Cecil Howard Woodcock

Settler of township lots: Lot 12, Conc. 4, Guilford (Stanhope area)

Location: Map point is the approximate location within the north part of this 100 acre lot on the river between Pine & Cranberry Lakes east of Pine Lake Road.

Land acquisition: This property was owned by Mabel Woodcock's father, Charles Barnum at this time. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 168).

Other land: Lot 13, Conc. 4, Guilford - 1911 from James William Irwin. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 213)


Dates of residency: 1911 Census of Canada, Guilford: Cecil Woodcock with wife Mabel, sons Conway & Morris.

Interesting facts:

Hi father, George Woodcock was a trapper. His mother, Mary Jane died 12 days after giving birth to Cecil. The young mother's body had to be transported to the United Church cemetery many miles distant, on a hand sleigh. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 p. 69

Preceding landowners:

  • 1865 The C .L. & C. Co from The Crown
  • 1887 James William Irwin
  • 1902 Daniel McIntyre

Succeeding landowner: illegible

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Cecil Howard Woodcock, b. 2 Apr 1885, Stanhope, d. 29 Aug 1961, Haliburton, (Age 76 years). Buried: Evergreen Cemetery
    Parents:• George Wesley Woodcock, b. 10 Oct 1857, Reach, Ontario, d. 12 Aug 1929, Stanhope, (Age 71 years)
    • Mary Jane Boice,   b. 04 Nov 1862, Coboconk, d. 13 Apr 1885, Stanhope, (Age 22 years)
  • 1. Mabel Irene Barnum, b. Aug 1886, Guilford, d. 14 Feb 1917, Niagara Falls, (Age ~ 30 years)
    • Charles Barnum,   b. 20 Apr 1839, Trenton,  d. 08 May 1930, Clinton, Ontario, (Age 91 years)
    • Jane Sowerby
  • 2. Lucy Charlotte Alsop, b. 1899, Glamorgan, Haliburton, d. 1984 (Age 85 years)

Photo 1: Fred Barnum, Cecil Woodcock & Ernest Boice. Source: Ancestry.ca photo----courtesy of Sandy. johnmar131 originally shared this on 30 Jan 2014

Photo 2: Lazy afternoon. Left to Right: Stan Cooper, Cecil Woodcock, Andy Sisson, Sidney Sisson, Bruce Leek, Amelia Cooper, Elva Cooper, Aileen Leek, Shirley Sisson. Owner/Source S. (Woodcock) Oakley / J. Mueller

Photo 3: Cecil Woodcock ---the young fellow at the right front. Source: Ancestry.ca johnmar131 originally shared this on 30 Jan 2014