George Morrison

Settler of township lots: Lot 9, Conc. 4, Guilford (Stanhope area)

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this irregular lot with waterfront on the north and south shores of Pine Lake. (Sleepy Hollow?)

Land acquisition: Unknown. In 1911 this property was probably owned by Charles Barnum. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 129).

Other land: North half Lots 31 & 32, Conc. 3, Stanhope - 1907 from William B. Jones; 1907 to George Fader. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 476 & 480).

Dates of residency:

  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: George Morrison, farmer, n pt Lots 21, & 32, Conc. 3
  • 1906 Marriage to Bertha (Simms) Powell, who had 3 children with first husband William John Powell (1878-1905)
  • 1907 Birth of Daughter Mary Irene Morrison (1907–) Haliburton
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Guilford: George with wife Bertha, children Vera, George, Wesley, Irena & Myrvel 
  • 1912 Birth of Son Owen Arvine Morrison (1912–1985) West Guilford
  • 1921 Census of Canada, Dysart
  • 1957 Death: Haliburton

Interesting facts:

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

Succeeding landowner: 1914 William J. Cruickshanks for $114

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • George Morrison, b. 22 Apr 1876, Grey, Ontario, d. 17 Feb 1957, Haliburton (Age 80 years). Buried: Evergreen Cemetery.
    Parents:
    • Alexander Morrison, b. 25 Mar 1832, Ireland d. 7 Oct 1920  (Age 88 years)
    • Mary Craig, b. 1839, Ireland d. 8 Sep 1906 (Age 67 years)
  • Bertha Anne Sims, b. 10 Jun 1884, Stanhope, d. 23 Aug 1974 Haliburton (Age 90 years). Buried: Evergreen Cemetery
    First Husband: William John Powell, b. 22 Jun 1878, Ontario, d. 22 Mar 1905, Dysart,  (Age 26 years)
  • Child: 1. Mary Irene Morrison, b. 18 Oct 1907, West Guilford d. 9 Mar 2003
  • Note: They had 4 more Morrison children. www.ancestry.ca/family-tree/person/tree/106040327/person/150125236700/facts

Photo: Bertha Annie Sims-Morrison, Haliburton. Source: Ancestry. ca chanceychelsey originally shared this on 30 Mar 2009

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