
  • 1911 Stanhope Post Office List: Davis, Alfred, Halls Lake at Lot 9, Conc. 17
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Alfred Davis at Lots 17, Conc. 9 & 10; brother Samuel Davis is listed at Lot 16, Conc. 9
  • 1928 Stanhope Voters List: brother Samuel Davis is listed at Lot 16, Conc. 9

Interesting facts:

In his 1966 Collection of Sketches, "A Near Miracle", Clayton Rogers tells the story of how the local doctor, taking 2 hours to get to the farm, had to perform an emergency appendectomy on Alfred's son Fred, at their home. "The doctor gave the mother instructions for preparation and also to aid him during his work - naturally his instruments were few, they were carefully sterilized. The kitchen table was made ready as the operation centre and the father given instructions for administering the anesthetic.The abdomen was opened and offending organ showing much inflamation, but still intact was quickly and deftly removed. The incision was closed and Fred was back in his bed within 45 minutes after the operation began." Read the whole story.

Preceding landowner:

  • Lot 17, Conc. 9: 1902 Richard Johnson from The Crown
  • Lot 17, Conc. 10: The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • Lot 17, Conc. 10: 1924 Gull River Lumber Co for $500; 1933 Frederick M. Moffat; 1946 Clayton Rogers

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Alfred Davies, b. Jun 1873, Wales 
    Parents:
    • John Davies, b. Abt 1829, Wales 
    • Hannah Jones, b. Abt 1832, Wales d. 17 May 1911, Stanhope, (Age ~ 79 years)
  • Elizabeth Moore-Davis, b. 1 Nov 1877, Stanhope
    • Father: Caleb Davis (1841-1909) 
  • • Mother: Mary Ellen Ann Moore, b. 4 Jun 1857, Innisfil, Simcoe, Ontario,  d. 14 Apr 1917, Stanhope, (Age 59 years)
  • Children:
    1. Ernest Davies, b. 21 Feb 1905, Stanhope, d. 1983  (Age 77 years)
    2. Frederic Davies, b. 25 Mar 1907, Stanhope, d. 3 Jan 1986, Peterborough, (Age 78 years)
    3. Ethel Mary Davies, b. 19 Oct 1908, Halls Lake
    4. Gladys Minnie Davies, b. 27 Aug 1911, Stanhope

Photo: Masons & Davies: see verso: Wilfred Mason, Myra Mason, Sarah Mason, Gladys Davies - daughter, Lizzie Davies – m – Alfred Davis. Source: Peter Hewitt’s Photo Collection ‘Masons & Davies'.

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