Arthur Robert Oliver

Settler of township lots: Lot 8, Conc. 7, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 52 acre parcel at Halls Lake

Land acquisition: 1933 from His Majesty. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 30)

Other land:

  • Lot 9, Conc. 7, Stanhope - 1921 from Robert Oliver.. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 38)
  • Lot 10, Conc. 7, Stanhope - 1921 from William Welch; 1929 to William R Curry part. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 45)
  • Lot 11, Conc. 7, Stanhope - 1921 from Joshua Davis part for $200; 1929 William R. Curry. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 71)

Dates of residency: Residence at time of enlistment - Boskung (Lot 8, Conc. 7 Stanhope on 1911 census, which he purchased from Joshua Davis for $200 in 1921).

Interesting facts:

Arthur R. Oliver was the Reeve of Stanhope from 1931-1935.

Oliver was a Licensed Conveyancer after his teaching career was terminated when he was gassed overseas, took advantage of his outdoor life to paint and sketch and bequeathed his talents and interest to a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Coneybeare. Source: Dream of Excellence by Nila Reynolds. Published by Haliburton Highlands Guild of Fine Arts and Haliburton School of Fine Arts. 1976 pg 30

Arthur went overseas in World War I with the 109th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. In 1917 he took part in the battle of Paschendale, where he was badly wounded and poisoned with Mustard gar spread by the Germans. He was shipped back to England for convalescence, and i

n 1918 received a letter from his father offering him the Godwin-Deacon farm, which he had just purchased. He had received advice from his medical doctors that he should not live in an urban environment because of the damage to his lungs. Oliver obtained a loan from the Soldiers' Settlement Board that enabled him to purchase the land from his father in 1919. And so it was that the land became known as the Oliver Farm, and was later named "Sunnybrook Farm: by Mary. Source: The Oliver Farm, a brief history 1871- 2002 by A R Oiver, 2002 Pg

Read THE OLIVER FARM, a brief history 1871-2002.

Arthur Robert Oliver, Pte.. Veteran: 1916 - 1918 Canadian Expeditionary Force

  • Enlisted: 23 Nov 1916, Minden
  • Occupation and residence: School Teacher, Boskung
  • Battalion: 252nd Overseas Battalion, C.E.F.; 21st Battalion, Canadian Infantry; 6th Reserve Battalion
  • Notes on war service: Served three months in France - 1917 - Gunshot wound in left thigh, discharged from hospital on 8 Feb 1918; 1918 - Married in Brighouse, Yorkshire; 1919 - Discharged at Quebec depot

First landowner: 1875 Benjamin Trott - other parts

Preceding landowner: 1918 Frank Gartshore - other parts

Succeeding landowner:

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Arthur Robert Oliver, b. 7 Aug 1891, Wales d. 1955  (Age 63 years). Buried: St. Stephen's Cemetery
    • Robert Oliver, b. 24 Apr 1867, , England  d. 03 Jun 1928, Toronto, (Age 61 years)
    • Jemima Davies, b. 02 Sep 1860, Wales  d. 29 Jul 1937, Stanhope, (Age 76 years)
  • Mary Crowther, b. Abt 1888, England d. 01 Nov 1992  (Age ~ 104 years)
  • Children:
    1. Arthur Raymond Oliver, b. 10 Jun 1925, d. 2 Nov 2008, Newmarket, (Age 83 years)
    2. Rosamond Oliver, b. 10 Jun 1925,   d. 05 May 1993  (Age 67 years)

Photo 1. Arthur Oliver in 1914 - Linda & Bev Coneybeare

Photo 2. Arthur Oliver in Winter