Angus Coulter

Settler of township lots: Lot 8, Conc. 4, & Lot 8, Conc. 5, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 100 acre Lot 8, Conc. 5 west and north of Boshkung Lake Road

Land acquisition:

  • Lot 8, Conc. 4, Stanhope: 1925 from Joseph Thompson Beatty. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 66).
  • Lot 8, Conc. 5, Stanhope: 1925 from Joseph Thompson Beatty. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 66).

Other Land:

  • Lot 5, Conc. 5, Stanhope: 1942 from Stanley Robert Coulter; 1948 to Wilfred Mason. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 58).
  • Lot 1, Conc. 6, Stanhope: 1938 from John Henry Harrison. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 2).
  • Lots 9 & 10, Conc. 6, Stanhope: 1918 from Allan Hewitt. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 29 & 32).
  • Lot 16, Conc. A, Stanhope: 1938 from George Armstrong. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 43).

Dates of residency:

  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Lot 7, Conc. A living with his father, Hugh Coulter
  • 1928 Stanhope Voters List: Angus Couter at Lot 8, Conc. 4 and Lots 8 & 9, Conc. 5; Lillie Coulter at Lots 9 & 10, Conc. 6.

Interesting facts: q

Boskung Post Office - 1878 to 1962:  The post office at Boskung was located in the homes of the Postmasters.  From 1878 until 1958 the office was open year around. It then became summer only until it finally closed in 1964. Angus Coulter was the postmaster from Apr 5, 1924 to Mar 10, 1945.

In 1945 William Reynolds sold [the Horseshoe Lake (Elsie) post office and homestead] to Mr. and Mrs. Angus Coulter who founded Horseshoe Lodge. They were the last to keep Elsie post office for since 1946 the area, now heavily populated with summer cottagers, has been served by rural mail. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 280

Preceding landowner: 1904 Joseph Beatty from The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Angus Cameron Coulter, b. 10 Mar 1898, Hindon Hill, d. 01 Nov 1989, Minden, (Age 91 years)
    Parents:
    • Hugh Coulter, b. 01 May 1837, Ireland d. 05 Nov 1918, Haliburton, (Age 81 years)
    • Margaret Taylor, b. 01 Aug 1840, Ireland d. 22 Sep 1922, Haliburton, (Age 82 years)
  • Lydia Hazel Reynolds, b. 31 May 1900, Elsie, Minden, d. 14 Dec 1980, Minden, (Age 80 years)

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