Charles Lucas Fader

Settler of township lots: Lots 26 & 27, Conc. 4, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location on this 36 acre Lot 26, Conc. 4 on  Maple Lake waterfront east of 25th Line

Land acquisition: 1930 from Joseph Fader in 1929. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 349).

Other land: Lot 27, Conc. 4: 1930 from Joseph Fader (father). Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 417).

Dates of residency:

  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Charlie Fader is listed as brother-in-law at Henry Sawyer's Lots 32, Conc. 4 & 5
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: Charles Fader, farmer Lot 32, Conc. 7
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Charles & Maud Fader, no children
  • 1911 Stanhope Post Office List
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 26 & 27, Conc. 4
  • 1913 Birth & Death of Son Charles Erman Fader at Lot 26, Conc. 4, Stanhope
  • 1918 Post Office List
  • 1928 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 26 & 27, Conc. 4

Interesting facts:

Dynamite and human sweat brought Highway 35 to Dorset in 1934. Local men like Charlie Fader, a hundred years old in the fall of 1979, still recall their daylight to dark struggle to make a road through the resisting granite ridges. Fader was one of the teamsters whose horses pulled stumps and drew brush for burning. At once the highway opened the townships it crossed to lumbermen who could now move their logs by road rather than river. Source: Echoes of the Past, compiled and written by Ed H. Devitt & Nila Reynolds. p. 25

Wes Guilford was once noted for horse racing. George Barry laid out a half mile track and in the years between 1909 and 1925 held annual races attracting crowds and competition from as far away as Lindsay and Fenelon Falls. Perhaps Charlie Taylor had the most unusual entry, a horse called "Little Tom," which had been trained with the family dog. Should he slacken his pace, the owner only had to clap his hands and yell "sic em!" and the horse, thinking the dog was at his heels, would pass everything in sight. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 160

From Stanhope Notes by A. F. Stevenson, The Haliburton Echo, July 25, 1979:
Mr. Charles Fader, Stanhope's soon to be centenarian, will be honored by his friends when a tree will be planted at the Stanhope Library on August 18th. The ceremony will be part of the official opening exercise at Stanhope Community Centre. A valued and respected member of the community for almost all of his century of life. Mr. Fader and his late wife Minnie operated a small store out of their home at Maple Lake and met some of the needs of the people in their neighbourhood. He provides a link with the past that is treasured by native born Stanhope residents and also by those who came to Stanhope to  live permanently, for all admire the excellent qualities of those who faced the hardships of those early days in this area and helped to bring about the hospitable friendliness that has been a wonderful part of the area.

Preceding landowner:

  • 1891 William D. Fader with other lands.
  • 1829 Joseph Fader for $1. He was listed on this lot in the 1901 Stanhope Voters List.

Succeeding landowner: 

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Charles Lucas Fader, b. 20 Jan 1881, Dundas, d. 12 Aug 1981 (Age 98 years) Buried: Maple Lake United Church Cemetery
    • James Joseph Fader, b. 16 Sep 1839, Ontario, d. 10 Mar 1933, Stanhope, (Age 93 years)
    • Hannah Margaret Jones, b. 13 Jun 1845, Ontario, d. 18 Jan 1943, Maple Lake, (Age 97 years)
  • Minnie Day, b. 1884, Victoria, Ontario,  d. 1974  (Age 90 years)
  • Children:
    1. Charles Erman Fader, b./d. 19 May 1913, Stanhope, (Age 0 years) 
    2. Charles Verlan Fader, b. 1915, Ontario, d. 1968 (Age 53 years) COD: Still born