Francis 'Frank' Barry

Settler of township lots: Lot 4, Conc. 6, Guilford (Stanhope Area)

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 100 acre lot running south from the intersection of Binscarth Trail and Barry Line.

Land acquisition: 1934 from The C .L. & C. Co. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 22).

Other land: Lot 3, Conc. 4 Guilford - 1964 from The C .L. & C. Co. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 12).

Dates of residency:

  • 1903 Business Directory, Guilford: Francis Barry, Maple Lake, Lot 4, conc. 6
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Guilford: Francis & Edith Barry
  • 1864 Death: Maple Lake

Interesting facts:

Brothers George, James, Mathias, Frank and Christopher Barry came from Dunnville in Haldimand with the their 75 year old father, James Sr. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 157

A depot camp to supply the Redstone and Kennisis [lumber] camps was located on lot 3, concession 7, Guilford township, beside a creek flowing from Mud Lake. The late Frank Barry who in 1960 owned this property told how it was serviced from Bobcaygeon by cadge teams which took a day to get as far as Minden from Bobcaygeon. After spending a night at the Minden hotel, a second day's journey brought them to Gwinn's Corners where team and driver enjoyed the hospitality of the Half Way house. The third day saw the load delivered to the Mud Lake depot and the team returning to Bobcaygeon for another consignment. Ibid. pg 47

First wife Gertrude (or Maggie) Barnum was the 3rd child of William Barnum and Catherine Dauncey. She was born in Guilford Township and married Frank Barry on May 24, 1899. Sadly, she passed from puerperal convulsions (a complication of childbirth.) after delivering twin boys, who also passed and are buried with her. Also buried with her is her sister, Edith, who married Frank in 1903 and Frank himself. Source:

Preceding landowner: 9 May 1865 The C .L. & C. Co from The Crown

Succeeding landowner: 

  • 1939 Edit Barry, his wife
  • 1945 Irie Barry, his son
  • 1968 Brown Camps Leasing Limited

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Francis Barry, b. 20 Feb 1873, Dunnville, d. 24 Oct 1964, Maple Lake, Age 91 years). Buried: Maple Lake cemetery
  • Parents: 
    • James Barry, b.1809, England d. 1893, West Guilford, (Age 84 years)
    • Caroline Doman, b. 1834, Switzerland d. 1919, Haliburton,  (Age 84 years)
  • Family 1. Gertrude Barnum, b. Abt 1879, Guilford, d. 28 Jan 1900, Dysart, (Age ~ 21 years)
  • Family 2. Edith Barnum, b. Aug 1886
    1. Ethel Barry, b. 11 Sep 1904, Ontario, d. 13 Dec 1987, Ontario, (Age 83 years)
    2. William Leslie Barry, b. 07 Mar 1909, West Guilford, d. 26 Nov 1985  (Age 76 years)
    3. Allen Thomas Barry, b. 27 Mar 1912, Ontario,  d. 4 Jun 1961  (Age 49 years)
    4. Irie Herbert Barry, b. 25 Jan 1917, Ontario,  d. 27 Oct 1984  (Age 67 years)